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Notice #: 05532695
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Pursuant to section 342D-7(i), Hawaii Revised Statutes, the State Department of Health (DOH) seeks written comments from interested persons regarding the following. Ms. Sasha Kariel, of Haleiwa, Oahu has applied for a five (5) year variance from Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Section 11-62-31.1(a))1)(A) which states “For residential developments. There shsall be 10,000 square feet of land area for each individual wastewater system.”
Mr. Michael McNulty, of McNulty Civil Engineering, Waialua, Oahu is the individual authorized to act for the applicant. The applicant is requesting the variance from Section11-62-31.1(a)(1)(A) as the property is 16, 995 square feet in size, has two buildings with a total of seven bedrooms on it and the buildings are served by one cesspool. the estinated wastewater flow it 1,400 gpd.
The applicant has made the following comments.
1. The area of the lot is 16,995 square feet. This is
insufficient to meet the minimum land area
requirements for IWS utilization which is one IWS
per 10,000 square feet of lot area.
2. The existing large capacity cesspool(s) must be closed and replaced with a new treatment
individual wastewater system by April 5, 2005
to comply with federal requirements.
3. The applicant believes this variance request is in
the public interest because the LCC will be
upgraded to an IWS (septic system). The
IWS plans will be designed by an engineer
and will be submitted to DOH for review and
approval. The new IWS will provide a better
wastewater treatment system compared to the
existing LCC. Therefore minimizes impact to
the environment.
4. The existing LCC will be upgraded to an IWS
(septic system). The IWS will provide a
better treatment system prior to effluent disposal. The IWS will be designed and constructed to
meet the Department of Health standards.
The impact to the environment will be minimized
compared to the current wastewater disposal.
5. The owner of the facility simply cannot afford to
build and operate wastewater systems meeting
all the requirements of HAR Chapter 11-62 such
as small aerobic wastewater treatment plants.
6. The variance is requested for the maximum of five
(5) years.
7. The existing domestic wastewater daily flow
quantity is 1400 gpd.
8. The existing domestic wastewater generated is
currently being discharged into one (1) cesspool.
9. The proposed domestic wastewater daily flow is
1400 gpd.
10. The proposed domestic wastewater generated
will be discharged into two (2) IWSs.
11. The total number of seepage pits is two (2)
(2 septic tanks and 2 seepage pits(.
A plot plan was included in this application for variance but can not be shown here. If you would like to review the complete application, please call or write to the Wastewater Branch, 919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 309, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814-4920, telephone (808) 586-4294, fax (808) 586-4300 to obtain a facsimile. DOH will consider all written comments received within thirty days of this notice. If warranted, DOH may hold a public hearing on the variance application.

Director of Health (SB05532695 11/6/07)