REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS
ON DRAFT AIR PERMIT
REGULATING THE EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTANTS
(Docket No. 18-CA-PA-02)
Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), Chapter 342B-13 and Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Chapter 11-60.1, the Department of Health, State of Hawaii (DOH), is requesting public comments on the following DRAFT PERMIT presently under review for:
Covered Source Permit (CSP) No. 0235-01-C
Renewal Application No. 0235-02 and Minor Modification Application No. 0235-03
Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. (HELCO)
Puna Generating Station
One (1) 20 MW Combustion Turbine with a 600 KW Black Start Diesel Engine Generator, and One (1) 15.5 MW Boiler with a Multi-Cyclone Dust Collector
Located At: Puna Mill Road, Keaau, Hawaii
The DRAFT PERMIT is described as follows:
The renewal and minor modification of CSP No. 0235-01-C would grant conditional approval to Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. (HELCO) to continue to operate One (1) 20 MW Combustion Turbine with a 600 kW Black Start Diesel Engine Generator, and One (1) 15.5 MW Boiler with a Multi-Cyclone Dust Collector at Puna Generating Station. The combustion turbine is subject to 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 60, Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources, Subpart GG, Standards of Performance for Stationary Gas Turbines. The back start diesel engine is subject to 40 CFR Part 63, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories, Subpart ZZZZ, National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines. The boiler is subject to 40 CFR Part 52, Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans, Subpart M, Hawaii, §52.633, Visibility Protection, and Part 63, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories, Subpart JJJJJJ, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers Area Sources. The modification to this facility is to allow CT-3 to operate below 25% (6.165 MW) of peak load (24.66 MW) with water injection for no more than 66 hours in any rolling 12-month period. This permit, if issued, will supersede CSP No. 0235-01-C, issued on November 15, 2002, in its entirety.
The ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD, consisting of the APPLICATION and non-confidential supporting material from the applicant, the permit review summary, and the DRAFT PERMIT, is available for public inspection during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., at the following locations:
Clean Air Branch, Department of Health
2827 Waimano Home Road, Hale Ola Building, Room 130,
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782
Hawaii District Health Office, Department of Health
1582 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Hawaii
79-1020 Haukapila Street, Room 115, Kealakua, Hawaii
Kauai District Heath Office, Department of Health
3040 Umi Street, Lihue, Kauai
Maui District Health Office, Department of Health
54 High Street, Room 300, Wailuku, Maui
All comments on the draft permit and any request for a public hearing must be in
writing, addressed to the Clean Air Branch at the above address on Oahu, and must
be postmarked or received by March 29, 2018.
Any person may request a public hearing by submitting a written request that explains the party’s interest and the reasons why a hearing is warranted. The DOH may hold a public hearing if a hearing would aid in DOH’s decision. If a public hearing is warranted, a public notice for the hearing will be published at least thirty (30) days in advance of the hearing.
Interested persons may obtain copies of the administrative record or parts thereof by paying five (5) cents per page copying costs. Please send written requests to the Oahu office of the Clean Air Branch listed above or call Ms. Chenyan Song at the Clean Air Branch in Honolulu at (808) 586-4200. Electronic copies of the draft permit and permit review may be found online at
Comments on the draft permit should address, but need not be limited to, the permit conditions and the facility’s compliance with federal and state air pollution laws, including: (1) the National and State Ambient Air Quality Standards; and (2) HRS, Chapter 342B and HAR, Chapter 11-60.1.
The DOH will make a final decision on the permit after considering all comments and will send notice of the final decision to each person who has submitted comments or requested such notice.
Virginia Pressler, M.D
Director of Health