VARIANCE APPLICATION NO. W W 213
DOCKET NO. 06 – V W W – 02
Pursuant to H.R.S. §342D-7(i). Hawaii Revised Statutes, The State Department of Health (DOH) seeks written comments from interested persons regarding the following. Kohala Union Housing Corporation of 451 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii has applied for a five (5) year variance from Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Section 11-62-31.1(b)(1) which states The Director may allow an individual wastewater system other than a cesspool to be used for two dwelling units which may or may not be located within the same building provided (A) both of the dwelling units are located on the same single family residential lot and (B) the individual wastewater system used shall meet the current requirements of this chapter.
Tracy Takano, Secretary, Kohala Union Housing Corporation is the individual authorized to act for the applicant. The applicant has stated that the property has 21 single bedroom dwelling units currently being served by cesspools. To comply with the U.S. EPAs ban on large capacity cesspools, the applicant is proposing to use six (6) septic systems. Five (5) of the proposed septic systems will service three (3) to four (4) dwelling units per septic system. The requested variance is from Section 11-62-31.1(b)(1), HAR, which only allows a maximum of two (2) dwelling units per septic system. The project is known as Ainakea Elderly Housing, is located at 53-3996 Ainakea Drive, North Kohala, Hawaii and is Identified as TMK: (3) 5-3-011:107.
The applicant has stated that the project serves elderly community members and has financial difficulties. If you would like to review the full application, please call or write to the Wastewater Branch, 919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 309, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814-4920, telephone (808) 586-4294 or fax (808) 586-4300 to obtain a copy or facsimile.
DOH will consider all written comments received within thirty days of this notice. If warranted, DOH may hold a public hearing on the variance application, after a separate thirty-day public notice. The final decision will be made on the basis of the application, related documents written comments and the public hearing if any.
CHIYOME LEINAALA FUKINO, M.D.
Director of Health (SB03509155 3/25/06)