Public Notices and Updates

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR DRAFT REPORT ON 2014 STATE OF HAWAII WATER QUALITY MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT REPORTUnder §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

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.