Clean Water Branch

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Aloha!

The Hawaii Department of Health, Clean Water Branch (CWB) has moved to:
Hale Ola, Room 225
2827 Waimano Home Road
Pearl City, Oahu, Hawaii 96782.

Items of note:

• Current CWB phone/fax numbers and employee email addresses remain unchanged.

• A guard is posted at the front gate of the Waimano Home Road facility, and guests may be required to show proper identification to gain access.

Pardon any inconveniences during and after the move, your patience is truly appreciated!
Any questions, please give us a call at (808) 586-4309.

Sign Up for the new Water Quality Alert System

The Hawaii Department of Health’s Clean Water Branch is proud to announce that we have launched a new water quality alert notification system with user-friendly features to keep the community updated about our beaches throughout our islands.

To receive email alert notifications, click on “Current Water Quality Advisories” in red text at the right side of this webpage and click the “Subscribe” button at the top of the viewer page and enter your email address.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: CleanWaterBranch@doh.hawaii.gov.

Water Pollution Control (WPC) Viewer for Public Access to Government Documents

The WPC Viewer offers quick and easy access to NPDES permits/WQC/documents, inspections, and enforcement actions.  All non-confidential NPDES and Section 401 WQC documents, applications, correspondence, fact sheets, rationales, final permits/certifications, completed inspections, and enforcement actions can be viewed and downloaded through the WPC Viewer website.  You can search for records by typing the permit number, facility name, or facility location in the search field; clicking on the link to the record; and pressing the Permit Information button.  Alternatively, you can zoom into the map and locate the facility you are interested in.  Note: Once you’ve found your desired facility/project, an easy way to locate documents in the WPC Viewer is to press “CTRL+F” and type a keyword.  For example, if you are looking for an issued NPDES permit, press “CTRL+F” and type “fnl”.  If you are looking for the fact sheets or rationales, press “CTRL+F” and type “fact sheet” or “rationale”.

Revisions to HAR, Chapter 11-54 (Water Quality Standards) and 11-55 (Water Pollution Control) Effective November 15, 2014 The DOH-CWB amended HAR, Chapters 11-54 and 11-55.  Please see below:

About CWB 

Details structure of the Clean Water Branch (CWB). Includes Mission Statement, Engineering, Monitoring, and Enforcement Sections and Polluted Runoff Control Program.

Administrative Procedures

Details administrative procedures, such as  requesting a public record , public hearing, rule making, etc. Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), Chapter 91.

Contact Us

 

Library

  • Water Quality References
  • Workshop Presentations
    The presentations given by Clean Water Branch personnel are provided for information on activities relating to the Clean Water Branch programs.  Presentations for the applicable Hawaii Administrative Rules, Chapters 11-54 and 11-55, and EPA regulations are among topics that are presented.

Permitting

    • Forms
      Provides the forms needed to obtain the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, Zone of Mixing (ZOM), Notice of General Permit Coverage (NGPC), Conditional “No Exposure” Exclusion, and Section 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC).  Also provides the Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Form.  Need copies of CWB files?  Get a copy of the Request to Access a Government Record form here.  The Polluted Runoff Control Program’s Request for Proposals are available from this page.
    • E-Permitting Portal
    • Standard NPDES Permit Conditions
      These Standard NPDES Permit Conditions are attached to all NPDES Individual Permits. The Standard General Permit Conditions in Hawaii Department of Health, Hawaii Administrative Rules, Chapter 11-55, Appendix A are attached to all Notices of General Permit Coverage (NGPCs).
    • Industrial Storm Water

Determine Whether Your Facility is a Regulated Entity
NPDES Permit for Storm Water Discharge from Industrial Activities
Conditional “No-Exposure” Exclusion (CNEE)

Monitoring Section

 

Polluted Runoff Control Program

The Polluted Runoff Control Program administers grant money it receives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through Section 319(h) of the Federal Clean Water Act.  Provides funding information and copies of reports and plans.

Public Notices and Updates

Public notices are provided to ensure that the public is informed about environmental health issues.   Public notices may also be published in the Honolulu Star Bulletin, West Hawaii Today, Hawaii Tribune-Herald, The Maui News, and/or The Garden Isle.

Water Quality