December 20, 2002
The Department of Health (DOH) recently filed Complaints and Orders
against two local hazardous waste generators.
Honolulu Shipyard Inc. was cited for violations against the
state’s hazardous waste rules while working under a contract at
the Pearl Harbor naval Shipyard’s Dry Dock #4. Hazardous waste
paints and solvents were illegally treated and improperly handled.
Honolulu Shipyard was charged with operating a hazardous waste
treatment facility without a permit and for mismanagement of hazardous
containers. Honolulu Shipyard faces a $45,000 penalty.
Hawaiian Steam, Inc. illegally transported used oil without having a
used oil transporter permit. In addition, Hawaiian Steam was cited for
operating without a used oil processors permit and not having proper
containment structures in place. Other violations include failure to
track used oil received from generators, mismanagement of tanks and
containers of used oil and improper labeling of tanks and containers.
Hawaiian Steam faces a penalty of $33,700.
Both Honolulu Shipyard and Hawaiian Steam have requested hearings to
contest the allegations and penalties and have indicated a willingness
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