PUBLIC NOTICE OF
VARIANCE APPLICATION NO. WW 272
DOCKET NO. 08-VWW-01
Pursuant to H.R.S. §342D-7(i), Hawaii Revised Statutes, the State Department of Health (DOH) seeks written comments from interested persons regarding the following. Mr. Garrick Yanabu, c/o Mary M. Love, Realtor at 75-127 Lunapule Road, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii has applied for a variance for the maximum of five (5) years as stated in the application from Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Section 11-62-03 Definitions state \u201DIndividual wastewater system means a facility which is designed to receive and dispose of no more than 1000 gallons per day of domestic wastewater. Individual wastewater systems may involve treatment processes and include, but are not limited to, septic tanks and household aerobic units with disposal system and cesspools. Each individual wastewater system shall be an independent system and shall have all of its plumbing, treatment (if any), and disposal components separate from any other wastewater system.\u201D and Section 11-62-31.1 (1)(D) \u201DThe total wastewater flow into one individual wastewater system shall not exceed one thousand gallons and one individual wastewater system shall not serve more than five bedrooms, whether they are in one dwelling unit or two.
Mr. Stephen Herbert, consulting engineer of Stephen J. Herbert, P.E., Inc., 74-5606 Pawai Place #203, Kailua-Kona, is the individual authorized to act for the applicant. The applicant has stated that the 11,347 square feet parcel has two (2) apartment buildings that have a total of nine (9) bedrooms, all wastewater flows into a cesspool located between the two structures. The requested variance is for Section 11-62-31.1(1)(D) The total wastewater flow into one individual wastewater system shall not exceed one thousand gallons and one individual wastewater system shall not serve more than five bedrooms, whether they are in one dwelling unit or two. The location is 75-154 Lunapule, TMK: (3) 7-5-018: 047.
The applicant has made the following comments.
1. The large capacity septic system proposed to
serve the facility would not comply with HAR
Section 11-62-03 because the IWS would
receive more than 1,000 gallons per day of
wastewater. The estimated flow into the
system would be 1800 gallons per day.
2. The facility has been in operation for 30+ years
in this location using the existing cesspool.
The installation of a wastewater treatment
plant is in lieu of a septic system will not be
possible due to space restrictions and may
force the owner to abandon the business operation.
3. 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.
4. The existing location of the facility is severely
restrictive. There is simply no space to construct
a wastewater treatment plant.
5. The variance is requested for the maximum of
five (5) years.
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 and/or 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, after separate related documents, written comments and the public hearing, if any.
CHIYOME LEINAALA FUKINO, M.D.
Director of Health