September 2013: Report to Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board

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NOTE:  in reference to the sludge dumping update on this page - the proposal mentioned came from a few natural farmers in Waianae who wanted to inquire on the suitability on using the sludge for farming purposes. However, this was contingent upon review of toxicology reports. Also, FOIA information recently made available prompted a request from Sen. Shimabukuro to the farmers as to whether they now want to withdraw their inquiry considering the new information that has come to light.

NOTE: in reference to the sludge dumping update on this page – the proposal mentioned came from a few natural farmers in Waianae who wanted to inquire on the suitability on using the sludge for farming purposes. However, this was contingent upon review of toxicology reports. Also, FOIA information recently made available prompted a request from Sen. Shimabukuro to the farmers as to whether they now want to withdraw their inquiry considering the new information that has come to light.

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September 2013: Report to Waianae Neighborhood Board

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Illegal Sludge Dumping in Waianae: Latest Updates

sludge2 City Files Lien Against Hawaii Kai Sludge Dumper in Waianae (1/8/15)

Sludge Upate: 2014 Bills (2/19/14)

DOH Summary of Hawaii Kai Dredge Material Analysis 2/4/14

Sludge Update 2/3/14

HawaiiNewsNow – EXCLUSIVE: Police investigating sludge controversy 11/4/13 (posted 11/5/13)

SLUDGE: Hawaii News Now: Permit Violations Being Issued (posted 10/17/13)

Sludge: Hawaii Kai Marina Community Association Response 10/4/13 (posted 10/16/13)

Star-Advertiser 9/20/13: Dredging permit draws federal, state eyes

HNN 9/19/13: Leeward coast residents vent on illegal sludge dumping – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL.

KHON2 9/19/13: Sludge dumping riles Waianae community

Star-Advertiser 9/19/13: Dredged material was to be dumped off East Oahu

FOIA Documents re Hawaii Kai Marina Dredging & Dumping 9/18/13

Documents included in this post:

1. Press Release: Reports Raise Question of Permit Violation in Decision to Transport Hawaii Kai Sludge to Wai`anae (9/18/13)
2. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request No. 13-67 from Leimaile Quitevis (9/13/13)
3. Department of the Army Permit POH-2010-00280 for Hawaii Kai Marina Community Association (2/21/13)
4. Sampling and Analysis Report: Dredged Material Evaluation: Hawaii Kai Marina and Entrance Channel Maintenance Dredging (December 2010)
5. AECOS Report of Microbiological Results (Testing for Enterococcus): Hawaii Kai Marina (3/11/13)
6. Sampling and Analysis Plan: Hawaii Kai Marina Maintenance Dredging, Hawaii Kai, Oahu, Hawaii (6/14/13)

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SEPTEMBER 18, 2013

Reports Raise Question of Permit Violation in Decision to Transport Hawaii Kai Sludge to Wai`anae

( HONOLULU ) — The Hawaii Kai Marina Community Association, the permittee of a dredging project, may face questions from the Army and Department of Land and Natural Resources following reports that tons of dredged sludge had been transported from the Hawaii Kai Marina to agriculture land in Waianae. Newly released documents call into question the project’s compliance with federal dredging permits and state environmental law.

In response to an inquiry from concerned Wai`anae Coast resident Leimaile Quiteves, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other sources released copies of the Department of the Army (DA) dredging permit from 2010, the State Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (EA/FONSI), and a June 2013 Sampling and Analysis Plan prepared by EKNA Services for the Hawaii Kai Marina and Entrance Channel Maintenance Dredging project.

After reviewing the documents, Quiteves noted that the finding of chromium in the 2010 study appears to be omitted from the 2013 plan prepared by EKNA Services. Further, the 2013 plan indicates that the sludge was to be taken to Waianae rather than to the areas designated in the permit.

“It is very clear that the Hawaii Kai Marina Community Association was aware that their permit with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and State Department of Land and Natural Resources did not allow them to dump sludge on the Waianae Coast,” said Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine.

The DA permit and EA/FONSI approved the dredging of select areas in the Hawaii Kai Marina and entrance channel, on the explicit condition that dredged material would be disposed into the existing upland Rim Island #1 within the marina, the upland “Yacht Club” Area within the marina, as beach replenishment fill onto adjacent beaches known as Portlock Beach and Maunalua Bay Beach Park, and as ocean disposed material at the EPA-approved offshore South Oahu Ocean Dredge Material Disposal Site (SOODMDS). Neither the DA permit nor the EA/FONSI mentions transporting the sludge to any other location.

“This dredging issue has become a very serious situation, which is why I am working with state and city officials to resolve the situation as quickly as possible. I am grateful that our City & County of Honolulu partners have responded to the community’s concerns and will take appropriate action once the investigation is complete,” said State Senator Maile Shimabukuro, who reported the sludge dumping to the City after receiving a complaint from Wai`anae resident Kapua Keliikoa-Kamai.

“We want to thank the community for bringing this issue forward to the Department of Planning and Permitting and are proud of their vigilance in defending the Waianae Coast from illegal dumping,” Councilmember Pine added.

Copies of the DA Permit, EA/FONSI, Sampling and Analysis Plan, and related documents are attached. Disposal guidelines appear on pages 3-4 of the DA Permit and pages 10-14 of the EA/FONSI.

For additional information please contact:
Office of Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine at 808-768-5001
Office of State Senator Maile Shimabukuro at 808-586-7793
Leimaile Quiteves, Leimaile.q@gmail.com
Kapua Keliikoa-Kamai, dkapua@gmail.com

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2011-03-23-OA-DEA-Hawaii-Kai-Marina-Dredging.pdf
FOIA 13-67 POH-2010-00280-DA Permit.pd

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WCCHC’s Women’s Health Day A Big Success

Sen. Shimabukuro enjoyed attending the annual Women’s Health Day on 9/13/13.  For more information about Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, visit http://wcchc.com

Dr. Ashley Swan, Kathleen Talens, Dayna Lapina, and Lorna Souza.

Dr. Ashley Swan, Kathleen Talens, Dayna Lapina, and Lorna Souza.

Carly Williamson and John Kaaihue represented The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii.

Carly Williamson and John Kaaihue represented The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii.

Medical Director Dr. Stephen Bradley gave a popular cooking demonstration, featuring delicious quinoa and sweet potato salads.

Medical Director Dr. Stephen Bradley gave a popular cooking demonstration, featuring delicious quinoa and sweet potato salads.

The fair featured educational games and displays such as this one focused on immunization shots.

The fair featured educational games and displays such as this one focused on immunization shots.

AMS Naturals Herbal & Wellness Supplements Based in Waianae

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AMS Naturals makes all-natural herbal and wellness supplements. Their factory is in Waianae, O’ahu, and everything AMS makes is all-natural, without preservatives, chemicals, additives, or coloring. AMS is an environmentally-friendly operation, using bottles that are recyclable and BPA-free, and labels printed with soy ink.  Further, all AMS products are suitable for either a vegetarian or vegan diet. For more information, visit: http://www.amsnaturals.com

Lane Closures for Rail Project: Old Farrington Hwy etc.

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