REPORT FROM HAWAII HEALTH DEPARTMENT-– The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has filed a notice of violation against Mr. Charles Lee and PRC Corporation for operating an unpermitted solid waste management facility. The violations occurred at 1480 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue, Kaua‘i, and involved the processing of scrap metal and disposed vehicles.
DOH has imposed a penalty of $94,800 and has ordered Mr. Lee and PRC Corporation to cease accepting further solid waste and remove all solid waste from their property. Mr. Charles Lee and PRC Corporation may request a hearing to contest the allegations or order.
The DOH Solid Waste Section regulates standards governing the design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of solid waste disposal, recycling, reclamation and transfer systems. Such standards are intended to prevent pollution of the drinking water supply or waters of the state; prevent air pollution; prevent the spread of disease and the creation of nuisances; protect the public health and safety; conserve natural resources; and preserve and enhance the beauty and quality of the environment.