Puna Geothermal Venture Underground Injection Control permit UH-1529

Request to:
Department of Health
Law used:
State of Hawaii UIPA
Status of this request:
Request Successful
Summary of Request
I would like a copy of Puna Geothermal Venture's "PGV" pending application to renew their Underground Injection Control permit UH-1529, including all attachments.
Summary of Resolution

I received a renewal application without a coversheet. Several of the attachments were repetitive and I don't know if this is everything or not. This permit renewal is dated 3-2020, despite the fact that we the public only found out about its existence in a letter from HELCO to the PUC.

What I do know is after reviewing the application, it seems to be missing a lot of information (not provided). The topographic map doesn't even cover the entire lease area of PGV, and certainly does not include known faults, fissure lines, graben structures and the entire Makai side of Kilauea volcano is slumping into the ocean exactly at the rift zone where PGV injects 6,000,000 a day until the lava erupted at their property line.

I also see no requirements in the permit for seismic monitoring, in direct opposition to permitting for geothermal plants injecting 8000 feet underground.

I plan on asking for when the Health Department was planning on notifying the public including a public hearing and opportunity to contest the granting of any more injection well permits to PGV


Messages in this request

From Sara Steiner (Laulima Pahoa)
Subject Records Request for Department of Health: Puna Geothermal Venture Underground Injection Control permit UH-1529 [#759]
Date July 3, 2022, 10:49 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.
I would like a copy of Puna Geothermal Venture's "PGV" pending application to renew their Underground Injection Control permit UH-1529, including all attachments.
[... Show complete request text] Sara Steiner (Laulima Pahoa)
  1. 1 month, 1 week agoJuly 3, 2022, 10:49 a.m.: Sara Steiner (Laulima Pahoa) sent a message to Department of Health.
From Westbrook, Chantyll – Department of Health
Subject Records Request for Department of Health: Puna Geothermal Venture Underground Injection Control permit UH-1529 [#759]
Date July 15, 2022, 12:27 p.m.
Status Request resolved
Attachments

Aloha Ms. Steiner, The following links are to the UIC renewal application for the subject facility per your attached request. You can view "Welldata18-v1.pdf" at: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?... You can view "1st Quarter 2018 Injection Well Performance Status Report-v1.pdf" at: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?... You can view "20200320 UH 1529 Signed Signatory and Certification Submittal In.pdf" at: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?... You can view "DOHMonthllyINJReport-v1.pdf" at: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?... You can view "HNX-MS8M-8Q8YY-v1-SubmissionDownload.pdf" at: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?... You can view "PGV GW Report 1st Event 2019-v1.pdf" at: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?... You can view "PGV TMK Map Key Geothermal Well Locations-v1.pdf" at: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?... You can view "PGV UIC Renewal-v1.pdf" at: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?... You can view "Simplified Injection Flow Diagram-v1.pdf" at: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?... You can view "UIC Permit Appln 2019-Attach B-1 Map-v1.pdf" at: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?... You can view "USGS Topograghic Map Location of PGV-v1.docx" at: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?... You can view "Welldata18-v1(1).pdf" at: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?... Norris Uehara Supervisor, UIC Program Safe Drinking Water Branch
-----Original Message----- From: Sara Steiner < <name and email address >> Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 10:50 AM To: DOH webmaster < <name and email address >> Subject: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Department of Health: Puna Geothermal Venture Underground Injection Control permit UH-1529 [#759] Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address. I would like a copy of Puna Geothermal Venture's "PGV" pending application to renew their Underground Injection Control permit UH-1529, including all attachments. Mahalo, Sara Steiner Laulima Pahoa
  1. 1 month agoJuly 15, 2022, 12:27 p.m.: Received an email from Department of Health.
  2. 1 month agoJuly 15, 2022, 3:37 p.m.: Sara Steiner (Laulima Pahoa) set status to 'Request Successful'.