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Notice #: 05523812
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State of Hawaii
Notice of Public Participation and Input on the Proposed Revisions
to the Drinking Water Treatment Revolving Loan Fund Intended Use Plan for the State of Hawaii Fiscal Year (SFY) 2007 and
the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2006 Appropriation
(Docket No. 06-SDW-SRF-02)

Pursuant to Chapters 342 and 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 101(e) of Public Law 92-500 and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regulations, 40 CFR 35.2015, notice is hereby given that a public comment period is being initiated to allow public participation and input on the revised Intended Use Plan for SFY 2007. The Intended Use Plan was primarily revised to reflect comments made by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX, to change the amounts to be set aside to fund other drinking water program activities. These changes will increase the amount of funds available for loans.

In addition, the Priority List of Proposed Projects for SFY 2007 was revised to incorporate revisions by the Maui Department of Water Supply, additional projects by the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, and changes to the priority list tie-breaking procedures (Appendix C) to help simplify the ranking process.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grants monies to the State of Hawaii annually to construct drinking water facilities and support other drinking water programs. During SFY 2007, approximately $8,352,500 is expected to be allocated to the State of Hawaii. In order to utilize the federal and matching state revolving funds, proposed projects must be prioritized and listed in the Priority List of Projects for SFY 2007 (Appendix B of the Intended Use Plan).

Upon written request, a public hearing may be scheduled for any county. Requests for a public hearing and any written comments must be received by the Safe Drinking Water Branch by August 28, 2006. If public hearings are deemed appropriate, a second public notice will be published with the date, time and location of the public hearings.

Information regarding the Intended Use Plan may be obtained by calling or writing to the Safe Drinking Water Branch Oahu address noted below. The proposed Intended Use Plan for SFY 2007 will be on file and available for review from July 28, 2006 to August 28, 2006 at the locations listed below. If, due to disability, you have special needs for commenting on the proposed Intended Use Plan, please contact the Safe Drinking Water Branch Oahu address noted below or call 586-4258 (voice) by August 28, 2006.

Oahu Kauai
Safe Drinking Water Branch District Health Office
State Department of Health Department of Health
919 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm 308 3040 Umi Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 Lihue, Hawaii 96766
Telephone: (808) 586-4258 Telephone: (808) 241-3323
Contact: Stuart Yamada Contact: Jude Schwarze

East Hawaii West Hawaii
Environmental Health Facility Department of Health
Department of Health Keakealani Building
1582 Kamehameha Avenue 79-1020 Haukapila St., Rm 110
Hilo, Hawaii 96720 Kealakekua, Hawaii 96750
Telephone: (808) 933-0401 Telephone: (808) 322-1507
Contact: Theresa McGeehan-Takiue Contact: Paul Okuna

District Health Office
Department of Health
54 High Street
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
Telephone: (808) 984-8234
Contact: Gordon Muraoka (SB05523812 7/28/06)