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Notice #: 05526520
Public Notices



December 27, 2006

The State Department of Health (DOH), tentatively proposes to issue a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to discharge storm water from the Marisco, Ltd. (facility) to the Barbers Point Deep Draft Harbor, subject to special conditions to:


The proposed permit will expire on March 31, 2009.

The facility is located at, and immediately adjacent to, Pier 9, Barbers Point Deep Draft Harbor, Campbell Industrial Park, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The facility engages in the repair of government and commercial ships using the floating drydock and land-based maintenance shops. Activities conducted at the facility include sandblasting, low pressure water washing, painting, and other boat repair work. Discharges from the facility include harbor water flowing off the drydock surface, harbor water pumped out of the compartments under the drydock during the lifting process, noncontact cooling water from docked vessels, and storm water runoff from the drydock and facility yard.

The receiving water, Barbers Point Deep Harbor, is classified by the Department of Health (DOH) as Class A, Embayments. The objective of Class A waters is to protect their use for recreational purposes and aesthetic enjoyment. Any other use can be permitted as long as it is compatible with the protection and propagation of fish, shellfish, and wildlife, and with recreation in and on these waters.

Persons wishing to comment upon or object to the proposed NPDES permit or to request a public hearing, should submit their comments or requests in writing no later than 30 days after the date of this notice, either in person or by mail, to:

Office Address: Mailing Address:

Clean Water Branch Clean Water Branch
Environmental Management Division Environmental Management Division
Department of Health Department of Health
919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 301 P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96814-4920 Honolulu, HI 96801-3378

Copies of the proposed draft permit and other information are available for public inspection Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 7:45 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. at the DOH office address shown above. Copies may be bought. The draft permit and rationale are also available on the internet at environmental/water/cleanwater/pubntcs/index.html. For more information or if you have special needs due to disability that will aid you in inspecting and/or commenting on the draft permit and related information, please contact Mr. Alec Wong, Supervisor of the Engineering Section, CWB, at the above address or (808) 586-4309 (Voice) at least seven (7) days before the comment deadline. For those who use a TTY/TDD, please call through Sprint Relay Hawaii, at 1-711 or (808) 447-5991.

All comments and requests received on time will be considered. If DOH determines that there is significant public interest, a public hearing may be held after at least 30 days of public notice.

If DOH’s position is substantially unchanged after considering all timely written comments and all oral comments at any public hearing that may be held, then the DOH will issue the NPDES permit and this action will be final.

Please notify anyone you know who would be interested in this matter.

Chiyome Leinaala Fukino, M.D.
(SB05526520 12/27/06) Director of Health