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Notice #: 0001070666-01
Public Hearings

Start Date: February 7, 2018

End Date: February 14, 2018


LEGAL NOTICE
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Public Hearing

Pursuant to chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, State Fire Council ("SFC") will hold a public hearing on March 13, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium at the Honolulu Fire Department Headquarters, 636 South Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, to hear all persons interested in the proposed rules pertaining to Testing, Certifying, and Credentialing Individuals Who Perform Maintenance of Portable Fire Extinguishers, Fire Protection Systems, and Fire Alarm Systems.

The purpose of the hearing is to adopt a new administrative rule in accordance with HRS §132-16 for the testing, certifying, and credentialing individuals who perform maintenance and testing of portable fire extinguishers, fire protection systems, and fire alarm systems that will be administered by the county fire departments.

A copy of the proposed rules will be made available for public viewing from the first working day that the legal notice appears in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Hawaii Tribune-Herald, West Hawaii Today, The Maui News, and The Garden Island, through the day the public hearing is held, from Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the following locations:

Honolulu Fire Department
636 South Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Department of Fire and Public Safety, County of Maui
Fire Prevention Bureau
313 Manea Place
Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii 96793

Kauai County Fire Department
4444 Rice Street, Suite 315
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 96766

Hawaii County Fire Department
25 Aupuni Street, Suite 2501
Hilo, Hawaii, 96720-4245

Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
830 Punchbowl Street, Room 321
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

The proposed rules may also be viewed at: http://labor.hawaii.gov/sfc/

A copy of the proposed rules can also be mailed at no cost to any interested party, upon written request to the State Fire Council at 636 South Street, Honolulu, HI 96813

Interested persons may present written or oral testimony at the time of the public hearing. All persons wishing to submit written testimony are requested to submit 5 copies of their written testimony before the public hearing to the State Fire Council, 636 South Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 or 5 copies may be submitted to the presiding officer at the public hearing. The public hearing will be continued, if necessary, to a time, date, and place announced at the scheduled hearing.

Interested persons unable to attend the public hearing, shall submit five copies of their written testimony concerning the proposals to the State Fire Council, 636 South Street, Honolulu, HI 96813. All submissions must be received at or prior to the scheduled public hearing.

Individuals who require special needs accommodations can call the State Fire Council at (808) 723-7176(voice) or the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations at (808) 586-8847 (TTY) or 1-888-569-6859 (TTY neighbor islands) at least ten working days prior to the hearing.

Dated: February 2, 2018
Leonard Hoshijo
Acting Director
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
(SA1070666 2/7/18)