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Friday, September 16, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Join In-person: Red Conference Room located at 2385 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City, HI 96782 Or via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99051483265 Meeting ID: 990 5148 3265 One tap mobile +12532158782,,99051483265# US (Tacoma) Meeting Agenda 127

Army National Guard Public Meeting to be held on 23 August 2022 at 6:00 pm at Kula Elementary School (Cafeteria) for: Kanaio Local Training Area MRS (HIHQ-006-R-01) Please see the Kanaio Public Meeting Notice for additional information. Reports are available online at https://dod.hawaii.gov/env/kanaio-clean-up/ and at the Makawao Public Library.

Handouts and Videos from the June 15-16, 2022 Hawaiʻi Chemical Safety Days are now available. See the Chemical Safety Days webpage.

Friday, June 17, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. In person at The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 91-3257 Kualaka‘i Parkway, Ewa Beach, Hawaii 96707 and Virtual via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/97015434241 Meeting ID: 970 1543 4241 (no passcode is required) One tap mobile +16699006833, 97015434241# HSERC Meeting #126 Agenda

June 15th and 16th from 7:30a to 3:00p 91-3257 Kualakaʻi Parkway, Ewa Beach, Hawaiʻi 96707 Chemical Safety Days 2022 Flyer Visit the EventBrite Page for Registration or Scan the QR Codes on the Flyer

RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS RFP-HEER-ER2022

Posted on May 11, 2022 in All, RFP

Question: Can you provide the applicable wage determinations for this solicitation? Answer: The RFP is asking for your firm’s proposed labor categories, labor rates and price list to accomplish the entire scope of work as listed.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR EMERGENCY ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE PERSONS OR FIRMS SOLICITATION NO.: RFP-HEER-ER2022 Proposals will be received no later than 3:30 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time) Friday, May 27, 2022, time stamped by the Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office; located at 2385 Waimano Home Road Suite 100, Pearl City, Hawaii 96782-1400. Late proposals will not ...
Read More REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR EMERGENCY ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE PERSONS OR FIRMS SOLICITATION NO.: RFP-HEER-ER2022

HEER-ER2021 Professional Services

Posted on Apr 12, 2022 in All, RFP

There will be a re-solicitation for Emergency Environmental Services 05/12/2022-05/11/2023. The previous post, published Feb 23, 2022, regarding the Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office HEER-ER2021 Emergency Environmental Services 05/12/2022-05/11/2023 is withdrawn.

A chemical release of petroleum, which is a hazardous substance, entered the Joint Base Pearl Harbor‐Hickam (JBPHH) drinking water distribution system and the Red Hill Shaft. As noted in the Star-Advertiser 03/03/2022 and 3/4/2022 Notice of Proposed Removal Action, oral and written comments on the Removal Action will be accepted through March 30, 2022. Comments ...
Read More Navy Water System Petroleum Contamination

Response to Questions RFP-HEER-NES2022

Posted on Mar 2, 2022 in All, RFP

State of Hawaii Department of Health Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response (HEER) Office RFP-HEER-NES2022 Pre-Proposal Conference February 29, 2022 Response to Questions Question Answer Is there a current contract (with this scope)? Yes. Does this contract have anything pertaining to DOT responses to roadways? No, the Hawaii Department of Transportation manages their own contracts and ...
Read More Response to Questions RFP-HEER-NES2022

RFP-HEER-NES2022

Posted on Feb 7, 2022 in All, RFP

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS No. RFP-HEER-NES2022 SEALED OFFERS FOR NON-EMERGENCY ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES CONTRACTS STATE OF HAWAII, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, HAZARD EVALUATION AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE PROPOSALS WILL BE RECEIVED UP TO 3:30 P.M. (HST) ON MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2022 IN THE HAZARD EVALUATION AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE (HEER) OFFICE 2385 WAIMANO HOME ROAD SUITE 100, PEARL CITY, ...
Read More RFP-HEER-NES2022

The Reporting Year 2021 Hawaiʻi Chemical Inventory Form (HCIF)/Tier II Information Packages are available for Operators and for State Facilities. They include: Contact Information for routine inventory and notification to HSERC, LEPCs, Fire Departments and National Response Center, Format for written follow-up notification, Reporting Form and instructions for annual EPCRA inventories, Instructions for using ePermitting, ...
Read More Tier II Information Packages

HAWAII STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE COMMISSION MEETING #124 Friday, December 17, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95716816266 Meeting ID: 957 1681 6266 Or +1 669 900 6833 Meeting ID: 957 1681 6266 Meeting Agenda

STATE OF HAWAI`I DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATION OFFICE OF HAZARD EVALUATION AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROCUREMENT OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR EMERGENCY ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE PERSONS OR FIRMS SOLICITATION NO.: HEER-ER2021 Proposals will be received no later than 3:30 p.m. (HST) Wednesday, December 15, 2021, time stamped by the Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office; located ...
Read More EMERGENCY ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE SOLICITATION NO: HEER-ER2021 with Answers to Questions 11-23-21

Notice of Proposed Remedial Action Kolekole Gulch Park 28-1908 Hawaii Belt Rd., Honomu, HI, 96720 TMK: (3) 2-8-015:015 The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (HDOH) is proposing a cleanup remedy for the Kolekole Gulch Park located in Honomu, HI, 96720, TMK: (3) 2-8-015:015. Soil at the site is contaminated with lead, because of historic, lead-based paint ...
Read More Notice of Proposed Remedial Action Kolekole Gulch Park

The next HAWAIʻI STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE COMMISSION MEETING (#123) will be held on Friday, Sept 24, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. via ZOOM https://zoom.us/j/95985282580?pwd=UFpCVC9MZFk3UTJsQWF1STNLWWVwQT09 Meeting ID: 959 8528 2580 Passcode: 032729. Please see the agenda for the meeting link.

The TGM has moved!

Posted on Aug 24, 2021 in All, Latest Technical Guidance

Please update your old bookmarks for the HEER TGM web pages from https://www.hawaiidoh.org/ to https://health.hawaii.gov/heer/tgm to stay current with updates.

HONOLULU – A series of trainings and exercises for oil spill response is scheduled for August 3-5, 2021 at Kalaeloa Barbers Point. The training is being conducted by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health’s (DOH) Office of Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response (HEER) in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG); representatives of Marine Spill ...
Read More Oil spill dispersant exercise on August 3-5, 2021 to strengthen Hawaii’s preparedness and response

The next HAWAIʻI STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE COMMISSION MEETING (#122) will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. via Zoom. Please see the agenda for the meeting link.

The HEER Office has updated TGM Section 19.6: Environmental Hazard Management Plans, regarding the preparation and implementation of Environmental Hazard Management Plans (EHMPs) for on-site management of contaminated soil and groundwater.  Three types of EHMPs are discussed: 1) Site-Specific EHMPs (individual parcels), 2) Programmatic EHMPs (contamination across multiple parcels or for specific types of activities), ...
Read More TGM Update, Section 19.6: Environmental Hazard Management Plans

A one-day exercise and training for oil spill response is scheduled on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Kalaeloa Barbers Point. A major part of the activities will include the use of a green-fluorescent tracer dye in the water to simulate an offshore oil release and the spraying of water to mimic a dispersant agent.

The next HAWAIʻI STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE COMMISSION MEETING (#120) will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. via Zoom. Please see the agenda for the meeting link.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Honolulu District, is holding a virtual Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting for the former Waikoloa Maneuver Area, South Kohala, Island of Hawaiʻi, Dec. 9 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The RAB meeting is being held virtually via the internet to minimize the public’s exposure to the COVID-19 virus ...
Read More Waikoloa Maneuver Area Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting, 12/9/2020

The HEER Office has prepared an updated (Feb 2020) fact sheet entitled Explosives Safety Guidance to Help Protect You from Munitions in the Waikoloa Maneuver Area on the Island of Hawaiʻi. The Areawide Environmental Hazard Management Plan for the Waikoloa Maneuver Area is also available. This document provides guidance to address unexploded ordnance (UXO) hazards and ...
Read More Updated Fact Sheet on the Areawide Environmental Hazard Management Plan for the Waikoloa Maneuver Area

The HAWAIʻI STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE COMMISSION will be holding Meeting #119 on Friday, September 25, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. via Zoom. Please see the agenda below for registration information. HSERC Meeting #119 Agenda

Construction EHMP Update

Posted on Sep 8, 2020 in All, EHMP

To assist with the development of appropriate Construction EHMPs (C-EHMPs), HEER has released a C-EHMP Template and a C-EHMP Fact Sheet. HEER recommends that project-specific C-EHMPs be developed using the C-EHMP Template tool in order to expedite review and approval; however, it should be noted that this is not a guidance document and the template ...
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The HEER Office has prepared a Fact Sheet providing common workflow steps to follow when contamination is discovered at a site. This Fact Sheet may be especially useful for developers, contractors, landowners, engineers, and others who are not well-versed in the process to address contaminated media.

The HEER Office collaborated with the US EPA and the Center for Creative Land Recycling to present the Hawaiʻi Brownfields Virtual Forum on 7/28–29/2020. The forum had initially been planned as an in-person event, but due to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic was converted to an all-virtual format. Topics included land reuse to affordable housing and ...
Read More Hawaiʻi Brownfields Virtual Forum, 7/28–29/2020

An annual four-day exercise and training for oil spill response is scheduled on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Kalaeloa Barbers Point. A major part of the activities will include the use of a green-fluorescent tracer dye in the water to simulate an offshore oil release and the spraying of water to mimic a dispersant agent. ...
Read More Oil spill dispersant exercise to strengthen preparedness and response, 7/1/2020

The HAWAIʻI STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE COMMISSION will be holding Meeting #118 on Friday, June 26, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. via Zoom. Please see the agenda below for registration information. HSERC Agenda Meeting #118

The HEER Office is overseeing a lead in soil assessment and response action at Kolekole Gulch Park on Hawaiʻi Island by the Hawaiʻi State Department of Transportation, Highways Division (DOT). The soils under the grass below the Kolekole Stream Bridge and within Kolekole Gulch Park have been impacted by lead. The Hawaiʻi County Department of ...
Read More Cleanup Action: Kolekole Beach Park Lead-impacted Soil

Selecting an Environmental Consultant

Posted on May 6, 2020 in All

Please view our new fact sheet: How to Choose a Consultant – April 2020

Effective March 20, 2020 – In accordance with the State’s efforts and the Governor’s plan to slow the spread of COVID-19, please be advised that: The majority of the Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office (HEER) staff are currently teleworking. The HEER Office will continue its operations with a reduced number of staff physically located ...
Read More HEER Office suspends in-person meetings and walk-in service due to COVID-19

To assist with the development of appropriate Construction EHMPs (C-EHMPs), HEER has released a C-EHMP Template and a C-EHMP Fact Sheet. HEER recommends that project-specific C-EHMPs be developed using the C-EHMP Template tool in order to expedite review and approval; however, it should be noted that this is not a guidance document and the template ...
Read More Revised: Construction EHMP Template & Fact Sheet

The HEER Office has released a newly updated and redesigned fish consumption brochure entitled A Local Guide to Eating Fish Safely. You can also download this and other fact sheets and brochures at Fact Sheets

The HEER Office will hold a public hearing for the proposed amendment of Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules Title 11 Chapter 5 (HAR 11-5), entitled “Environmentally-Related Illness and Injury Reporting”. The proposed amendments update requirements for the reporting of designated heavy metal and pesticide laboratory results to include all results as well as improve the quality of ...
Read More Proposed Rule Change: HAR 11-5, “Environmentally-Related Illness and Injury Reporting” (Comments 8/26/2019 – 9/25/2019)

At the Former Chevron Tanker Truck Loading Rack site located at 356 Pacific Street, Honolulu, Oʻahu (TMK 1-1-5-010-009), soil, groundwater, and soil vapor have been contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons and metals, primarily due to former petroleum operations at the site. The HEER Office is soliciting public comment on a Draft Response Action Memorandum (RAM) which ...
Read More Proposed Cleanup: Chevron Tanker Truck Loading Rack (comments 6/3/2019 – 7/3/2019)

Meeting #115 of the Hawaiʻi State Emergency Response Commission will be held on June 21, 2019 from 9 am–12 pm at 830 Punchbowl Street, Room 310, Honolulu HI 96813. Meeting minutes

Electronic document submittal, record request, and Tier II information submittal is now available via the DOH e-Permitting portal. Before submittal, register and confirm your registration in the e-mail that will be sent to you from DOH e-Permitting. Click the appropriate link below to register and submit. Record Requests Report Submittals (e.g. Assessment Reports, Remediation Reports, ...
Read More Upload Your Reports and Record Requests Directly To HEER Office

In 2016-2017, the Hawaiʻi Department of Education (DOE) conducted soil investigations at 23 schools in the Hilo-Waiākea and Kaʻū-Keaʻau-Pāhoa Complex Areas in DOE’s Hawaiʻi District. These investigations identified soils in open spaces and along building exteriors at these schools that were contaminated with arsenic, lead, and chlordane at concentrations above DOH environmental action levels (EALs). ...
Read More Site Investigation: DOE Hawaiʻi Schools Building Exterior Soils

The HEER Office has prepared an Areawide Environmental Hazard Management Plan for the Waikoloa Maneuver Area on the Island of Hawaiʻi. Explosives Safety Guidance to Help Protect You from Munitions. This document provides guidance to address unexploded ordnance (UXO) hazards and to safely develop properties within the Waikoloa Maneuver Area.

Meeting #114 of the Hawaiʻi State Emergency Response Commission will be held on March 22, 2019 from 9 am–12 pm at 830 Punchbowl Street, Room 310, Honolulu HI 96813. Minutes

The Reporting Year 2018 HEPCRA Tier II Reporting is due by March 1, 2019. Please see the information on our HEPCRA reporting page on how to submit. There is a new method available this year through DOH e-Permitting.

The U.S. Navy has prepared a Record of Decision (ROD) presenting the selected remedy for the Pearl Harbor Sediment site, which is part of the Pearl Harbor Naval Complex NPL (National Priorities List) site, CERCLIS ID No. HI4170090076, located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. The NPL identifies priorities among known releases or threatened ...
Read More Final Cleanup Decision: Pearl Harbor Sediment

The HEER Office has been developing new technical guidance for the evaluation of chemical exposure hazards to coastal marine wildlife over the last several years and has now posted initial guidance on this topic in the on-line HEER Office Technical Guidance Manual (TGM). See Section 21 in the link to the HEER TGM below. The ...
Read More TGM Update, Section 21: Environmental Risk Assessment Guidance for Marine Coastal Environments

An Areawide EHE/EHMP for the Kahului Harbor Industrial District (Interim Final, dated June 2018, Version 1) is linked below for review and comment. Comments are requested by November 30, 2018 and should be sent to Iris van der Zander via e-mail at [email protected] Comments received will be considered for revisions or improvements to Version 1 ...
Read More Proposed Areawide EHMP: Kahului Harbor Industrial District

Hawaiʻi News Now video featuring Chris Lee explaining the function of the Environmental Response Revolving Fund (ERRF), describing the ERRF funding crisis, and discussing legislative action needed to avoid losing critical positions at DOH that protect our environment.

A new Draft HEER Office Technical Guidance Manual (TGM) Section on LNAPL/Petroleum Guidance is linked below for review and comment by environmental consultants and other interested individuals. Comments are requested by August 31, 2018. See the Invitation to Comment letter also linked below for details on the ways you may comment and where to send ...
Read More Draft TGM Update, Section 9.3: LNAPL / Petroleum Guide

The HEER Office has approved a final cleanup action plan for a portion of the Old Hilo Canec Plant site near Waiākea Pond in Hilo, Hawaiʻi, TMK 3-2-2-030-017. The soils in parts of this site are known to be contaminated with arsenic that was used at the former canec plant to treat the canec panels ...
Read More Final Cleanup Decision: Old Hilo Canec Plant, 3/23/2018

The HEER Office is inviting public review and comment on the proposed draft Response Action Memorandum (Draft RAM) to address soil and groundwater contamination that has been identified on an approximately 25-acre portion of the former Waialua Sugar Mill in Waialua on Oʻahu, TMK 1-6-7-001-062 (portion). The environmental investigation at this site was carried out ...
Read More Proposed Cleanup: Waialua Sugar Mill (comments 3/4/2018 – 4/6/2018)