NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT
FOR LIHUE FACILITY AVGAS TANK FARM
NPDES PERMIT NO. HI S000601
DOCKET NO. HI S000601
January 30, 2020
The State Department of Health (DOH) tentatively proposes to issue a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to discharge storm water associated with industrial activity from the Lihue Facility Avgas Tank Farm facility site, to receiving State waters, subject to special conditions to:
AIR SERVICE HAWAII
95 NAKOLO PLACE
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96819
The proposed permit for the new discharge will expire five (5) years from the date of issuance.
The project is located at 3745 Ahukini Road, Suite 105, Lihue, Island of Kauai, Hawaii, TMK: (4) 3-005-001:008.
Air Service Hawaii operates an aircraft refueling operation at Lihue Airport. Within the airport, Air Service Hawaii has three main areas of operations: The Air Service Hawaii office; a 6,000-gallon aviation gasoline (avgas) aboveground storage tank (AST); and 12,000-gallon AST complete with bermed concrete secondary containment pad. Air Service Hawaii requests to discharge storm water runoff associated with industrial activities from the facility. Best Management Practices (BMPs) for storm water runoff and non-storm water sources will be implemented to minimize the discharge of pollutants from entering receiving State waters.
The receiving waters, Pacific Ocean, is classified by the DOH as Class A, Marine. Under Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Section 11-54-4, it is the objective of Class A waters that their use for recreational purposes and aesthetic enjoyment be protected. Any other use shall be permitted as long as it is compatible with the protection and propagation of fish, shellfish, and wildlife, and aesthetic enjoyment.
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 calendar days after the date of this notice, either through e-mail at email@example.com or by mail at P.O. BOX 3378, Honolulu, Hawaii 96801-3378.
Copies of the proposed public notice 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 Clean Water Branch office located at 2827 Waimano Home Road, Room 225, Pearl City, Hawaii 96782 and at the Kauai District Health Office, 3040 Umi Street, Lihue, 96782. Copies may be bought. The public notice permit and rationale are also available on the internet at:
For more information or if you have special needs due to disability that will aid you in inspecting and/or commenting on the public notice permit and related information, please contact Mr. Darryl Lum, Supervisor of the Engineering Section, Clean Water Branch, at the above address or (808) 586-4309 (Voice) at least seven (7) calendar days before the comment deadline. For those who use a TTY/TDD, please call through Sprint Relay Hawaii, at 1-711 or 1-877-447-5991.
All written 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 calendar 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.
BRUCE S. ANDERSON, Ph.D.
Director of Health