State agencies are collaborating to enhance public access to environmental information and efficient processing of pollution control permits via the Hawai'i State Department of Health's Environmental Health Warehouse and e-Permitting Portal.
Through the Environmental Health Warehouse, the public has easy access to locations of regulated facilities and environmental health impacts within their own communities. The locations of hazardous waste sites, underground storage tanks, polluted water discharge points, and other permitted facilities are just a few computer clicks away. The information can be found with text searches or by selecting map locations such as school districts, neighborhood board areas, tsunami zones and Tax Map Key (TMK) labels. The warehouse currently contains information on more than 13,000 locations regulated by the DOH.
In addition, companies that are regulated by the DOH will find it easier to apply for environmental health permits through the new e-Permitting Portal.