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Notice #: 0000978227-01
Public Notices


March 30, 2017

The Department of Health (DOH) proposes to modify the Kailua Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (KRWWTP), HI 0021296, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to discharge to receiving State waters:

This permit, issued to the City and County of Honolulu, is being modified under allowance by Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Section 11-55-16 and Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR), Section 122.62(a)(2). The proposed major modification includes revising the mass-based effluent limitations for biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and total suspended solids (TSS) such that the limitation is based on the KRWWTP’s design flow of 15.25 MGD. The expiration date of the modified permit shall remain as February 13, 2019.

In accordance with 40 CFR Sections 124.5(c)(2) and 122.62, only the conditions outlined above shall be reopened. All other conditions shall remain in effect for the duration of the permit. Please note that you may only comment or request a public hearing on the modified/reopened items described above.

Persons wishing to comment upon or object to the proposed modified KRWWTP 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 modified 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: Copies may be bought. The proposed modified permit and rationale are also available on the internet at: and on the WPC Viewer located at: For more information or if you have special needs due to disability that will aid you in inspecting and/or commenting on the proposed modified 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 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 modified NPDES permit and this action will be final.

Please notify anyone you know who would be interested in this matter.


The DOH is providing notice that the proposed modifications to the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant (HWWTP), HI 0020877 and Kailua Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (KRWWTP), HI 0021296 NPDES Permits and Fact Sheets published for public comment on March 3, 2016 and July 21, 2016, respectively, have been withdrawn and no further action will be taken.

Director of Health
(SA978227 3/30/17)~