The Environmental Section, AIR-EE, serves as the Divisional coordinator for matters relating to the statewide environmental compliance program, including but not limited to: water quality and hazardous waste materials. Among other issues, AIR-EE manages the Stormwater Management Program Plan (SWMPP), including HNL’s Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit.
Public Service Announcement: Stormwater Pollution
Public Service Announcement: Protect Our Water
It is the policy of the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) to manage our facilities and program in a manner that protects the environment, the safety of our employees, and the public health…
The Department of Transportation, Airports Division (DOTA) has been actively involved in the development and implementation of the programs to control stormwater pollution since the inception of federal stormwater regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This document details the procedures implemented by DOTA environmental personnel at state airports to ensure that all tenant operations comply with regulatory requirements and stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP’s). In 2019, DOTA revised this manual to update the inspection report and the risk ranking and renamed it as Airport Tenant NPDES Inspection and Enforcement Manual (version 8.0).
Annual Mandatory Stormwater Training Video
This video is the Annual mandatory Stormwater Training for 2020. The video is a little over 33 minutes long and covers the requirements for good housekeeping, spill response and spill notification for DOT-Airports. At the end of the presentation, please download and complete the following two forms:
- a ten question survey (to be completed by all employees)
- a training roster sign-in sheet (to be completed by supervisors)
Construction Site Runoff Control Program (For Designers, Construction Managers, and Contractors)
The Construction Site Runoff Control Program has been developed to address the potential pollutants that are generated as a result of construction activities in accordance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Program. All Designers, Construction Managers, Contractors, and other parties involved with construction at airports, statewide, must comply with this program. All construction projects must undergo a construction plan review and receive a Notice-To-Proceed from DOTA prior to commencing construction activities.
The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Airports Division (DOTA) owns and operates the Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (Small MS4) to convey stormwater from structures, runways, taxiways, and roadways at HNL to Keehi Lagoon and Mamala Bay. These MS4 discharges are regulated by the Clean Water Act and specifically a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit from the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) designed to reduce or eliminate the impact that they may have on the receiving waters.
The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Airports Division (DOTA) owns and operates the Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (Small MS4) to convey stormwater from structures, runways, taxiways, and roadways at the Kahului Airport (OGG) to the Kahului Bay. These MS4 discharges are regulated by the Clean Water Act and specifically a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit from the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) designed to reduce or eliminate the impact that they may have on the receiving waters.
Additionally, OGG is regulated under the NPDES industrial program and a Notice of General Permit Coverage from the Department of Health. The program is detailed in the Kahului Airport Stormwater Pollution Control Plan, which should be implemented by industrial tenants at OGG and parties conducting operations that has the potential to impact discharged stormwater. Please contact a DOTA Environmental Health Specialist at (808) 838-8002.
Spill Reporting Fact sheets, Tenant Guidance, and other documents for all other airports and there relevant Stormwater Programs can be found here.
Hawaii Clean Water Branch Industrial Permit Guidance:
Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 11-54 and 11-55:
Hawaii Hazardous Evaluation and Emergency Response Office (HEER) for Spill Reporting:
EPA SPCC Guidance:
Learn more about the DOT-A’s Sustainability Program and Guiding Resources by visiting the Sustainable DOT-A webpage.
Airports statewide must comply with the Environmental Management System (EMS) per requirements dictated in the Consent Decree CV05 00636. Airports’ written commitment to this program and all environmental regulations can be viewed here.