Clean Water Branch Polluted Runoff Control Program
Funding Basics Provides funding assistance to develop and implement watershed plans State entities (counties, state agencies, university system, etc) can submit proposals at any time Project contracts typically cover 2 years Project funding levels vary (~$20k to over $1M) Requires 1:1 nonfederal match but this can be in-kind
319 Grant Challenges Requires 1:1 nonfederal match Reimbursement contract with very limited advance Bound by State procurement law Short-handed staff means long lead-time
FY2011 Request for Proposals and Request for Quotations Annual competitive Request for Proposals (RFP): Implementation from a valid watershed plan RFP for FY 2011 is currently open and will close Monday, June 27, 2011 @ 3:00 pm Request for Quotations (RFQ): Draft a watershed based plan using the Hawaii Watershed Guidance for FY 2011 is also currently open and will close Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 3:00 pm http://healthuser.hawaii.gov/health/environmental/water/cleanwater/prc/grants.html
How do we do what we do? Watershed plans used to identify implementation needs with 9 key elements Focus on restoration of impaired waters (303(d) list; streams, coastal) Implementation of WBP via BMP installation or other prescribed management measure
Current/Recently Completed Watershed Planning Efforts Wailupe Watershed Based Plan Completed in 2009 Funded for 2 implementation projects Waiulaula Watershed Based Plan Completed in 2009 Funding for 1 implementation project (MKSWCD) Southwest Maui Watershed Based Plan (Hapapa, Wailea, Mo’oloa) Hanalei Watershed Based Plan Update (pending)
Current 319 Projects Waimanalo Stream Restoration and Community Outreach Contractor: Oahu RC&D
Waimanalo Stream Restoration and Community Outreach Objective: Identify water quality issues within the Waimanalo watershed associated with agricultural production Results: Estimated sediment load reduction @ 8 cooperator farms = ~29 tons
Current 319 Projects He’eia Stream Riparian and Water Quality Improvements Contractor: Hui O Ko’olaupoko
He’eia Stream Riparian and Water Quality Improvements Objective: Restore He’eia stream riparian area Results: ~4 tons of sediment, ~1000 lbs of N, and ~600 lbs. of P
Current 319 Projects Reducing Upland Erosion in Wailupe Watershed (pending) Contractor: Sustainable Resources Group International Inc.
Objective: Implement erosion control management practices consisting of 1000 coir logs. The logs will be pre-planted with native flora to encourage deeper ridge stabilization.
Current 319 Projects Conservation on Agricultural Lands in Honouliuli Contractor: Oahu RC&D Objective: To control agricultural sedimentation in upper Honouliuli, a series of request for proposals will be issued to cooperators for cost-share implementation of large scale BMPs. Results: 3 farms have been selected through the first RFP process. Watershed characterization as well as problem identification sections have been completed for upper Honouliuli WBP.
Current 319 Projects Hawaii Homeowners Raingarden Manual and Implementation Contractor: Hui O Ko’olaupoko
Hawaii Homeowners Raingarden Manual and Implementation Objective: Create a raingarden manual to inform homeowners of raingardens and their effects. Several raingardens will also be installed at public areas to demonstrate the idea.
HACD Conservation Specialists Length of contract: June 2002 – Dec. 2011 Amount funded: $1,171,433 What DOH expects from CS’: Review, complete and follow up on conservation plans submitted to SWCD Assist DOH with technical assistance of watershed based planning when applicable Education and outreach to communities regarding polluted runoff control Newer quarterly status reports greatly increase the quality of information the CS’ report but more information is needed (i.e. which farmer has not completed their conservation plan implementation, etc.)
HACD Conservation Specialists What DOH needs from HACD for continued support: Schedules for each specialist breaking down approximate future dates for inspections and follow ups (old conservation plans as well as new). Create a list which prioritizes inspection schedule in priority watersheds (Waimanalo, Hanalei, West Maui, Waiulaula, Maunalua Bay) Education and outreach of 319 program to the Agricultural community. An “interim report” compiling all the data and stating concisely what DOH paid for in the last 10 years.
HACD Conservation Specialists Questions which need to be answered in the report to DOH: What, if any, have been the water quality improvements? What was the impact of the Conservation Specialists re: watershed based plans? What worked with the CS project and what hasn’t worked? Any suggestions to adding or subtracting conservation specialists? Total number of conservation plans produced in 10 years?
Thanks! Contact Info: PRCP Website: http://healthuser.hawaii.gov/health/environmental/water/cleanwater/prc/prc/index.html Greg Takeshima firstname.lastname@example.org 808-586-4309 919 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814