Announcements

On January 29, 2024, the Department of Health, Clean Water Branch (CWB) re-adopted the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permits contained in the following three (3) Appendices of Hawaii Administrative Rules, Title 11, Chapter 55 (HAR 11-55): Appendix C – Discharges of Storm Water Associated with Construction Activity Appendix J – Unintentional Discharges ...
Read More DEADLINE TO SUBMIT RENEWAL NOI OR NOC FOR PERMIT COVERAGE UNDER HAR 11-55 APPENDIX C, J, OR L

The Department of Health, Clean Water Branch (CWB) has completed the rulemaking process for revisions to Hawaii Administrative Rules, Title 11, Chapter 55 (HAR 11-55) and has re-adopted the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permits contained in HAR 11-55 Appendices C, J, and L. The three (3) re-adopted general permits have five-year terms ...
Read More CWB Completes Re-Adoption of HAR 11-55 Appendices C, J, and L Effective January 29, 2024

The Department of Health (DOH), Clean Water Branch (CWB) has created new FAQs with recommendations for steps Permittees with construction sites and industrial facilities can take to prepare for severe weather events. With tropical storm Calvin projected to impact the State in the upcoming days, Permittees should prepare their sites and facilities for any potential ...
Read More CWB Creates NPDES Severe Weather Preparedness FAQs

The Department of Health, Clean Water Branch (CWB) has released a fact sheet outlining an ongoing Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) project—a tool in water quality restoration—for Kalihi Stream, Keehi Lagoon, and Moanalua Stream. Information provided includes affected waterbodies, impaired parameters addressed by the TMDL, and an overview of the TMDL process. The fact sheet can ...
Read More CWB Releases a Fact Sheet for an Ongoing Water Quality Restoration Project for Kalihi Stream, Keehi Lagoon, and Moanalua Stream

The Department of Health, Clean Water Branch (CWB) has completed the rulemaking process for revisions to Hawaii Administrative Rules, Chapter 11-55 (HAR 11-55) and has re-adopted the standard conditions for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permits contained in HAR 11-55 Appendix A and the NPDES general permits contained in HAR 11-55 Appendices A, ...
Read More CWB Completes Re-Adoption of HAR 11-55 Appendices ADHIM Effective June 26, 2023

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Read More Request to Access a Government Record and WPC Viewer Update

The Department of Health (DOH), Environmental Health Administration (EHA) e-Permitting Portal received Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR) certification by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for electronic signature. Currently, Applicants and Permittees may now certify and submit EHA Electronic Signature Forms electronically through the EHA e-Permitting Portal without the need to physically send in an ink signature ...
Read More (PINNED) CWB Announces New Requirement for Electronic Signature Approval for All Submissions Beginning January 31, 2023

The Hawai’i State Department of Health, Clean Water Branch (CWB) has published the Response to Comments (RTC) document of the 2022 triennial review of state water quality standards. State water quality standards (WQS) provide the regulatory basis for protecting, assessing, and restoring water bodies in Hawaii. CWB is required to review state WQS at least ...
Read More CWB RELEASES RESPONSE TO COMMENTS FROM 2022 WATER QUALITY STANDARDS TRIENNIAL REVIEW

The Hawai’i State Department of Health, Clean Water Branch (CWB) has uploaded the video recording of the virtual public hearing from the 2022 triennial review of state water quality standards. State water quality standards (WQS) provide the regulatory basis for protecting, assessing, and restoring water bodies in Hawaii. CWB is required to review state WQS ...
Read More CWB Uploads Recording of March 30, 2022 Water Quality Standards Triennial Review Public Hearing