Public Notices and Updates

OPTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR EXISTING AND NEW DISCHARGERS FOR NPDES GENERAL PERMITS EXPIRING MIDNIGHT, DECEMBER 5, 2016

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permits in Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Chapter 11-55 that became effective on December 6, 2013, are:

  • Appendix E (NPDES general permit authorizing discharges of cooling water less than one million gallons per day);
  • Appendix F (NPDES general permit authorizing discharges of hydrotesting waters);
  • Appendix G (NPDES general permit authorizing discharges associated with construction activity dewatering); and
  • Appendix K (NPDES general permit authorizing discharges of storm water from small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems).

These four (4) NPDES general permits will expire at midnight, December 5, 2016.

Please download the following Word document for permit application options for the four (4) expiring General Permits: “2016-instructions-for-noi-applications-for-appendix-e-f-g-k“.   The Department of Health (DOH), Clean Water Branch (CWB) is posting this information as a courtesy reminder and to inform you of your options.  Please pass on the information to your clients or project partners who may be impacted by these four (4) expiring NPDES general permits.

If you have any questions, you may email the DOH-CWB at cleanwaterbranch@doh.hawaii.gov or call the DOH-CWB Engineering Section at (808) 586-4309.


NOTICE OF 2nd PUBLIC HEARING ON CHANGES TO HAWAII ADMINISTRATIVE RULES (HAR), TITLE 11, CHAPTER 55, ENTITLED “WATER POLLUTION CONTROL”

Docket No. CWB-1-16

The Department of Health (DOH), Clean Water Branch (CWB) is extending the deadline to submit written comments on the proposed rule revisions to Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 4:30 pm.  All of the public notice documents are available on the DOH-CWB website located at: HAR 11-55 Public Hearing.  Written comments may be emailed to the DOH-CWB email address (cleanwaterbranch@doh.hawaii.gov) or mailed/delivered to our office at 919 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 301, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814.

 

MINIMUM WATER QUALITY AND POLLUTION CONTROL SPECIFICATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS


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.
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”.