On Kalakaua Ave to the South of the Hyatt Parkade there is a construction project in which a standby power generator is running 24 hrs per day. The constant noise from that generator is so annoying. It is akin to the type of noise used in psychological warfare. Also, I am staying 2 blocks away and on the 12th floor of my hotel and I can feel the vibrations from that generator in the floor. Surely this cannot be good for structural integrity! I wonder if it is not installed correctly. One would think it would be better sound and vibration proofed, especially in a densely populated area such as Waikiki. Also, the emissions from this diesel unit running 24/7 cannot be good for air quality. Can you please do something. At least have someone check on the operation and installation of this unit?
Quieter O'ahu Response:
We share in your frustration. And we do make complaints to the appropriate enforcement agency when we encounter noise issues. In this case, however, it is best that someone directly affected, who therefore has standing to make the complaint, contact the enforcement agency.
First, here is a link to our website where you can find a current copy of the O'ahu Noise Reference Manual: https://www.quieteroahu.com/reporting-noise-violations.html
At page 8 you will find a brief discussion covering permissible construction noise, allowable hours for construction, required permits, and contact number to report violations. Specifically, the number for the Department of Health Noise Section is 586-4700. Their full contact information is also on our website but we'll provide for you below.
Hawai'i Department of Health Contact Information:
Indoor and Radiological Health Branch
99-945 Halawa Valley Street
Aiea, HI 96701
Phone: (808) 586-4700
Fax: (808) 586-5838
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:45am – 4:30pm (except for State holidays)
Jeffrey Eckerd, Program Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)