Public Notices and Updates


 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 “2014 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 available for public review Monday through Friday between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the Clean Water Branch (CWB), Department of Health, 919 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm. 301, Honolulu, 96814.  For a copy of the draft report, contact the CWB at 586-4309, send an email to, fax a request to 586-4352, visit the CWB website at, or mail a request to the CWB address above.  The District Health Offices (DHOs) on Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui also provide copies of this document available for review:

 Hawai’i DHO, 1582 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo, HI  96720, (808) 933-0401; Kealakekua Health Office, 79-7595 Haukapila St., Rm. 109, Kealakekua, HI  96750, (808) 322-1967; Kaua’i DHO, 3040 Umi St., Lihue, HI  96766, (808) 241-3322; Maui DHO, 54 High St rm 300., Wailuku, HI  96793, (808) 984-8230.

 All comments must be transmitted in writing by 05/14/2014 to Alec Wong, Clean Water Branch, Department of Health, 919 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm. 301, Honolulu, HI 96814.

 Linda Rosen, M.D., M.P.H.

Director of Health


Call For Water Quality Monitoring Data

Under §303(d) of the Federal Clean Water Act, the Department of Health (DOH), State of Hawaii, calls for any data that may be considered in the 2014 water quality monitoring and assessment reporting process.

Any persons who have data and information on the quality of surface waters in Hawaii are encouraged to submit these documents. Documents submitted should include contact information for the person(s) or organization(s) that collected the data.

Data to be submitted must meet the requirements listed on Data Submittal Requirements.

Data to be considered for the 2014 reporting cycle should be submitted to the Clean Water Branch Office no later than November 1, 2013.
Any data received after this date will be considered during the next listing cycle.

Clean Water Branch (CWB), Department of Health
919 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm. 301
Honolulu, HI 96814
Ph: (808) 586-4309 Fax: (808) 586-4352

Loretta J. Fuddy, A.C.S.W., M.P.H.
Director of Health

Notice of Public Hearing on Changes to Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Chapters 11-54 (Water Quality Standards) and 11-55 (Water Pollution Control).  

The Department of Health (DOH) will receive written comments and hold a public hearing on proposed changes to HAR, Chapters 11-54 and 11-55 on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.  More information on the public hearing is available at:  Notice of Public Hearing on Changes to HAR 11-54 and 11-55.  Please see below for the proposed changes to HAR 11-54, the HAR 11-54 rationale, the proposed changes to HAR 11-55, and the HAR 11-55 rationale.

Proposed Changes to HAR 11-54

HAR 11-54 Rationale

Proposed Changes to HAR 11-55

HAR 11-55 Rationale

DOH vs. Hawaiian Cement Settlement Agreement

Notice of Public Hearing on Changes to Water Quality and Water Pollution Rules
Regarding Pesticide Applications to State Waters

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

Updated Ma‘ili’ili Settlement and Request For Proposal
Ma’ili’ili Settlement

Request For Proposal, Ma’ili’ili Settlement

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.