NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT
FOR KALAHEO WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS
NPDES PERMIT NO. HI 0021916
DOCKET NO. HI 0021916
November 30, 2017
The State Department of Health (DOH) tentatively proposes to issue a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to discharge stormwater associated with construction activity and hydrotesting water effluent from the Kalaheo Water System Improvements project site to receiving State waters, subject to special conditions to:
DEPARTMENT OF WATER
4398 PUA LOKE STREET
LIHUE, HAWAII 96766
The proposed permit for the new discharge will expire five (5) years from the date of issuance.
The project is located on Puuwai Road, 900 feet north of Kikala Road, Kalaheo, Island of Kauai, Hawaii, TMKs:(4) 2-004-003:007, (4) 2-004-004:005(por.), 039(por.), 049(por.), (4) 2-004-005(por.), (4) 2-004-006:021(por.), and (4) 2-004-009:003(por.). The proposed project consists of installation of new reservoir tanks, booster pumps, water mains, access roadway paving, and cleaning and leak testing the reservoir. The permittee is responsible for the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and Hydrotesting Best Management Practice (BMPs) Plan to ensure that stormwater and hydrotesting discharges will not cause or contribute to a violation of HAR, Chapter 11-54, Chapter 11-55, and Chapter 11-55 Appendix C and Appendix F. County of Kauai, Department of Water (DOW) requests to discharge stormwater associated with construction activities and hydrotesting effluent from the proposed construction site. BMPs for storm water runoff and non-storm water sources will be implemented to minimize the discharge of erosion and other pollutants from entering receiving State waters. County of Kauai, DOW has certified that they will comply with all requirements in HAR, Chapter 11-55, Appendix C and Appendix F, and their SWPPP and Hydrotesting BMPs Plan was prepared in accordance with HAR, Chapter 11-55, Appendix C and Appendix F.
The receiving waters, Lokoawa Stream and Unnamed Stream, are classified by the DOH as Class 2, Inland Water.
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, HI 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 919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 301, Honolulu, HI 96814-4920. Copies may be bought. The public notice permit and rationale are also available on the internet at: http://health.hawaii.gov/cwb/site-map/home/public-notices-and-updates and on the WPC Viewer located at: http://eha-web.doh.hawaii.gov/wpc-viewer. The DOH, Clean Water Branch is in the process of moving office location. Please call (808) 586-4309 or check the DOH, Clean Water Branch website before visiting the office at the address above. 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.
VIRGINIA PRESSLER, M.D.
Director of Health