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DOH issues notice of violation and order, fine Kauaʻi company $107,000 for water pollution

Published on 7 February 2022 in Press room

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) has issued a Notice of Violation and Order (NOVO) to Maui Asphalt X-IV, LLC (Maui Asphalt) for discharging pollutants into state waters without permits or pollution control practices. Maui Asphalt operates in Waimea, Kauaʻi.

“Industrial pollution poses a threat to Hawaii residents and our natural resources,” said Deputy Director of Environmental Health Kathleen Ho. “DOH will continue to enforce environmental regulations to protect public health and the environment. .”

Maui Asphalt is fined $107,500 and must obtain and comply with a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The NPDES permit requires the facility to have pollution control devices in place to prevent pollutants from contaminating water bodies. Maui Asphalt must also develop a stormwater pollution control plan and implement practices to prevent pollutants from contaminating water resources.

Maui Asphalt has operated the Waimea site for five years, and during that time, weather data has recorded 43 instances where pollutants such as aggregate, dirt, fuel, oils and contaminated runoff have been discharged into state waters.

Click here to download a copy of NOVO. The Water Sanitation Branch protects public health and the environment by prohibiting discharges that affect water quality.

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PDF: DOH issues Notice of Violation and orders Kauaʻi Corporation to be fined $107,000 for water pollution

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