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Public Notices

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Public Notice – April 2, 2021: Request for Proposal GEPA-2021-2200-002

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) is notifying the general public and other interested parties that it is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for:
Herbarium Professional Services for Guam’s 2021 National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA) to be conducted in Guam.. A hard copy of the RFP can be picked up at Guam EPA’s Main Office, Building #17-3304, Mariner Avenue, Tiyan, between 8:00am and 4:30pm weekdays (except holidays) for a fee. Requests for a copy can also be made HERE. No pre-proposal conference will be held. Any comments or questions must be in written form and submitted either by mail or hand delivery to Guam EPA’s Main Office located at #17-3304, Mariner Avenue, Tiyan Barrigada, Guam 96913-1617. Comments must be received by Guam EPA or post marked no later than 4:00 pm, Friday, April 16, 2021. Details are outlined in the RFP packet. Deadline for proposals is 4:30 pm CHST Monday, May 3, 2021. Facsimile and electronic submittals will not be accepted.

Public Notice – April 2, 2021: Request for Proposal GEPA-2021-2200-001

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) is notifying the general public and other interested parties that it is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for:
Professional Services to be performed by a Botanist/Ecologist in Guam’s 2021 National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA). A hard copy of the RFP can be picked up at Guam EPA’s Main Office, Building #17-3304, Mariner Avenue, Tiyan, between 8:00am and 4:30pm weekdays (except holidays) for a fee. Requests for a copy can also be made HERE. No pre-proposal conference will be held. Any comments or questions must be in written form and submitted either by mail or hand delivery to Guam EPA’s Main Office located at #17-3304, Mariner Avenue, Tiyan Barrigada, Guam 96913-1617. Comments must be received by Guam EPA or post marked no later than 4:00 pm, Friday, April 16, 2021. Details are outlined in the RFP packet. Deadline for proposals is 4:30 pm CHST Monday, May 3, 2021. Facsimile and electronic submittals will not be accepted.

Public Notice –November 23, 2020

Buenas yan Saluda.  The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) is seeking your comments to the draft 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) it intends to issue to the Bikini Island Club in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) federal permit for the completed installation of three recreational water structures in the Cocos Lagoon.   A copy of the draft 401 WQC can be reviewed by clicking HERE at your convenience. 

Your comments will assist the Agency meet its public noticing mandate and may be submitted via e-mail to jesse.cruz@epa.guam.gov  or

Via postal delivery to:

                        ATTENTION: Mr. Jesse Cruz, EMAS Division Administrator

                        GUAM ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

                         3304-17 MARINER AVENUE, TIYAN

                         BARRIGADA, GUAM 96913 Comments must be received or postmarked by December 26, 2020. 

Public Notice – June 15, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 and in accordance with Guam Administrative Rules and Regulations (GAR) found at 22 GAR §5106. The Administrator of the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) intends to issue a §401 WQC in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) CWA 404 General Permit to the following applicant: Guam Waterworks Authority #200, GBNPSB, 688 Route 15 Mangilao, GU 96913-6203
FOR Southern SSES Rehabilitation Phase II GWA Project No. S15-001-EPA Lift Station

The draft 401 WQC is now available for public review and comment, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the agency’s administration building located at 17-3404 Mariner Avenue, Tiyan Barrigada, or online by clicking HERE. A public hearing will be held in the event a reasonable request is made.

Public Comment Period: JUNE 15, 2020 – JULY 15, 2020
Written comments are welcomed STARTING JUNE 15, 2020
Written comments are welcomed and must be received by the agency via hand delivery or mail and should be addressed to: EMAS Administrator, c/o Guam EPA: 17-3304 Mariner Avenue Tiyan Barrigada, Guam 96913-1617
Written comments will also be accepted via Email and should be sent to:
jesse.cruz@epa.guam.gov, cc: taryn.mesa@epa.guam.gov, Subject: Southern SSES Rehabilitation Phase II
Comments must include the name, mailing address and e-mail address of the commenter.
Written comments must be received, or postmarked no later that 5:00 p.m. on JULY 15, 2020.
Facsimile submittals will not be accepted. For more information, please contact Taryn Mesa at 671.300.4787 or taryn.mesa@epa.guam.gov

Public Notice – March 5, 2020

Guam EPA Board of Directors Meeting is on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at the Guam EPA Administration Conference Room, located at 17-3304 Mariner Avenue, Tiyan Barrigada, Guam. Click HERE for the meeting agenda.

Public Notice – February 3, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 and in accordance with Guam Administrative Rules and Regulations (GAR) found at 22 GAR §5106. The Administrator of the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) intends to issue a §401 WQC in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) CWA 404 Individual Permit to the following applicant:
Port Authority of Guam
026 Cabras Highway, Suite 201, Piti Guam, 96915
FOR Hotel Wharf and Access Road Maintenance and Repair Project
The draft 401 WQC is now available for public review and comment, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the agency’s administration building located at 17-3404 Mariner Avenue, Tiyan Barrigada, or by clicking HERE.

A public hearing will be held in the event a reasonable request is made.
Public Comment Period: FEBRUARY 3, 2020 – MARCH 3, 2020
Written comments are welcomed STARTING FEBRUARY 3, 2020

Written comments are welcomed and must be received by the agency via hand delivery or mail and should be addressed to: EMAS Administrator, c/o Guam EPA: 17-3304 Mariner Avenue Tiyan Barrigada, Guam 96913-1617
Written comments will also be accepted via Email and should be sent to:
jesse.cruz@epa.guam.gov, cc: margaret.aguilar@epa.guam.gov, Subject: Hotel Wharf Project
Comments must include the name, mailing address and e-mail address of the commenter.
Written comments must be received, or postmarked no later that 5:00 p.m. on March 3, 2020. Facsimile submittals will not be accepted. For more information, please contact Margaret Aguilar at 671.300.4787 or margaret.aguilar@epa.guam.gov or Taryn Mesa at 671.300.4784 or taryn.mesa@epa.guam.gov

Request For Proposal – January 15, 2020 – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) is notifying the general public and other interested parties that it is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for:

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES to include the removal and disposal of an artificial tire reef, located within the Cocos Lagoon, Guam. A hard copy of the RFP can be picked up at the Guam EPA’s Main Office, Building #17-3304, Mariner Avenue, Tiyan, between 8:00am and 4:30pm weekdays (except holidays) for a fee. Requests for a copy can also be made by clicking HERE.

No pre-proposal conference will be held. Any comments or questions must be in written form and submitted either by mail or hand delivered to Guam EPA’s Main Office located at #17-3304 Mariner Avenue, Tiyan Barrigada Guam 96913-1617. Comments must be received by Guam EPA or postmarked no later than 4:00 p.m. CHST, Tuesday, February 4, 2020. A pre-proposal site visit can be requested. Details are outlined in the RFP packet.

Deadline for proposals is 4:30 pm CHST Wednesday • March 4, 2020. Facsimile and electronic submittals will not be accepted.

Public Notice – December 6, 2019

Hafa Adai! The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) would like to remind owners and operators of Underground Storage Tanks (UST) containing regulated substances that they are required by the Underground Storage of Regulated Substances Act, as amended, Chapter 76 of Title 10, Guam Code Annotated, Guam Public Law 30-36 and 32-195, to apply for a UST operating permit with the Agency.

The annual permit fee of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) per tank shall be remitted to this Agency no later than January 3, 2020. In addition, the following shall be submitted with the permit fee:

  1. Guam EPA Appendix III – Application for Underground Storage Tank Renewal Permit for each UST location;
  2. A copy of the financial assurance for the UST at each location; and
  3. Check payable to Treasurer of Guam c/o UST-LUST Fund for each UST containing a regulated substance at each location.

Failure to obtain a permit for your facility by January 31, 2020 may result in a fine of up to Sixteen Thousand Dollars ($16,000.00) for each day of non-compliance after January 31, 2020. renewal applications are available online: epa.guam.gov/documents/forms-and-applications. Should you have any questions or need further clarification, please contact Guam EPA at 671.300-4751/2


Public Notice – December 6, 2019

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) reminds the general public that a NOTICE OF ARRIVAL MUST BE FILED WITH GUAM EPA ten (10) days prior to the importation of any pesticides or pesticide devices, in accordance with the Guam Pesticides Act, codified in 10GCA §50112, which states: An importer desiring to import any pesticides or devices as defined in this Act into Guam shall submit to the Administrator a completed Agency’s Notice of Arrival form prior to the arrival of the shipment. Upon receipt, the Administrator shall complete said form, indicating the disposition to be made of the shipment of pesticides or devices upon its arrival in Guam and shall return the form to the importer or his agent. Pesticide means any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest; any substances or mixture of substances intended for use as a plant regulator, defoliant or desiccant. Examples of pesticides are insecticides use to kill bugs on plants, rat poisons, mosquito coil, disinfectants, bleach, and repellants. Pesticides are not all chemicals they can be made from natural materials such as animals, plants or bacteria. The Notice of Arrival (NOA) Form must be completed by anyone whether for personal, business use or for resale no later than ten (10) days prior to the arrival of shipment. This requirement also applies to any point of origin and any amount. The NOA Form can be downloaded online: epa.guam.gov/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Notice-of-Arrival-of-Pesticides-and-Devices.pdf Penalties for pesticides violations are up to $10,000 and 5 years in prison for criminal violations. For more information on the NOA form or the Guam Pesticides Act, please contact Guam EPA at 671.300.4751/2.

Public Notice – December 5, 2019

AGENDA:

I. Call to Order

II. Agenda Approval

III. Approval of 09/19/19 Minutes

IV. Administrator’s Report

V. Old Business: AAFB Stipulated Request for Continuance – NOV #2019-001, Active NOVs: (Tsubaki Hotel/Nippo USA Inc., Lin’s Hardware, Su & Zheng Corp., Feiyang Construction & Engineering, Smithbridge update), RRF approval process status, PFAS update, Septic systems: lot sizes & advanced on-site treatment proposal, UST (Underground Storage Tank) Resolution and Presentation;

VI. New Business: Approval of Rules for participation in Board meetings by video conference, Safe Drinking Water Statute & Regulations, Confirmation for Deputy Administrator Michelle Lastimoza

VII. Miscellaneous

VIII. Next Meeting Date/Adjournment


Public Notice – November 29, 2019 & December 6, 2019

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) would like to remind owners and operators of Air Pollution Emission Sources that they are required, unless exempted, by the Air Pollution Control Act, Chapter 49 of Title 10, Guam Code Annotated and Title 22 Guam Administrative Regulations, Division 1, Chapter 1, to apply for an Air Pollution Control Permit with the Agency. Annual fees shall be paid in full within sixty (60) days after the end of each calendar year and within thirty (30) days after the permanent discontinuance of an air pollution emission source. Additionally, a late payment penalty of five percent (5%) shall be added on the first day of each calendar month any part of the annual fee or any part of a late penalty fee remains unpaid. Until further notice, Guam EPA is waiving all late fees and penalties in an effort to have all regulated emission sources come into compliance with the Air Pollution Control Standards and Regulations. Failure to obtain a permit for your facility or to pay the annual emission fees may result in a fine of up to Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) per day, per violation of non-compliance. You may apply for a permit online at permits.epa.guam.gov. Should you have any questions or need further clarification, please contact the Air Pollution Control Program at 300-4751/2 or by email mail at airpermits@epa.guam.gov.


Public Notice – September 1, 2019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 and in accordance with Guam Administrative Rules and Regulations (GAR) found at 22GAR§5106. The Administrator of the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) intends to issue a §401 WQC in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, required under §402 of the CWA for the discharge of pollutants to Waters of the United States, to the following applicant:

Guam Power Authority
Ste 100, GBNPSB, 688 Route 15 Mangilao, GU 96913-6203
Cabras Power Plant

The draft 401 WQC is now available for public review and comment, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the agency’s administration building located at 17-3404 Mariner Avenue, Tiyan Barrigada, or by clicking HERE. A public hearing will be held in the event a reasonable request is made.

Public Comment Period: SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 – OCTOBER 7, 2019

Written comments are welcomed beginning SEPTEMBER 1, 2019

Written comments are welcomed and must be received by the agency via hand delivery or mail and should be addressed to: EMAS Administrator, c/o Guam EPA: 17-3304 Mariner Avenue Tiyan Barrigada, Guam 96913-1617

Written comments will also be accepted via Email and should be sent to:jesse.cruz@epa.guam.gov, cc: taryn.mesa@epa.guam.gov, Subject: GPA CABRAS POWER PLANT. Comments must include the name, mailing address and e-mail address of the commenter. Written comments must be received, or postmarked no later that 5:00 p.m. on October 7, 2019. Facsimile submittals will not be accepted. For more information, please contact Margaret Aguilar at 671.300.4787 or margaret.aguilar@epa.guam.gov


Public Notice – August 5, 2019

In accordance with 5 GCA §9301(a), the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) would like to notify the general public and owners/operators of Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) containing Regulated Substances of a Public Hearing for 22 GAR, Chapter 50, Guam EPA UST Regulations.

PUBLIC HEARING:
Wednesday•September 11, 2019•3:00 p.m. at the Guam EPA Administration Building Conference Room located at 17-3304 Mariner Avenue, Tiyan.

PUBLIC COMMENT & REVIEW PERIOD:
August 5, 2019 – September 19, 2019
Guam UST Regulations relevant to this public hearing can be viewed at the Agency’s administration building in Tiyan from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on business days, beginning on Monday, August 5, 2019. The proposed regulations are also available by clicking HERE. Written comments are welcomed and must be received by the agency via hand delivery or mail and should be addressed to: Administrator, c/o Guam EPA: 17-3304 Mariner Avenue Tiyan Barrigada, Guam 96913-1617. Written comments must be received, or postmarked no later that 5:00 p.m. on September 19, 2019. Facsimile and e-mail submittals will not be accepted. Should you have any questions or require further clarification, please contact the Guam EPA Hazardous Waste Management Program at (671) 300-4751/2.

/s/ Walter S. Leon Guerrero, Administrator
Individuals requiring special accomodations, auxiliary aids or services should contact Guam EPA at 300.4751/2.


Public Notice – July 24, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE: PRELIMINARY DECISION TO ISSUE FOUR (4) CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA) SECTION 401 WATER QUALITY CERTIFICATIONs (WQC) AND APPROVE FOUR (4) OUTFALL MIXING ZONES

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 and in accordance with 22 GAR §5106. The Administrator of the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (GEPA) intends to issue four (4) §401 WQCs and approve four (4) outfall mixing zones in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) permit, required under §402 of the CWA for wastewater discharges to Waters of the United States, to the following applicant:

Guam Waterworks Authority
Ste 200, GBNPSB, 688 Route 15 Mangilao, GU 96913-6203
FOR Northern District Sewage Treatment Plant, Agana/Hagatna Sewage Treatment Plant, Agat-Santa Rita Wastewater Treatment Plant, and Umatac-Merizo Wastewater Treatment Plant

Draft 401 WQCs are now available for public review and comment, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the agency’s administration building located at 17-3404 Mariner Avenue, Tiyan Barrigada, or by clicking HERE. A public hearing will be held in the event a reasonable request is made.


Public Comment Period: JULY 24, 2019 – AUGUST 22, 2019
Written comments are welcomed beginning JULY 24, 2019
Written comments are welcomed and must be received by the agency via hand delivery or mail and should be addressed to: EMAS Administrator, c/o Guam EPA: 17-3304 Mariner Avenue Tiyan Barrigada, Guam 96913-1617

Written comments will also be accepted via Email and should be sent to: jesse.cruz@epa.guam.gov, cc: taryn.mesa@epa.guam.gov, Subject: GWA WW TREATMENT PLANTS
Comments must include the name, mailing address and e-mail address of the commenter.
Written comments must be received, or postmarked no later that 5:00 p.m. on August 24, 2019. Facsimile submittals will not be accepted. For more information, please contact margaret Aguilar at 671.300.4787 or margaret.aguilar@epa.guam.gov or Taryn Mesa at 671.300.4784 or taryn.mesa@epa.guam.gov


Meeting Notice – April 18, 2019

Pursuant to Guam Executive Order 95-07, a meeting will be held to establish the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), represented by various government agencies, to plan and implement Guam’s response concerning hazardous materials. The Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986 and Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA) of 1990 requires each state and territory to have a State Emergency Response Commission, and a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).

SERC/LEPC COMMISSION MEETING:
Thursday, April 25, 2019 • 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
at the Pacific Star Resort & Spa in Tumon
The SERC consists of members from: Guam Fire Department, Guam Police Department, Guam Environment Protection Agency, Department of Public Works, Department of Public Health and Social Services, Guam Memorial Hospital, Attorney General’s Office, Government of Guam OSHA, Port Authority of Guam, Civil Defense/Guam Emergency Service Organization (GESO) and the public. The agenda is listed below:

Opening Remarks – Chief Daniel Stone, Guam Fire Department
EPA Emergency Preparedness and Response Updates and Online Training
by Guess Speaker Bill Jones, (Emergency Prevention and Preparedness, EPA Region 9, San Diego Border Office)
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act Awareness Training Course Industrial Hygiene Professionals, Inc.
Formulizing an actual Committee Body
Committee Body scheduling meeting
Commodity Flow Study
Documenting meetings
Closing Remarks – Walter S. Leon Guerrero, Guam EPA Administrator

Seating is limited. Please contact Galo Baluran via email at galo.baluran@epa.guam.gov, or call Guam EPA Green Parcels/DSMOA at 300-4751 to confirm your participation. Individuals requiring special accommodations, auxiliary aid or services should contact Guam EPA Green Parcels/DSMOA at 300-4751 or by email at galu.baluran@epa.guam.gov


Board of Directors Meeting – April 11, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm Administration Conference Room

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of March 14, 2019 Minutes
  4. Administrator’s Report
  5. Old Business
    1. Navy NOV – Status
    2. Nova Group, Inc. – Settlement Agreement Status
    3. Safe Drinking Water NOV – GWA Status
    4. Air Force RE: Stipulated Request for Continuance – NOV 2019-001
    5. RRF Rules and Regulations Draft Update
    6. PIEC2019! Update
  6. New Business
    1. Presentation of Proposed Revision to the Recreational Beach Monitoring Plan: Guam Coastal Waters
    2. Confirmation of Board Secretary – Arlene S. Acfalle
  7. Miscellaneous
  8. Next Meeting Date/Adjournment

Public Notice – March 15, 2019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 and in accordance with Guam Administrative Rules and Regulations (GAR) found at 22 GAR §5106. The Administrator of the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) intends to issue a §401 WQC in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) CWA 404 Individual Permit to the following applicant:

The Baldyga Group:
1199 Pale San Vitores Road Tumon, Guam 96913
FOR Pier C Seaplane Ramp Maintenance

The draft 401 WQC is now available for public review and comment, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the agencyʼs administration building located at 17-3404 Mariner Avenue, Tiyan Barrigada, or HERE. A public hearing will be held in the event a reasonable request is made.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: MARCH 15, 2019 – APRIL 15, 2019 WRITTEN COMMENTS ARE WELCOMED BEGINNING MARCH 15, 2019.

Written comments are welcomed and must be received by the agency via hand delivery or mail and should be addressed to: EMAS Administrator, c/o Guam EPA: 17-3304 Mariner Avenue Tiyan Barrigada, Guam 96913-1617.

Written comments will also be accepted via Email and should be sent to:
jesse.cruz@epa.guam.gov, cc: taryn.mesa@epa.guam.gov, Subject: PIER C SEAPLANE RAMP MAINTENANCE


Comments must include the name, mailing address and e-mail address of the commenter. Written comments must be received, or postmarked no later that 5:00 p.m. on April 15, 2019. Facsimile submittals will not be accepted. For more information, please contact Taryn Mesa at 671.300.4784 or taryn.mesa@epa.guam.gov

Public Notice – March 12, 2019

In accordance with Title 5 of the Guam Code Annotated, Chapter 9, §9301(a), the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) is notifying the general public and owners/operators of Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) containing Regulated Substances of a Public Hearing for proposed amendments to Title 22 Guam Administrative Rules and Regulations, Chapter 50, Guam EPA UST Regulations. Public Review and Comment Period: March 12, 2019 to April 26, 2019.

PUBLIC HEARING IS SCHEDULED FOR
Thursday • April 4, 2019 • 3:00 p.m. at the Guam EPA Administration Building Conference Room located at 17-3304 Mariner Avenue, Tiyan. Guam Underground Storage Tank Regulations relevant to this public hearing can be viewed at the Agency’s administration building in Tiyan from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on business days, beginning on Friday, March 8, 2019. The regulations are also available HERE or the Compiler of Laws website at guamcourts.org/compileroflaws/GAR/22GAR/22GAR010. Written comments are welcome and must be received by the Agency via hand delivery or mail and should be addressed to: Walter S. Leon Guerrero c/o Guam EPA 17-3304 Mariner Avenue Tiyan Barrigada, Guam 96913-1617. Written comments must be received or post marked no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 26, 2019. Facsimile or electronic copy (email) submittals will not be accepted.


Compliance Advisory – USTs – March 2019

EPA regulates underground storage tanks to protect human health and the environment from petroleum releases. Compliance concerns include those related to the timeliness of required sump testing, spill prevention equipment testing, and overfill inspections. The purpose of this compliance advisory is to remind facilities of these regulatory requirements. Please click HERE for the full advisory.


Public Notice – March 1, 2019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 and in accordance with Guam Administrative Rules and Regulations (GAR) found at 22 GAR §5106. The Administrator of the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) intends to issue three (3) §401 WQCs in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) CWA 404 Individual Permit to the following applicant:

RTI Solutions Inc.:
268 Bush Street, #77 San Francisco, CA 94104
FOR Japan-Guam-Australia (JGA) South Cable Landing Project, JGA North Cable Landing Projectand Hong Kong-Guam Cable Landing Project

Draft 401 WQCs are now available for public review and comment, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the agency’s administration building located at 17-3404 Mariner Avenue, Tiyan Barrigada, or HERE. A public hearing will be held in the event a reasonable request is made.

Public Comment Period: March 1, 2019 – April 1, 2019
Written comments are welcomed beginning March 1, 2019
Written comments are welcomed and must be received by the agency via hand delivery or mail and should be addressed to:

EMAS Administrator, c/o Guam EPA: 17-3304 Mariner Avenue Tiyan Barrigada, Guam 96913-1617

Written comments will also be accepted via Email and should be sent to:
jesse.cruz@epa.guam.gov, cc: margaret.aguilar@epa.guam.gov, Subject: RTI CABLE LANDING PROJECT. Comments must include the name, mailing address and e-mail address of the commenter. Written comments must be received, or postmarked no later that 5:00 p.m. on April 1, 2019. Facsimile submittals will not be accepted.

For more information, please contact Margaret Aguilar at 671.300.4787 or margaret.aguilar@epa.guam.gov or Taryn Mesa at 671.300.4784 or taryn.mesa@epa.guam.gov


Notice of Public Hearing

In accordance with Title 5 of the Guam Code Annotated, Chapter 9, §9301(a), the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) would like to notify the general public and owners/operators of Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) containing Regulated Substances of a Public Hearing to discuss Title 22 Guam Administrative Rule, Chapter 50, Guam EPA Underground Storage Tank Regulations that became effective on September 30, 2013. Guam’s UST regulations models the federal regulations and therefore, owners/operators of USTs on Guam must comply with the Implementation Time Frames for 2015 Underground Storage Tank Requirements to include, but not limited to the following: Emergency Generators, Field Constructed Tanks, Airport Hydrant System, Compatibility, etc.

PUBLIC HEARING IS SCHEDULED FOR
Wednesday • February 27, 2019 • 4:00 p.m. at the Guam EPA Administration Building Conference Room located at 17-3304 Mariner Avenue, Tiyan.

Guam Underground Storage Tank Regulations relevant to this public hearing can be viewed at the Agency’s administration building in Tiyan from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on business days, beginning on Thursday, February 14, 2019. The regulations are also available HERE or the Compiler of Laws website at guamcourts.org/compileroflaws/GAR/22GAR/22GAR010. Should you have any questions or require further clarification, please contact the Hazardous Waste Management Program at (671) 300-4751/52.

Individuals requiring special accommodations, auxiliary aids or services should contact Guam EPA by calling 300.4751/2.


Reminder Notice

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) reminds owners of Aboveground Storage Tanks (AST) containing Regulated Substances that they are required to apply for an AST Permit with the Agency by February 10, 2019, in accordance with Guam Public Law 34-140 – the Aboveground Storage of Regulated Substances Act, and codified in Title 10 Guam Code Annotated Chapter 76A, Division 3. Guam EPA is currently extending the permitting period to June 30, 2019 in an effort to have all owners of ASTs to come into compliance with Guam Public Law 34-140. The AST Permit Application Form and the Aboveground Storage of Regulated Substances Act are available online at www.epa.guam.gov.


FAILURE TO OBTAIN A PERMIT FOR YOUR FACILITY OR BUILDING MAY RESULT IN A FINE OF UP TO TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($25,000.00), OR A DAILY FINE OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) PER 500 GALLONS OR GREATER, FOR ASTs OR CONTAINERS WITH AN AGGREGATE EQUAL TO, OR GREATER THAN 500 GALLONS CONTAINING REGULATED SUBSTANCES.


Should you have any questions or need further clarification, please contact the Hazardous Waste Management Program at (671) 300-4751/52 or email at astpermits@epa.guam.gov


Notice of Public Hearing

In accordance with §9301(a), Chapter 9, Title 5 of the Guam Code Annotated,
Guam Environmental Protection Agency [Guam EPA] invites the general public and all interested parties to a public hearing on the agency’s proposed rules and regulations for the Recycling Revolving Fund.

PUBLIC HEARING IS SCHEDULED FOR
Wednesday • December 19, 2018 • 5:00 p.m.
at the Guam EPA Administration Building Conference Room located at 17-3304 Mariner Avenue, Tiyan.


Documentation relevant to this public hearing can be reviewed at the agency’s administration building in Tiyan from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on business days, beginning on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Documentation will also be available on-line at www.epa.guam.gov.

Written comments are welcomed and must be received by the agency via hand delivery or mail and should be addressed to: Walter S. Leon Guerrero c/o Guam EPA: 17-3304 Mariner Avenue Tiyan Barrigada, Guam 96913-1617
Written comments must be received no later that 5:00 p.m. on December 19, 2018.
Facsimile or electronic copy submittals will not be accepted.

Documentation relative to this public hearing may be downloaded HERE.




Board of Directors Meeting – Dec. 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm Main Office Conference Room

Agenda

  1. Call to Order

  2. Approval of Agenda

  3. Approval of November 15, 2018 Minutes

  4. Administrator’s Report

  5. Old Business

    1. Navy NOV – Status

    2. Tsang Brothers Corp. – Settlement Agreement Status

    3. Safe Drinking Water NOV – GWA Status

    4. Nova Group, Inc. – Settlement Agreement Status

    5. RRF Rules and Regulations Draft Update

  6. New Business

    1. CH2M/JACOBS Update (PIEC)

  7. Miscellaneous

  8. Next Meeting Date/Adjournment



TRIENNIAL REVIEW: Guam Water Quality Standards

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) is requesting public involvement from the local community and other interested parties during the upcoming triennial review of Guam’s Water Quality Standards (WQS) regulation in accordance with Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 303(c).

Section 303(c)(1) of the CWA and the EPA’s implementing regulations at 40CFR 131.20 require that Guam, from time to time, but at least once every three years, hold public hearings to review applicable WQS and, as appropriate, modify and adopt WQS. In each WQS triennial review cycle, states and tribes, with input from the public, review their existing WQS to identify additions and/or revisions that are necessary or appropriate to ensure that their WQS meet the requirements of the CWA and the needs of the state or tribe.

Guam EPA intends to revise the island’s WQS in a variety of ways including additions of and revisions to water quality criteria, adopted implementation procedures, or other general policies. The public is highly encouraged to read the Water Quality Standards Regulatory Revisions Final Rule published in 2015 which addresses 6 key program areas. Here is a link to the revision: epa.gov/wqs-tech/final-rulemaking-update-national-water-quality-standards-regulation. The Guam WQS,

PUBLIC MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR
Tuesday • January 15, 2019 • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Guam EPA’s Administration Conference Room, located at 17-3304 Mariner Avenue, Tiyan.

Triennial Review Recommendations may be submitted either by hand delivery or by mail:
Guam Environmental Protection Agency, Attention: Jesse T. Cruz • BLDG #17-3304 Mariner Avenue, Tiyan Barrigada, GU 96913-1617. Recommendations submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than December 28, 2018.

Triennial Review Recommendations may also be submitted via email to jesse.cruz@epa.guam.gov, cc: margaret.aguilar@epa.guam.gov with the subject line:
2019 GWQS Triennial Review

Recommendations submitted via email must be sent no later than 5:00 p.m. ChST on December 28, 2018.

The triennial review material may be downloaded HERE.