Location of Puna Geothermal Hydrogen Sulfide Perimeter Monitors

Request to:
Department of Health
Law used:
State of Hawaii UIPA
Status of this request:
Request partially successful
Refusal Reason
I wasn't "denied" the answer to No 2, I just wasn't provided the answer so still waiting.
Summary of Request
At the last several public meetings with Puna Geothermal Venture we questioned why their perimeter H2S Monitors are located upwind and uphill from the plant and was told that DOH approved the placement. 1. Who in the DOH is responsible for approving the placement of PGV's perimeter H2S monitors? 2. What is the written protocol where PGV is to locate perimeter Hydrogen Sulfide Monitors so they pick up a gas that is heavier than air?

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From Sara Steiner (Laulima Pahoa)
Subject Records Request for Department of Health: Location of Puna Geothermal Hydrogen Sulfide Perimeter Monitors [#1007]
Date Sept. 20, 2023, 7:01 a.m.
To Department of Health
Status Awaiting response
Attachments

Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address.
At the last several public meetings with Puna Geothermal Venture we questioned why their perimeter H2S Monitors are located upwind and uphill from the plant and was told that DOH approved the placement. 1. Who in the DOH is responsible for approving the placement of PGV's perimeter H2S monitors? 2. What is the written protocol where PGV is to locate perimeter Hydrogen Sulfide Monitors so they pick up a gas that is heavier than air?
[... Show complete request text] Sara Steiner (Laulima Pahoa)
  1. 2 months, 2 weeks agoSept. 20, 2023, 7:02 a.m.: Sara Steiner (Laulima Pahoa) sent a message to Department of Health.
From Cab General – Department of Health
Subject FW: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Department of Health: Location of Puna Geothermal Hydrogen Sulfide Perimeter Monitors [#1007]
Date Oct. 3, 2023, 2:16 p.m.
Status Request resolved
Attachments

Hi Ms. Steiner, The attached is being sent to you in response to your records request. Thank you, Hawaii Clean Air Branch
-----Original Message----- From: Sara Steiner < <name and email address> > Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2023 7:02 AM To: DOH webmaster < <name and email address> > Subject: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Department of Health: Location of Puna Geothermal Hydrogen Sulfide Perimeter Monitors [#1007] Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address. At the last several public meetings with Puna Geothermal Venture we questioned why their perimeter H2S Monitors are located upwind and uphill from the plant and was told that DOH approved the placement. 1. Who in the DOH is responsible for approving the placement of PGV's perimeter H2S monitors? 2. What is the written protocol where PGV is to locate perimeter Hydrogen Sulfide Monitors so they pick up a gas that is heavier than air? Mahalo, Sara Steiner Laulima Pahoa
  1. 2 months, 1 week agoOct. 3, 2023, 2:17 p.m.: Received an email from Department of Health.
  2. 2 months agoOct. 4, 2023, 7:28 a.m.: Sara Steiner (Laulima Pahoa) published an attachment on request Location of Puna Geothermal Hydrogen Sulfide Perimeter Monitors.
  3. 2 months agoOct. 4, 2023, 7:31 a.m.: Sara Steiner (Laulima Pahoa) published an attachment on request Location of Puna Geothermal Hydrogen Sulfide Perimeter Monitors.
  4. 2 months agoOct. 4, 2023, 7:31 a.m.: Sara Steiner (Laulima Pahoa) published an attachment on request Location of Puna Geothermal Hydrogen Sulfide Perimeter Monitors.
From Sara Steiner (Laulima Pahoa)
Subject FW: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Department of Health: Location of Puna Geothermal Hydrogen Sulfide Perimeter Monitors [#1007]
Date Oct. 4, 2023, 3:05 p.m.
To Department of Health

Dear Sir or Madam, You answered question No. 1 but not No. 2! I don't see anywhere in the NSP permit where it discusses the criteria for placing Hydrogen Sulfide monitors. What is the protocol on how to determine where to place PGV's perimeter Hydrogen Sulfide monitors. There must be some kind of training manual or something the Clean Air Branch has on monitoring H2S. ... Sincerely yours Sara Steiner
  1. 2 months agoOct. 4, 2023, 3:05 p.m.: Sara Steiner (Laulima Pahoa) sent a message to Department of Health.
  2. 2 months agoOct. 4, 2023, 3:07 p.m.: Department of Health answered partially, but denied access to all information on the grounds of I wasn't "denied" the answer to No 2, I just wasn't provided the answer so still waiting..