COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
NOTICE OF A COMBINED CONTESTED CASE HEARING (CCH-MA-06-01)
CONCERNING WATER USE PERMIT APPLICATIONS FOR
MAUI DEPARTMENT OF WATER SUPPLY, HAWAIIAN COMMERCIAL AND SUGAR,
AND WAILUKU WATER COMPANY, LLC
IAO GROUND WATER MANAGEMENT AREA, MAUI
PETITIONS TO AMEND THE INTERIM INSTREAM FLOW STANDARDS FOR
IAO , WAIEHU, WAIHEE, & WAIKAPU STREAMS
The Commission on Water Resource Management (Commission), State of Hawaii, on its own motion, will conduct a combined contested case hearing on the following applications for existing high-level ground water use permit applications and petitions to amend interim instream flow standards:
High-Level Ground Water Use Permit Applications
Source Name Well No. Applicant WUPA # TMK amount (mgd)
Existing Uses as of July 21, 2003
Kepaniwai Well 5332-05 MDWS 699 3-3-3:5 1.042
Iao Tunnel (Kepaniwai) 5332-02 MDWS 680 3-3-3:3 1.359
Waikapu Tunnel 1 5132-01 WWC 681 3-5-3:1 unknown
Waikapu Tunnel 2 5132-02 WWC 682 3-6-3:1 unknown
Iao Tunnel (Puako) 5330-02 HC&S 691 3-4-34:34 0.100
Black Gorge Tunnel 5332-01 WWC 685 3-3-3:3 unknown
Iao Needle Tunnel 1 5333-01 WWC 684 3-5-3:1 unknown
Iao Needle Tunnel 2 5333-02 WWC 686 3-3-3:3 unknown
Applicants: Maui County Department of Water Supply (MDWS)
Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar (HC&S)
Wailuku Water Company, LLC (WWC) (formerly Wailuku Agribusiness Company, Inc.)
from the Iao Ground Water Management Area, Maui, pursuant to Chapters 91 and 174C, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and Sections 13-167-51 through 54, Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR)
Petitions to Amend Interim Instream Flow Standards
Stream Name SCAP No. Petitioner TMK amount (mgd)
Iao MA-375 * various unknown
Waiehu MA-375 * various unknown
Waihee MA-375 * various unknown
Waikapu MA-375 * various unknown
* Earthjustice (EJ), on behalf of Hui o Na Wai Eha and Maui Tomorrow Foundation, Inc.
within Wailuku area, Maui, pursuant to Chapters 91 and 174C, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and Sections 13-169-40 through 43, Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR).
Any person wishing to participate in the contested case hearing as an intervening party must file a written application in accordance with Section 13-167-54(e), HAR, explaining briefly how he or she has a specific legal interest different from the general public and how their interest could be affected by the proposed action.
Written applications to be an intervening party in the contested case hearing must be received no later than 12:00 noon, Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at the Commission Office, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 227, Honolulu, HI 96813. Application forms are available at the Commission Office. An application form will be mailed upon request or one can be downloaded from the Commission website at www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/cwrm/ forms/CCHP.pdf. Please call (808) 587-0225 or toll free from Maui 1-800-984-2400, extension 70225, for application forms or for further information.
After receipt of all applications to intervene, a hearing will be held at which the Commissions hearing officer will take evidence and arguments supporting each applicant\u2019s request for participation in the contested case. The Commission\u2019s hearing officer will then make a ruling on standing for each applicant\u2019s request for a contested case or to intervene. Only persons granted standing as parties to the proceedings may participate in the contested case hearing. The hearing on standing will be held on Maui and scheduled for a date, time, and place to be determined.
Any party may retain counsel if desired. An individual may appear on his or her own behalf, or a member of a partnership may represent the partnership, or an officer or authorized employee of a corporation or trust or association may represent the corporation, trust or association. All parties shall be afforded the opportunity to present and cross-examine evidence and witnesses and make arguments on issues before the Commission.
COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
DEAN A. NAKANO, Acting Deputy Director for
PETER T. YOUNG, Chairperson
Dated: May 4, 2006 (SB03509343 5/9/06)
Notice #: 03509343