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Notice #: 0001433951-01
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION BY THE HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL 2023-SDW-UIC-004 October 30, 2023 The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH), Environmental Management Division, is issuing the following notice of proposed action under the Safe Drinking Water Act; Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), Chapter 340E; and Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Title 11, Chapter 23, Underground Injection Control. The DOH has received an application for approval to construct, under the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program, two (2) storm runoff drainage injection wells which are situated in an area designated as an underground source of drinking water by the authority of HAR, Chapter 11-23. The DOH has prepared a tentative determination to grant the approval to construct which may result in a permit to operate. On the basis of the DOH’s review of the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act, HRS, Chapter 340E-2, as amended, and HAR, Chapter 11-23, the Director of Health proposes to issue an approval to construct 2 storm runoff drainage injection wells at the facility described below: Applicant: Parker School Address: 65-1224 Lindsey Road Kamuela, Hawaii 96743 Application No.: UH-3060 Facility: PARKER SCHOOL Location: 65-1224 Lindsey Road Kamuela, Hawaii 96743 TMK No.: 3rd Division, 6-5-04:025 Latitude: 20° 01′ 25.3″ N; Longitude: 155° 40′ 5.9″ W Activity: Construction activity for the proposed facility includes clearing and grubbing, grading, paving, landscaping, and installation of 2 injection wells for the drainage system. Both drainage injection wells will have a 5.8-ft. wide, 4-ft. deep well cellar atop a 5-ft diameter, 20-ft. long perforated concrete casing. Each drainage injection well will have a maximum depth of 24 feet. Source of Waste Fluids: Storm runoff water Proposed Quantity of Fluids: Intermittent and variable up to 5,400 gallons per minute (gpm) at peak flow conditions into each drainage injection well. Persons wishing to inspect the application and data submitted by the applicant may request an electronic copy by email at sdwb@doh.hawaii.gov. Persons wishing to comment upon the proposed determination by the Director regarding the issuance of an approval-to-construct for 2 drainage injection wells, or to request a hearing pursuant to HAR, Section 11-23-15, should submit their comments or request in writing no later than November 27, 2023, either email at sdwb@doh.hawaii.gov or mail: Office and Mailing Address State of Hawaii Department of Health Environmental Management Division Safe Drinking Water Branch Uluakupu Bldg. 4 2385 Waimano Home Road, Suite 110 Pearl City, Hawaii 96782-1400 Telephone: (808) 586-4258 If you have any questions or if you have special needs due to a disability, please contact Ms. Iris van der Zander, Supervisor of the Underground Injection Control Program at the above address or (808) 586-4258 at least seven (7) calendar days before the comment deadline. All comments to the proposed approval and requests for a public hearing received no later than November 27, 2023, will be considered in formulating a final determination regarding the application. An extension of the 30-day comment period may be granted if the request for an extension adequately explains why more time is required to prepare comments. Requests for a PUBLIC HEARING must state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the hearing and meet the requirements of HAR, Section 11-23-15. The Director may hold a PUBLIC HEARING if on the basis of requests, a significant degree of public interest is found regarding the proposed approval. If the Director decides to hold a public hearing, a public notice of the date, time and place of the hearing will be made at least thirty (30) days prior to the hearing date. Any person may provide written or oral statements and data pertaining to this proposed approval at the public hearing. A final decision to issue the approval-to-construct for 2 drainage injection wells or to deny the APPLICATION shall be made after all comments have been considered. Notice of the final decision shall be sent to each person who has transmitted or delivered written comments or requested notice of the final decision. If this approval-to-construct becomes final and there is no appeal, the subject facility may proceed to construct and test the proposed drainage injection wells. A permit to operate the 2 drainage injection wells will be issued upon satisfactory completion of all other legal requirements for the issuance of such a permit, and this action will be final. Upon issuance of the PERMIT TO OPERATE, the APPLICANT may proceed to operate the drainage injection wells, subject to the conditions of the permit and other applicable permit and legal requirements. Copies of the APPLICATION and all data submitted by the applicant for APPROVAL are available for public inspection Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 7:45 a.m. until 4:15 p.m., at the Department of Health address shown above. A charge will be assessed for copies. An electronic copy of the application is also available through e-mail by contacting the Safe Drinking Water Branch at SDWB@doh.hawaii.gov. Please bring the foregoing notice to the attention of all persons whom you know would be interested in this matter. KENNETH S. FINK, MD, MGA, MPH Director of Health (SA1433951 10/30/23)