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Red Hill: EPA, DoH want to Hear from You
By News Release @ 7:01 AM :: 565 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

HAWAI‘I DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY TO HOLD NOV. 19 PUBLIC MEETING TO ACCEPT PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE U.S. NAVY’S PROPOSED TANK UPGRADE AND RELEASE DETECTION FOR RED HILL BULK FUEL STORAGE FACILITY

From Hawaii DoH, Oct 28, 2019

HONOLULU —The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public meeting to receive comments on the U.S. Navy and Defense Logistics Agency’s proposed plan to upgrade the underground storage tanks at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. The meeting will be at Moanalua Middle School, 1289 Mahiole Street, in Honolulu on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. All interested parties may present oral and written comments to provide relevant information or express their opinion. EPA and DOH will consider all public comments before approving or disapproving the proposal in whole or in part.

The Navy and Defense Logistic Agency’s combined tank upgrade alternatives and release detection proposal is available online at https://www.epa.gov/red-hill. It can also be viewed in person at the Department of Health’s Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch, 2827 Waimano Home Road, #100, in Pearl City.

To request an auxiliary aid or service (e.g. ASL interpreter or large print) for the public meeting, call 808-586-4226 (voice/TDD) or email thu.perry@doh.hawaii.gov by Nov. 12. Anyone unable to attend the public meeting may send written comments to Attn: Red Hill, 2827 Waimano Home Road, #100, Pearl City, Hawaii 96782 or DOHrhcomments@HawaiiOIMT.onmicrosoft.com. Written comments must be received by Dec. 9, 2019.

PDF: DOH and EPA to hold Nov. 19 public meeting to accept public comments on the U.S. Navy’s proposed Tank Upgrade and Release Detection for Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility

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HAWAI‘I DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO HOLD DEC. 2 PUBLIC MEETING TO RECEIVE COMMENTS ON PROPOSED RULE CHANGES FOR UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS

From Hawaii DoH, Oct 28, 2019

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) will hold a public meeting to receive public comments on proposed changes to the existing state regulations for underground storage tank (UST) systems (Hawai‘i Administrative Rules, chapter 11-280.1). The meeting will be held at the DOH State Laboratory auditorium at 2725 Waimano Home Road in Pearl City on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at 9 a.m. All interested parties may present relevant information and their opinion at the meeting. DOH will consider all comments before finalizing changes to the regulations.

The proposed amendments are designed to increase protection for Hawaii’s environment and public health by requiring all field-constructed USTs and USTs that are part of airport hydrant fuel distribution systems to have secondary containment by July 15, 2045. The proposed changes also provide more clarity and consistency to ensure compliance by owners and operators of USTs.

The proposed amendments and an explanation for each proposed change may be reviewed online at https://health.hawaii.gov/shwb/ust-har or at 2827 Waimano Home Road #100 in Pearl City, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. (except state holidays).

To request an auxiliary aid or service (e.g. ASL interpreter or large print) for the public meeting, call 808-586-4226 (voice/TDD) or email thu.perry@doh.hawaii.gov by Nov. 20. Anyone unable to attend the public meeting may send written testimony by Dec. 16, 2019 to Attn: UST Rules, 2827 Waimano Home Road #100, Pearl City, HI 96782 or DOHustprogram@HawaiiOIMT.onmicrosoft.com.

PDF: DOH to hold Dec. 2 public meeting to receive comments on proposed rule changes for underground storage tanks

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CB: Red Hill Fuel Tanks: The Hawaii Health Department And EPA Want Your Input

 

 

Oct 25, 2019: Red Hill Tanks an Engineering Marvel—Cannot be Retrofitted 

Oct 18, 2019: Navy Resists Calls To Relocate Or Strengthen Red Hill Fuel Tanks

Oct 14, 2019: Navy officials to brief public on Red Hill plans

Russia: “US Navy Must Fix or Abandon Leaky Fuel Tanks Above Honolulu’s Drinking Water”

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