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Notice #: 05525656


The proposed decision will affect water pollution control permits and provide guidance for other planning and regulatory approvals (e.g. land use and environmental management) within the Kapaa Stream watershed.

Under §303(d) and §303(e) of the Federal Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. §1313(d) and §1313(e), and 40 CFR §130.7 and §130.5, the State of Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) requests public comments on proposed total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) of total suspended solids, total nitrogen, and total phosphorous for Kapaa Stream, Kailua, Hawaii. The proposed TMDLs provide wasteload allocations (WLAs) for point sources of these pollutants (point sources are facilities governed by National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, or NPDES, permits) and load allocations (LAs) for the nonpoint source runoff areas of the Kapaa watershed. NPDES-permitted facilities within the Kapaa watershed include the Ameron Hawaii Kapaa Quarry, the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation (Highways Division) municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4), the City and County of Honolulu MS4, two City and County of Honolulu landfills, a City and County of Honolulu waste transfer station, and a City and County of Honolulu corporation baseyard.

The proposed TMDLs are presented in a draft report titled “Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for Total Suspended Solids, Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Kapaa Stream Kailua, Hawaii.\u201D This draft report is available for public inspection Monday through Friday between 7:45 am and 4:30 pm in the Environmental Planning Office (EPO), State of Hawaii Department of Health, 919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 312, Honolulu, Hawaii. For a copy of the draft report (including a technical appendix), please phone the EPO at (808) 586-4337, fax the EPO at (808) 586-4370, send e-mail to, visit our web site at health/epo, or mail a request to the EPO postal address below.

In order to be considered in the decisionmaking process, all comments on the proposed TMDLs must be received in writing (fax and e-mail acceptable) no later than 4:30 PM on December 06, 2006, except that comments postmarked or shipped by this deadline will also be accepted. Send comments to the Program Manager, Environmental Planning Office, State of Hawaii Department of Health, 919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Third Floor, Honolulu, HI 96814;; or fax to (808) 586-4370. Public comments and the DOH response will be used to revise the draft report, as necessary, for final EPA approval of the proposed TMDLs.

A public information meeting on the proposed TMDLs is scheduled for Wednesday, November 15, 2006, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in the LeJardin Academy Auditorium, 917 Kalanianaole Highway, Kailua, Hawaii 96734. The purpose of the meeting is to explain why the TMDLs are being established, the methods used to calculate the allocations, and the results of these calculations, and to discuss the relationships between these TMDLs, efforts to improve water quality in Kapaa Stream/Kawainui Marsh/Kailua Bay, and the State\u2019s water quality management planning process in general.

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids or services to participate in the meeting (i.e. sign language interpreter, wheelchair accessibility, or parking designated for the disabled), please contact EPO (at the numbers/addresses shown above) no later than November 08, 2006 so that arrangements can be made.

Chiyome L. Fukino, M.D.
Director of Health (SB05525656 11/2, 11/5, 11/12/06)