Public Notices and Updates


Under §303(d) and §305(b) of the Federal Clean Water Act, the State of Hawaii Department of Health (HIDOH), Clean Water Branch (CWB) requests State water quality data for consideration in the current listing cycle for the 2016 Integrated Report. Data to be submitted must meet the requirements as listed on the document found at this link: Data Submittal Requirements for External Entities

Any persons/organizations/agencies that have data and information on the quality of State waters in Hawaii are encouraged to submit these documents. Documents should include contact information for the person(s), organization(s) or agency responsible for the data collection and be submitted to the HIDOH, CWB, no later than November 1, 2015. Any data received after this date will be considered during the next listing cycle for the 2018 Integrated Report.

Hawaii Department of Health, Clean Water Branch

919 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 301, Honolulu, HI 96814

Ph: (808) 586-4309 Fax: (808) 586-4352

Linda Rosen, M.D., M.P.H., Director of Health


Please provide comments on the 2014 Draft DOH Water Quality Plan.

The purpose of the Water Quality Plan is to provide information on DOH’s ongoing water quality work across many of its different programs, as well as lay out its future direction by setting goals and priority action items.   It also examines and discusses potential solutions for the water quality challenges that DOH faces.   We welcome your comments and feedback on the Plan.

Please submit comments via email to using the subject line “Draft Water Quality Plan.”  Public comments are due by 5:00 p.m. on October 17, 2014.


Updated BMP procedures regarding General Permits
Authorizing the discharge of storm water associated with construction activities.


Public Notices for NPDES Permits and Section 401 WQCs

Pursuant to HAR 11-55-09 and HAR 11-54-9.1.03, the Department of Health
notifies all interested persons of a proposed NPDES permit or Section 401 WQC.
All current are available at NPDES permits and/or Section WQC public notices.