Agribusiness Development Corporation Kekaha Diesel Generator

The Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) has completed their response to public comment and made the Final Kekaha Emergency Generator Installation Site Remedial Decision and Responsiveness Summary.There are a number of attachments to the document, which are listed below as separate items for ease of downloading.

Public Meeting

The Hawaii Department of Health Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office (HDOH HEER Office) held a public meeting on October 19, 2011 to answer community questions about the proposed soil remedy to allow the Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) emergency generator to safely operate on the former herbicide mixing area located mauka of the Kekaha Sugar Mill site, across Kekaha Road. Comments and suggestions (both verbal and written) received during the public comment period, September 21 to October 21, 2011, will be compiled and addressed by HDOH. Responses will be sent directly to the individual who provided the comment and questions and will be included in the Final Remedial Action Work Plan and EHMP.

Note that the transcript is incomplete in some areas, as it includes public comments provided, but does not include the text of the presentations made at the meeting. Also, due to noise levels and multiple parties talking, not all speakers were able to be identified, or may have been identified incorrectly. Where such deficits were noted, the transcript has been annotated accordingly.

Public Comment

The HEER Office made the following two draft documents available for public comment from September 21 to October 21, 2011; the comment period is now closed.

Further Information

For more information about the site, you can download the Site Inspection Report or the other materials below.

The August 9, 2005 site assessment covered a large area of concern including the Kekaha Sugar Mill, the carpentry shop, the original former pesticide mixing area located across the Kekaha Road, the Kekaha Sugar Mill Seed Dipping area, the mill ditch and the settling pond.

Written Comments

Written comments should be mailed to the HEER Office, faxed to (808) 586-7537, or emailed to the HDOH. Contact information for HDOH:

HDOH HEER Office
919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 206
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Tel No. (808) 586-7577
Email: melody.calisay@doh.hawaii.gov