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October 2017 Updates

Red Hill Administrative Order on Consent

OCTOBER 26, 2017 – The BWS recently offered comments to the EPA and Hawaii DOH on the following topics:

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July 2017 Updates

Red Hill Administrative Order on Consent

JULY 5, 2017 – The BWS recently offered comments to the EPA and Hawaii DOH regarding the groundwater modeling group meeting held on June 26, 2017, for the Red Hill AOC Scope of Work, Sections 6 and 7.

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June 2017 Updates

Red Hill Administrative Order on Consent

JUNE 14, 2017 – The Board of Water Supply (BWS) has posted a copy of a letter from the DOH to the U.S. Navy regarding two reports, the Existing Data Summary Report, dated March 5, 2017, and the Data Gap Analysis Report dated April 25, 2017

In addition, the BWS posted formal letters with comments on the following items:

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May 2017 Updates

Red Hill Fuel Storage Tank Project Update Meeting

MAY 26, 2017 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Hawaii Department of Health, the U.S. Navy, and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) will be sponsoring a meeting on Thursday, June 22, to provide information on the progress being made to evaluate and implement upgrades to the infrastructure and operations and maintenance procedures for the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility. Information on the ongoing work to investigate and monitor the groundwater under and around the facility will also be available. The meeting will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions related to the work being performed under the Administrative Order on Consent with the U.S. Navy and the DLA.

If you have any questions about this meeting, please contact the regulatory agencies by sending an e-mail to redhill@epa.gov or calling Thu Perry at (808) 586-4226.

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April 2017 Updates

Existing Data Summary and Evaluation (EDSE) Report and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests for Information

April 21, 2017 – The BWS offered comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) to the Existing Data Summary and Evaluation (EDSE) Report for Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Fate and Transport Modeling, Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Oahu, Hawaii.

The BWS also requested assistance from U.S. Senators Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono and of U.S. Representatives Tulsi Gabbard and Colleen Hanabusa with getting timely responses from the Department of Navy to two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests for Information submitted on October 14, 2016 and November 11, 2016.

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February 2017 Updates

Hawaii Lawmakers Consider Senate Bill 1259

FEBRUARY 16, 2017 – This month, the Hawaii lawmakers are considering Senate Bill 1259, which would require the Navy to implement tank upgrades by July 2027 or to shut down the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility by 2030.

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January 2017 Updates

Red Hill Toxicological Study and Risk Assessment

JANUARY 31, 2017 – The BWS offered comments to the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) regarding the results of a toxicological study and risk assessment that the BWS has performed on the groundwater in the vicinity of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility and has requested immediate action in response to releases to the groundwater at the facility.

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