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Notice #: 03509634
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The Hawai`i Department of Health (HDOH) invites the public to review and comment on the draft Remedial Action Memorandum (draft RAM) for the remediation of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) and 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane (TeCA) contamination at the Former Kahuku Sugar Mill Site at Kahuku, on the island of O`ahu, Hawai`i. You are also invited to attend a public meeting to learn more about the response action being proposed for the site and provide comments.

The former Kahuku Sugar Mill site (an approximately 14.5 acre property owned by RINA Enterprises) is a participant in HDOH’s Voluntary Response Program, under which contamination at the site is being remediated on a voluntary basis. The response action being proposed for the site is excavation of TPH and TeCA contaminated subsurface soil, free-phase TPH product removal, and soil landfarming in onsite treatment cells, which will reduce the TPH contamination primarily through bioremediation process and reduce the TeCA contamination primarily through aeration or volatilization process.

A draft RAM has been put together to describe the proposed response action to the public and to seek public feedback on the proposed action. Copies of the draft RAM, a fact sheet, and additional summary information on the site are now available for review at the Kahuku Public and School Library (56-490 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, HI 96731) or at the Department of Health, 919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, in Room # 206. In addition, if you would like a fact sheet about the proposed response action mailed to you, or if you have questions, you can call HDOH in Honolulu at (808) 586-4249 and ask for John Peard, or e-mail him at

A public meeting will be held at the Main Hall of the Kahuku Community Center:

Date: Monday, July 24th, 2006
Meeting Time: 7.00 PM to 9.00 PM
Location: Kahuku Community Center, Main Hall
Address: 56-576 Kamehameha Highway,
Kahuku, Hawai’i 96731

The purpose of this public meeting is to inform all interested parties about the proposed response action at the site, and invite the public to provide comments.

Written comments regarding the proposed TPH and TeCA remediation at the site will be accepted through August 7th, 2006, and should be sent to:

John Peard, Project Manager
Hawai`i Department of Health
HEER Office, Room 206
919 Ala Moana Boulevard Honolulu, HI 96814
(SB03509634 6/30/06)