NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT
WAIKOLOA RESERVOIR NO. 1 EARTHQUAKE REPAIRS
KAMUELA, ISLAND OF HAWAII
NPDES PERMIT NO. HI S000516
DOCKET NO. HI S000516
April 20, 2017
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 Waikoloa Reservoir No. 1 Earthquake Repairs project site, to receiving State waters, subject to special conditions to:
COUNTY OF HAWAII
DEPARTMENT OF WATER SUPPLY
The proposed permit for the new discharge will expire five (5) years from the date of issuance.
The project is located at Waikoloa Reservoir No. 1 with access off Spencer Road, north of Kamuela on the Island of Hawaii (see Application dated March 29, 2017 for specific location). The scope of work for the Waikoloa Reservoir No. 1 Earthquake Repair project consists of tree removal, concrete repair and concrete work, and soil grading around the embankments of the reservoir.
The receiving water, Waikoloa Stream, is classified by the DOH as a Class 1, Inland Water. The objective of Class 1 waters is for these waters to remain in their natural state as nearly as possible with an absolute minimum of pollution from any human-caused source or action. To the extent possible, the wilderness character of these areas shall be protected.
The receiving water, Kohakohau Stream, 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; the Kona District Health Office, 79-1020 Haukapila St., Room 115, Kealakekua, HI 96750; the Hilo District Health Office, 1582 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo, HI 96720; and 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