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From: Kurano, Matthew
CARROLL'S LETTER OF COMPLAINT:From: Carroll Cox [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 7:38 PM
To: Kurano, Matthew <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Kawaoka, Keith E <email@example.com>; carrolL@CARROLLCOX.COM
Subject: Waikiki Outdoor Showers Complaint
Mr. Keith Kawaoka, Deputy Director,
Hawaii Department of Health Environmental Services
Dear Mr. Kawaoka,
Please accept the attached photographs in support of my formal complaint against the City and County of Honolulu for currently, unlawfully, discharging wastewater generated by its outdoor showers located at various sites along
Kuhio Beach Between Kapahulu Groin and Queen's Beach.
I understand that on September 10, 2012, the DoH Wastewater Branch formally inspected the above area and documented the unlawful discharge of wastewater from some of these same outdoor showers in violation of the United
States Clean Water Act as well as other laws.
Also, I am informed that a September 20, 2012, letter to the City and County of Honolulu's Department of Parks and Recreation stated "Please be aware that causing or allowing any wastewater system on your property to create or
contribute to a wastewater spill (including shower wash water
discharges) is a violation of section 11-62-06(g). Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR)."
In addition, section 342D50, Hawaii Revised Statues (HRS) states "Prohibition. a) No person, including any public body, shall discharge any pollutant into state waters, or cause or allow any water pollutant into state waters except, rules
pursuant to this chapter, or permit or variance issued by the director."
A strong admonishment was delivered and accompanied by a stern statement warning "The wastewater spills may subject the city to the provisions of the HRS chapter 342D and HAR, section 11-62-06(1), including penalties not to
exceed 25,000 for each violation".
I am of the opinion the City and County was emboldened by your agency's involvement and has concluded your bark is bigger than your bite, as evidenced in their willingness to continue unlawfully discharging wastewater, polluting
the environment, and exposing innocent beach goers to wastewater from the outdoor showers.
I also have other pictures and video of the unlawful discharges if your need them. All photographs and video were taken by Carroll Cox on 6/17/17.
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