(BIVN) – Hawaiʻi residents will have more time to comment regarding pending permit applications from Hū Honua Bioenergy.
The Hawai‘i Department of Health says it has extended the deadline for the public to provide written testimony on the Pepeʻekeo-based facility. Written statements will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, health officials say, and must be sent by mail to P.O. Box 3378, Honolulu, Hawaii 96801-3378 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday, the Department of Health held a well-attended public information meeting at the ʻImiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo, followed by a public hearing.
Health officials say the pending permit applications include:
- National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) application and draft permit to discharge storm water associated with industrial activities from the Hū Honua Bioenergy facility, and to receive state waters, subject to special conditions;
- Application for an Underground Injection Control (UIC) permit to operate; and
- Solid waste permit application for the recycling of ash.