DPW to examine rules for pollution-causing, storm water run off

Next month (9/10/12), the Department of Public Works will have a public meeting to consider the adoption of new rules for the design of storm water treatment best management practices. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM at the Kalana Pakui Building, Room 140, 250 So High St Wailuku. The proposed draft rules establish controls  on the discharge of storm water runoff  to reduce  pollution from new developments to the maximum extent practicable through the implementation of best management practices and engineering control facilities. For copy of proposed rules call  270-7242 or write dsa.engineering@mauicounty.gov.


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2 Responses to “DPW to examine rules for pollution-causing, storm water run off”

  1. What does “maximum extent practicable” mean? Does that mean the new rules will only require developers implement BMPs that don’t cut into the developer’s profits?

    Goodbye to our beautiful coral reefs. just like goodbye to the Olowalu reef because of the Olowalu Master Plan Development project, who’s DEIS just said the developer would “consider” BMPs.

  2. These rules, if adopted, will protect Hawaii’s coastal resources from storm water runoff. Current regulations regulate the quantity but not the quality of storm water than runs off of developed land. For more information, visit the Office of Planning’s web site regarding the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program at http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/czm/initiative/nonpoint.php.