WINDWARD PLANNING COMMISSION
COUNTY OF HAWAII
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the following matters to be considered by the Windward Planning Commission of the County of Hawaii in accordance with the provisions of Chapters 91 and 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 6-7.5(a) of the Charter of the County of Hawaii, and the Planning Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure.
DATE: Thursday, April 5, 2018
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: County of Hawaii Aupuni Center Conference Room
101 Pauahi Street, Hilo, HI 96720
STATEMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – Note that statements from the public regarding any particular item on this agenda will be taken at the time the particular item is called to order.
NEW BUSINESS – 9:30 a.m.
3. APPLICANT: HU HONUA BIOENERGY LLC (SMA 221)
Discussion and action on the Intermediate Court of Appeal’s Order of Partial Remand filed January 22, 2018 of the Final Judgment of the Third Circuit Court’s Order filed on March 10, 2014, to the County of Hawaii Windward Planning Commission, for the narrow purpose of the Windward Planning Commission to address the impacts on the public shoreline with regard to repairing or replacing Outfall 001. Special Management Area Use Permit No. 221 was originally approved to allow the establishment of a coal storage area and a coal burning energy plant and related improvements. The approved amendment request allowed a change in fuel source from coal to biomass, to upgrade the existing facility and to construct support facilities and infrastructure at the former Pepeekeo Power Plant, Makahanaloa, South Hilo, Hawaii, TMK: (3) 2-8-8:104 (formerly 2-8-7: Portion of 53).
4. PETITIONER: HU HONUA BIOENERGY LLC (SMA 221)
Petition for a Declaratory Ruling on Condition No. 5 of Special Management Area Use Permit No. 221, which originally allowed the establishment of a coal storage area and a coal burning energy plant and related improvements, and which was amended to allow a change in fuel source from coal to biomass, to upgrade the existing facility and to construct support facilities and infrastructure. Condition No. 5 reads in part "Sound levels shall follow Department of Health rules for residential areas (55 dBA daytime), HAR, Title 11, Chapter 46 (Community Noise Control), and noise at the site property boundary shall be limited to 55 dBA at all times. " The property is located at the former Pepeekeo Power Plant, Makahanaloa, South Hilo, Hawaii, TMK: (3) 2-8-8:104 (formerly 2-8-7: Portion of 53).
The purpose of the public hearings is to afford all interested persons a reasonable opportunity to be heard on the above matters.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service, other reasonable modification, or language interpretation to access this meeting, please contact Sarah Hata-Finley (961-8157) or Jeffrey Darrow (961-8158) of the Planning Department as soon as possible, but no later than five days prior to the meeting date, to arrange for accommodations. "Other reasonable modification" refers to communication methods or devices for people with disabilities who are mentally and/or physically challenged.
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WINDWARD PLANNING COMMISSION
JOSEPH CLARKSON, Chairman