PUBLIC NOTICE DOCKET NO. R11-200-05-18 HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
The State of Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) will hold public hearings for the proposed repeal of Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Title 11 Chapter 200, “Environmental Impact Statement Rules” and adoption of Chapter 200.1, “Environmental Impact Statement Rules”. The proposed repeal and adoption will update and substantially revise rules regarding the system of environmental review at the state and county levels which shall ensure that environmental, economic, and technical concerns are given appropriate consideration in decision making in accordance with Chapter 343, Hawaii Revised Statutes. The purpose of this rule is to provide agencies, applicants, and the public with environmental review procedures, specifications of contents of environmental assessments and environmental impact statements, and criteria and definitions that apply statewide. The Council urges the public to review the Rules Rationale document for explanations of the proposed changes.
The proposed amendments can be viewed for free in person at DOH, 1250 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu or at the Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC) at 235 South Beretania Street, Suite 702, Honolulu – between 8 am to 4 pm. The amendments are also posted online at: http://health.hawaii.gov/oeqc/rules-update; or available by making a request to the OEQC at email@example.com. Hard copies will be mailed on request and a prepayment of 5 cent/page copy fee and postage; call 808-586-4185 to request.
Public hearings will be on:
Oahu (2) Monday, May 21, 2018, 9:00-11:00 am, State Capitol
Auditorium (Basement). Metered parking available.
Monday, May 21, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm, DOH, Board Room, 1250 Punchbowl Street. Parking available. After hours entrance to the Board Room use door facing Punchbowl Street, follow signs.
Hawaii Island (2) Hilo – Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 9:00-11:00 am, Hawaii Environmental Health Conference Room, 1582 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo. Parking is available at the building or next door at the Waiakea Recreation Center parking lot.
Kona – Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 5:00-7:00 pm, West Hawaii Civic Center, Council Chambers, 74- 5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona. Parking is available.
Molokai (1) Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:00-5:00 pm, Mitchell Pauole Community Center, 90 Ainoa Street, Kaunakakai. Parking is available.
Kauai (1) Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm, Elsie H. Wilcox Elementary School, Cafeteria, 4319 Hardy Street, Lihue. Parking is available.
Lanai (1) Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 3:00-5:00 pm, Lanai High and Elementary School, Cafeteria, 555 Fraser Avenue, Lanai City. Parking is available.
Maui (2) Thursday, May 31, 2018, 9:30-11:30 am, Wailuku State Office Building, 54 South High Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room A,B,C. Metered parking is available around building.
Thursday, May 31, 2018, 5:00-7:00 pm, Maui Waena Intermediate School, Cafeteria, 795 Onehee Avenue, Kahului. Parking is available.
All interested parties may attend to present relevant information and individual opinion. Anyone unable to attend may send written testimony to Attn: EIS Rules, 235 South Beretania Street, Suite 702, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Oral testimony shall be limited to three (3) minutes per testifier. Written Testimony must be received by Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 4:30 pm. To request an auxiliary aid or service (e.g. ASL interpreter, large print) for the hearing, call 808-586-4185 (voice/TDD) or email email@example.com at least ten business days before the hearing.
Virginia Pressler, M.D
Director of Health
State of Hawaii