EIS Preparation Notice
PVT is publishing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Preparation Notice to notify the public that the company is preparing an EIS for the PVT Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility Relocation project (Proposed Action).
PVT ISWMF RELOCATION
PVT owns and operates the only publicly accessible construction and demolition (C&D) recycling and solid waste management facility on Oahu. The facility is part of the City & County of Honolulu’s solid waste management plan and provides a critical service to the construction industry and to City & County of Honolulu emergency and disaster response efforts.
PVT recycles and reuses approximately 80% of the C&D debris received. While recycling has extended the life of the landfill, the construction boom on Oahu has generated more C&D debris than anticipated. PVT is therefore initiating landfill closure activities in accordance with its permit. The PVT facility closure would leave Oahu without a C&D landfill and materials recovery facility.
PVT proposes to:
- Relocate its C&D debris receiving, recycling, and disposal operation to a parcel, owned by a PVT affiliate, on the opposite side of Lualualei Naval Road from its current location.
- Upgrade its recycling operations by installing two materials recovery and processing lines.
- Install renewable energy facilities (an enclosed gasification unit and photovoltaic panels) to power operations.
The relocation will allow uninterrupted C&D debris management focused on the diversion of 80% of construction debris from the landfill through reclamation, recycling, reuse, and waste-to-energy initiatives.
PVT EIS PREPARATION NOTICE
The EIS Preparation Notice describes the topics that PVT intends to address in the Draft EIS, including the proposed action and alternatives, the current environment and anticipated impacts to natural resources, public infrastructure and services, and conformance with land use plans. The EIS Preparation Notice is organized as follows:
Section 2—Proposed Action and Alternatives
Section 3—Natural Environment
Section 4—Public Infrastructure and Services
Section 5—Historic, Socioeconomic, and Scenic Resources
Section 6—Conformance with Land Use Plans and Policies
Section 7—Preliminary Determination
Want to learn more about the project? Have a comment or concern to be addressed in the Draft EIS? PVT invites interested individuals and groups to attend an open house or submit comments on the EIS Preparation Notice and Draft EIS.
Open House (Open to Public)
- PVT ISWMF Open House
February 23, 2019, 10am – 2pm
PVT ISWMF (87-2020 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792)
Comments received during the 30-day comment period (Jan 23 – Feb 22), including names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record for this proposed action.