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Y OF N� <br />William P. Kenoi Pp-l•�•�•�� <br />■ y _ ff ���Ili% ■ <br />Mayor • <br />■ <br />a ;F .��-i <br />County of Hawaii <br />PLANNING DEPARTMENT <br />PUNA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN ACTION COMMITTEE <br />Aupuni Center • 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3 • Hilo, Hawaii 96720 <br />Phone (808) 961 -8288 • Fax (808) 961 -8742 <br />December 10, 2013 <br />Duane Kanuha, Director <br />Planning Department <br />101 Pauahi St., Ste. 3 <br />Hilo, HI 96720 <br />Duane Kanuha <br />Director <br />Bobby Command <br />Deputy Director <br />Subject: State Land Use Boundary Amendment (SLU 13 -039), Agricultural to Urban <br />County Rezoning (REZ 13 -171), A -la to CV -20 <br />Applicant: Jerry A. Souza <br />TMK: (3) 1- 5- 07:061 <br />Dear Mr. Kanuha, <br />The Pahoa Regional Town Center Plan Subcommittee has reviewed the application prepared by Mr. <br />Souza dated October 2013. The Committee supports the application for rezoning with the following <br />concerns that the committee would like to see addressed prior to any rezoning being granted. <br />In Section 3, Subsection (a) Project Concept, the applicant clearly states "has and continues to make <br />smoke sausages, meats and fish for friends and domestic use within an existing 60' x 20' (1,200 <br />Square feet) warehouse ...... wishes to sell his goods commercially while living on the property ". <br />Although it is not in the purview of the committee to decide what businesses can or cannot operate in <br />the CV -20 zoning, we find that the applicant's information regarding impacts on environmental air <br />quality and water quality lacking in detail. The applicant is in the smokehouse business and the <br />discharge of wood smoke in the air is a major pollutant. "Wood burning releases many air pollutants, <br />some of these are: chlorinated Dioxin, carbon monoxide, methane, volatile organic compounds <br />(VOCs), nitrogen oxides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), and fine particulate matter (PM 10, <br />PM2.5). ( "A Summary of Emissions Characterizations and Non - Cancer Respiratory Effects of Wood <br />Smoke ", Anuszewski, , Larson, , and Koenig, (1992); " "The smoke pollution particles are so small <br />that they filter into our homes even with all the doors and windows closed. The level of indoor air <br />pollution is typically equal to 70% of the outdoor pollution level. (The Health Effects of Wood Smoke, <br />Washington State Department of Ecology)." <br />The committee cannot ascertain from the application the amount of wood smoke emitted in the <br />atmosphere currently or in the future if the commercial operation is successful. "Children's health <br />studies document that living in homes where wood is burned, and in communities where wood smoke <br />Hawai `i County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer <br />