Integrated Report and Total Maximum Daily Loads

Clean Water Act 303(d) List

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE DRAFT REPORT TITILED “2016 STATE OF HAWAII WATER QUALITY MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT REPORT”

Under §303(d) of the Federal Clean Water Act, the Department of Health (DOH), State of Hawaii, requests public comments on the draft report titled “2016 State of Hawaii Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report: Integrated Report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Congress Pursuant to §303(d) and §305(b), Clean Water Act (P.L. 97-117)”. The draft report is also available for public review Monday through Friday between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the CWB office. For a copy of the draft report, contact the CWB at 586-4309, send an email to cleanwaterbranch@doh.hawaii.gov, fax a request to 586-4352, or mail a request. The District Health Offices (DHOs) on Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui also have copies of this document available for review.

All comments must be transmitted in writing, no later than April 20, 2017, to Alec Wong, Clean Water Branch, Department of Health, 919 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm. 301, Honolulu, HI 96814.

2016 State of Hawaii Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report (Draft)

 

Current & Prior Reports

On October 22, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the 2014 State of Hawaii Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report.  This report provides a single, integrated submittal for fulfilling federal requirements under Sections (§) 303(d) and 305(b) of the Clean Water Act.  With this approval, the 2014 303(d) List of Impaired Waters (represented by those water bodies assigned to categories 4 and 5 in Chapter 3, 2014 §303(d) and §305(b) Water Body Assessments for Hawaii), is now in effect.

2014 State of Hawaii Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report

2012 State of Hawaii Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report

2008/2010 State of Hawaii Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report

2006 State of Hawaii Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report

 

The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Process

The TMDL process serves as a roadmap for water body restoration by focusing on improving water quality in impaired surface waters identified in the biennial State of Hawaii Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report. TMDLs identify sources of pollution within a watershed and determine pollutant load reductions required for a water body to meet water quality standards. The TMDL process is a vital component of implementing water quality improvement projects under Clean Water Act Section 319(h) grants, administered by the Department of Health, Polluted Runoff Control Program.

Additional information on TMDLs can be found on the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency TMDL website.

 

TMDL Technical Reports and Implementation Plans for approved TMDLs

For the DOH Submittal Letter, EPA Approval Letter, and the EPA Review Checklist, please contact Clean Water Branch.

 

KANEOHE STREAM, OAHU

UPPER KAUKONAHUA STREAM, OAHU

NAWILIWILI, KAUAI

HANALEI, KAUAI

KAPAA, OAHU

KAWA, OAHU

WAIMANALO, OAHU

ALA WAI, OAHU