The Port Allen electrical facility at the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative includes diesel, steam turbine and combustion turbine generators.

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

The state Clean Air Branch cited six companies this week for violating state and federal emission standards.

Many of the companies cited for air pollution were electric utility companies, including Hawaii Electric Light Company, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative and Maui Electric Company.

Other companies cited include Edwin DeLuz Trucking & Gravel on the Big Island, Water Resources International in Honolulu, and Lanai Resorts, also known as Pulama Lanai, which is majority-owned by billionaire Oracle Corp. co-founder Larry Ellison.

The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative was among several utilities cited for violating state and public emission standards.

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

Pulama Lanai was cited for failing to conduct annual performance tests on its  equipment and paid a fine of $31,300.

Here’s a complete list of citations from the Hawaii Department of Health:

  • Edwin DeLuz Trucking & Gravel, LLC in Waimea on Hawaii Island was cited for operational, maintenance of equipment and late submittal of reports. The violations were discovered from an inspection and review of their records. The company was fined $6,300 and is currently negotiating a settlement with the DOH.
  • Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island was cited for exceeding their visible emission limit on the Keahole combustion turbine generator, CT-4. The violation was determined from a review of their records. The company was fined $11,200 and is currently negotiating a settlement with the DOH.
  • Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, Kapaia Power Station on Kauai was cited for nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide exceedances. The violations were self-reported, and the company was fined $22,800. The company is currently negotiating a settlement with the DOH.
  • Lanai Resorts, LLC, dba Pulama Lanai was cited for not conducting an annual source performance tests on its asphalt concrete batch plant and diesel engine generator. The violations were determined from an inspection and record reviews. The company has paid a fine of $31,300.
  • Maui Electric Company, Ltd. in Kahului on Maui was cited for exceeding the visible emission limits on their combustion turbine generator, units M14 and M17, diesel engine generator unit M14 at the Maalaea generating station. The violations were determined during a routine review of their records. The company was fined $19,900 and is currently negotiating a settlement with the DOH.
  • Water Resources International, Inc., in Honolulu on Oahu was cited for late submission of annual fees and semi-annual reports. The violations were discovered during a review of their records. The company was fined $7,200 and is currently negotiating a settlement with the DOH.

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