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Notice #: 0001060825-01
Public Hearings

Start Date: January 7, 2018

End Date: January 14, 2018


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Pursuant to Chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), notice is hereby given that the Department of Health (DOH) will hold a public hearing for the proposed adoption of a new Chapter 11-118, Hawaii Administrative Rules, on Disinterment Permits. The proposed rules govern the disinterment of human remains, and give the public clear and consistent direction for disinterment permit requirements. These proposed rules are intended to address the many circumstances that involve disinterment, including application and issuance procedures, a new streamlined application process, application fees, and noncompliance penalties.

HEARING DATE
The public hearing will be held as follows:
Date: Friday, February 9, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Place: Oahu – Department of Health, Kinau Hale, 1250 Punchbowl Street (live)
Board Room, 1st Floor, check in with the guard, please bring identification. Public parking is available adjacent to the building and requires payment by dollar bills or credit card.
Hawaii – Hilo State Office Building, 75 Aupuni Street (video)
Video Conference Center in the basement
Kauai – Lihue State Office Building, 3060 Eiwa Street (video)
Video Conference Center in the basement
Maui – Wailuku State Office Building, 54 South High Street (video)
Video Conference Center, Third Floor
Molokai – Department of Health, 65 Makaena Place, Room 107 (video)
Video Conference Room

PUBLIC TESTIMONY
All interested persons shall be afforded the opportunity to submit testimony, orally or in writing, on the proposed administrative rules at the time of the public hearing. Persons who are not able to attend the public hearing may submit written testimony to DOH: by mail at 1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 123, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813; or by email at doh.ohsmadmrules@doh.hawaii.gov. All testimony must be received no later than February 9, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
Any person requiring a special accommodation (e.g., assistance of a sign language interpreter) at the public hearing shall file a request with DOH by email at doh.ohsmadmrules@doh.hawaii.gov or by calling (808) 586-4600, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at least ten business days before the public hearing.

VIEWING OF THE PROPOSED RULES
The proposed rules may be viewed:
On the Internet, free of charge, at DOH’s website
(http://health.hawaii.gov/opppd/proposed-changes-to-department-of- health-administrative-rules-title-11) or on the Lieutenant Governor’s Website (http://ltgov.hawaii.gov/the-office/administrative-rules/proposed- changes);
Via email, free of charge, by making a request to DOH at doh.ohsmadmrules@doh.hawaii.gov.
In person, free of charge, at DOH, 1250 Punchbowl Street – see guard in lobby between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays;
Via mailed hard copy if a request is made to DOH at doh.ohsmadmrules@doh.hawaii.gov and upon payment of required copying and postage fees.

Virginia Pressler, M.D.
Director, Department of Health
State of Hawaii
(SA1060825 1/7/18)