EXTENSION OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD-TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOADS (TMDLs) FOR THE WAIKELE WATERSHED, ISLAND OF OAHU, HAWAII
The State of Hawaii, Department of Health (DOH) is extending the public comment period on the proposed total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) of turbidity, sediment, and nutrients for the Waikele Watershed, Oahu, under §303(d) and §303(e) of the Federal Clean Water Act, 33 U.S. Code §1313(d) and §1313(e), and 40 CFR §130.7 and §130.5. The draft document, entitled “Turbidity, Sediment and Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for the Waikele Watershed, Oahu, Hawaii" identifies point and nonpoint sources of water pollution, specifies the reductions necessary to meet water quality standards, and provides waste load and load allocations for each identified source. The proposed decision document will affect water pollution control permits and provide guidance for other planning and regulatory approvals within the Waikele watershed.
A copy of the draft document can be obtained by contacting the Clean Water Branch (CWB) at (808) 586-4309, CleanWaterBranch@doh.hawaii.gov, or by downloading from the CWB website at http://health.hawaii.gov/cwb/clean-water-branch-home-page/integrated-report-and-total-maximum-daily-loads/. The draft document will also be available for public review Monday through Friday between 7:45 am and 4:30 pm in the CWB office, and District Health Offices (DHOs) on Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui:
Hawaii DHO, 1582 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo, HI 96720, (808) 933-0401
Kealakekua Health Office, 79-1020 Haukapila St. Rm. 110, Kealakekua, HI 96750, (808) 322-1507
Kauai DHO, 3040 Umi St. Lihue, HI 96766, (808) 241-3323
Maui DHO, 54 South High St., Rm. 300, Wailuku, HI 96793, (808) 984-8234
All comments must be received in writing no later than 4:30 pm on Monday, October 1, 2018. Written comments postmarked by this deadline will also be accepted. Send comments to the Program Manager, Clean Water Branch, State of Hawaii Department of Health, located at 2827 Waimano Home Road #225, Pearl City, Hawaii 96782, or CleanWaterBranch@doh.hawaii.gov. Public comments and the DOH response will be used to revise the draft decision document, as necessary, for final EPA approval of the proposed TMDLs.
Bruce Anderson, Ph.D.
Director of Health