NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT
Mokapu Saddle Road Rehabilitation,
Nanamoana Street to Oneawa Street
NPDES PERMIT NO. HI S000482
DOCKET NO. HI S000482
April 14, 2016
The State Department of Health (DOH) tentatively proposes to issue a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to discharge storm water associated with construction activity from the Mokapu Saddle Road Rehabilitation, Nanamoana Street to Oneawa Street project site, to receiving State waters, subject to special conditions to:
STATE OF HAWAII
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
HIGHWAYS DIVISION (DOT-HWYS)
869 PUNCHBOWL STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96813-5097
The proposed permit for the new discharge will expire five (5) years from the date of issuance.
The project is located at Mokapu Saddle Road, Nanamoana Street to Oneawa Street, Kailua, Island of Oahu, Hawaii, TMK: (1) 4-002-017 and (1) 4-004-013, 034, and 036. The scope of work includes cold planing; resurfacing; reconstructing weakened pavement areas; placing pavement marking and striping; constructing new curb, gutter, sidewalk, and curb ramps; adjusting utilities; installing traffic counting stations; and performing drainage and guardrail improvements.
The receiving water, Kaneohe Bay, is classified by the DOH as a Class AA, Marine Water, Embayment. The objective of Class AA waters is for these waters to remain in their natural pristine state as nearly as possible with an absolute minimum of pollution or alteration of water quality from any human-caused source or actions. To the extent possible, the wilderness character of these areas shall be protected.
The receiving water, Kawainui Marsh, is classified by the DOH as a Class 1, Inland Water, Wetland. The objective of Class 1 waters is that these waters remain in their natural state as nearly as possible with an absolute minimum of pollution from any human-caused source. To the extent possible, the wilderness character of these areas shall be protected.
The receiving water, Kawainui Canal, is classified by the DOH as a Class 2, Inland Water. The objective of Class 2 waters is to protect their use for recreational purposes, the support and propagation of aquatic life, agricultural and industrial water supplies, shipping, and navigation. The uses to be protected in this class of waters are all uses compatible with the protection and propagation of fish, shellfish, and wildlife, and with recreation in and on these waters.
Persons wishing to comment upon or object to the proposed NPDES permit or to request a public hearing, should submit their comments or requests in writing no later than 30 calendar days after the date of this notice, either in person or by mail, to:
Clean Water Branch
Environmental Management Division
Department of Health
919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 301
Honolulu, HI 96814-4920
Copies of the proposed public notice permit and other information are available for public inspection, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 7:45 a.m. until 4:15 p.m., at the DOH office address shown above and on the WPC Viewer located at: http://eha-web.doh.hawaii.gov/wpc-viewer/. Copies may be bought. The public notice permit and rationale are also available on the internet at:
http://health.hawaii.gov/cwb/site-map/clean-water-branch-home-page/public-notices-and-updates/ and on the WPC Viewer located at: http://eha-web.doh.hawaii.gov/wpc-viewer/. For more information or if you have special needs due to disability that will aid you in inspecting and/or commenting on the public notice permit and related information, please contact Mr. Darryl Lum, Supervisor of the Engineering Section, at the above address or (808) 586-4309 (Voice) at least seven (7) calendar days before the comment deadline. For those who use a TTY/TDD, please call through Sprint Relay Hawaii, at
1-711 or 1-877-447-5991.
All written comments and requests received on time will be considered. If DOH determines that there is significant public interest, a public hearing may be held after at least 30 calendar days of public notice.
If DOH’s position is substantially unchanged after considering all timely written comments and all oral comments at any public hearing that may be held, then the DOH will issue the NPDES permit and this action will be final.
Please notify anyone you know who would be interested in this matter.
VIRGINIA PRESSLER, M.D.
Director of Health