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SDWA-UIC-AOC-09-2020-0001: Kauai Housing Development Corporation; Proposed Administrative Order on Consent

Proposed Safe Drinking Water Act Underground Injection Control Program Administrative Order on Consent in the matter of the Kauai Housing Development Corporation.

Complainant: Amy C. Miller-Bowen, Director, Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division, U.S. EPA, Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Respondent: Kauai Housing Development Corporation, 3-3194 Kuhio Highway, Lihue, HI 96741
Facility: Hale Kupuna Elderly Housing Complex

Alleged Violations: EPA alleges that, since April 5, 2005, Respondent owned and/or operated fifteen (15) LCCs in violation of the LCC ban, which required closure of all LCCs by April 5, 2005. The continued operation of these LCCs is an ongoing violation of 40 C.F.R. § 144.88 and the SDWA. The fifteen (15) LCCs at issue are more specifically defined as follows:

  • 14 large capacity cesspools serving 28 low-income residences (Two 1-bedroom units each discharge sanitary wastewater to LCCs) in the Hale Kupuna Elderly Housing Complex; and
  • 1 large capacity cesspool serving the recreation center in the Hale Kupuna Elderly Housing Complex.
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