SP17-409 City & County of Honolulu – Dept. of Design and Construction


The City and County of Honolulu, Planning Commission heard the Special Permit (“SP”) request on September 13, 2017 and issued a Decision and Order approving the request on October 6, 2017 and forwarded that recommendation to the Land Use Commission (“LUC”).  The LUC received the record of the proceedings from the County on October 25, 2017.  A hearing date on the SP has been set for November 21, 2017; check our Calendar or the Lt. Governor’s website for the meeting agenda specifics to be posted on November 14 or 15, 2017.


On September 13, 2017, the City and County of Honolulu, Planning Commission heard Department of Design and Construction’s (“Petitioner”) petition requesting consideration and recommendation for approval a SP for an expansion to the existing Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant (“HWWTP”).  The expansion of the HWWTP is within the State Agricultural District on lands classified by the Land Study Bureau as “A”, “B”, and “E” lands.  A Final Environmental Impact Statement (“FEIS”) was accepted by the City and County of Honolulu, Department of Environmental Services on March 28, 2017, and is included in the Special Permit filings below as Exhibit 2.


LUC Notices and OrdersCity & County of Honolulu FilingsState Office of Planning & Sustainable Development (OPSD) FilingsPublic CommentsAnnual Reports

Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Decision and Order (12/08/2017)


Agenda & Minutes

November 21, 2017: Agenda  |  Minutes

December 06-07, 2017: Agenda  |  Minutes

County Planning Commission Submittals

Exhibit 1: RM Towill’s transmittal letter dated June 2, 2017 for a Special Use Permit (SUP) application for Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant Secondary Treatment and Support Facilities.

Exhibit 2: RM Towill’s Special Use Permit Application for Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant Secondary Treatment and Support Facilities and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).

Exhibit 3: Department of Planning and Permitting, Environmental Checklist Parts I and II.

Exhibit 4: Agency Review Checklist for Environmental Assessment, Public Infrastructure Map, SUP, and Zone Changes (distribution list for SUP application).

Exhibit 5: Copy of Ewa NB No. 23: Regular Meeting Draft Minutes for June 8, 2017.

Exhibit 6: RM Towill’s transmittal letter for 8 hard copies of application, 10 Supplemental Information hardcopies, and 26 CD copies dated June 28, 2017.

Exhibit 7: RM Towill’s transmittal letter dated June 28, 2017 with Supplemental Information – Land Use Commission Docket A88-627.

Exhibit 8: The Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) acceptance letter dated July 3, 2017 to James Niermann of RM Towill.

Exhibit 9: Notice of Application dated July 3, 2017, map, and Summary Description.

Exhibit 10: Memo(s) to City, State, Federal Agencies, and the Neighborhood Board, No. 23, from the DPP dated July 3, 2017 requesting comments. Memo included a copy of the application for SUP to allow the development of full secondary treatment and support facilities within the State Agricultural District.  Memo(s) to Kapolei Satellite City Hall dated July 3, 2017 with copies of the SUP Application for their files.

Exhibit 11: Copy of mailing labels, including agencies, organizations, and Councilmember’s who were mailed the Notice of Application.

Exhibit 12: RM Towill’s transmittal letter for additional 8 hardcopies and 8 CD containing PDF files of the FEIS dated August 16, 2017.

Exhibit 13: Agency comments (original copies) on the SUP Application by the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD), Honolulu Police Department (HPD), State Department of Health/Wastewater Branch (DOH), Department of Budget and Fiscal Services (BFS), Department of Transportation Services (DTS), State Office of Planning (OP), State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), and State Department of Transportation (DOT).

Exhibit 14: Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Notice of Public Hearing for September 13, 2017 meeting.

Exhibit 15: RM Towill’s transmittal letter dated August 16, 2017 with Supplemental Information for Odor Control Systems and Memorandum for Modernization of the Honouliuli WWTP Odor Control System.

Exhibit 16: RM Towill letter dated August 17, 2017 with Supplemental Information for Exterior Lighting Plan.
*Due to size the exhibit has been split into the four individual files: Part 1, Part 2, Attachments, Supplemental Letter

Exhibit 17: RM Towill response email dated August 25, 2017 to the DPP clarifying State Land Use District Boundary Petition Dates.

Exhibit 18: RM Towill response email dated September 05, 2017 to the DPP addressing odor and Cake Sludge Receiving Facility questions.

Exhibit 19: Memo from the DPP to the PC dated September 8, 2017 transmitting attached Director’s Report and Recommendation for approval of the SUP with conditions.

Exhibit 20: Planning Commission’s (PC) Agenda of the September 13, 2017 Public Hearing.

Exhibit 21: RM Towill response email dated September 12, 2017 to the DPP clarifying reasons for uncovered clarifier tanks.

Exhibit 22: DOT-Airport Division letter dated September 12, 2017 to the DPP for the proposed avigation easement requirement.

Exhibit 23: PC Public Hearing Maps of the petition areas prepared by DPP (including a reduced-size version).

Exhibit 24: RM Towill’s presentation for the Planning Commission on September 13, 2017 Public Hearing

Exhibit 25: Minutes of the Planning Commission meeting of September 13, 2017.

Exhibit 26: Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Decision and Order and transmittal letter dated October 6, 2017.

Planning Commission’s Agenda & Minutes for the September 27, 2017 hearing action on the Special Permit application that was approved November 8, 2017

OP Comment Letter (11/15/2017)

No filings received.

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