Hawaii Tribune-Herald
Notice #: 0001337208-01
Public Notices

NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT FOR NAALEHU QUARRY NPDES PERMIT NO. HI S000618 DOCKET NO. HI S000618 August 5, 2021 The State Department of Health (DOH) tentatively proposes, subject to public comments, to issue a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to discharge: storm water associated with industrial activity (rain water runoff from the facility and offsite rain water runoff that flows through the facility, potentially coming into contact with industrial machinery, stockpiles, etc.); and certain non-storm water, as identified in Appendix 1 of the draft permit, from the proposed Naalehu Quarry to receiving State waters, subject to conditions, limitations, and requirements in the NPDES permit and in accordance with State water pollution control law contained in Hawaii Administrative Rules Chapters 11-54 (Water Quality Standards) and 11-55 (Water Pollution Control) to: ALII BED ROCK LLC The proposed permit for the new discharge will expire five (5) years from its effective date and will only authorize those discharges explicitly identified in the permit. The Permittee will be responsible for obtaining all other County, State, and/or Federal permits, licenses, and/or approvals as required by law. The facility is located at TMK No. 3-9-5-007:029, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii. The proposed facility is a stone quarry. The receiving water, Unnamed Dry Gulch is designated by the DOH as a Class 2 Inland Waters. Beneficial uses of Class 2 Inland waters include recreational purposes, the support and propagation of aquatic life, and agricultural and industrial water supplies. 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: cleanwaterbranch@doh.hawaii.gov 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 2827 Waimano Home Road, Room 225, Pearl City, HI 96782 and the Hawaii District Health Office located at: 1582 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720. Copies may be bought. The public notice permit and rationale are also available on the internet at: https://health.hawaii.gov/cwb/clean-water-branch-home-page/public-notices-and-updates/. 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 5990. All written comments and requests received within the submission deadline will be considered. Any request for a hearing must indicate the interest of the party submitting the request and the reason(s) why a hearing is warranted. 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 the 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. ELIZABETH A. CHAR, M.D. Director of Health (HTH1337208 8/5/21)