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Notice #: 0000076278-01
Public Hearings


The State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) of Hawaii and the Department of Human Services, Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind Division (VRSBD), will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the change to the State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) regarding implementation of the Order of Selection.

The VR Administrator has determined that the projected revenues and the projected number of qualified personnel for the program in the next Federal fiscal year (October 1, 2008 – September 30, 2009) are inadequate to ensure the provision of the full range of VR, as appropriate to all eligible individuals. Therefore, the VR Administrator declared the division under Order of Selection for VR services effective October 6, 2008 and that no priority categories can be served.

The public hearing will be held on the following date and islands:

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Services for the Blind Branch Maui Branch Office
1901 Bachelot Street 54 South High Street, Room 309
Honolulu, Hawaii Wailuku, Hawaii

Hilo Branch Office Kauai Branch Office
State Building Conference Room A State Building Conference Room
75 Aupuni Street, 1st Floor 3060 Eiwa Street, 3rd Floor
Hilo, Hawaii Lihue, Hawaii

Kona Field Office
Captain Cook State Complex
82-6130 Mamalahoa Hwy., Bldg #2
Captain Cook, Hawaii

All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing and to state their views relative to implementation of Order of Selection either orally or in writing. Should written testimony be presented, one (1) copy shall be made available to the presiding officer at the public hearing or to the VR Administrator, 601 Kamokila Blvd., Room 515, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707, by October 29, 2008. If any accommodations for disability are required, please call 692-7715 (V/T) by October 20, 2008.

Information on the Order of Selection may be obtained in advance of the public hearing on the website, or by calling for them in person at any of the following VR offices on regular business days between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or by requesting a copy by mail. Please indicate print mode.

Administrative Office Maui Branch Office Molokai Field Office
601 Kamokila Blvd. 54 South High Street, 55 Makaena Street
Room 515 Room 309 Kaunakakai, HI 96748
Kapolei, HI 96707 Wailuku, HI 96793 PH: 553-3621
PH: 692-7715 PH: 984-8350

Oahu Branch Kauai Branch Office Services For The Blind
600 Kapiolani Blvd. 3060 Eiwa Street, Branch
Room 301 Room 304 1901 Bachelot St.
Honolulu, HI 96813 Lihue, HI 96766 Honolulu, HI 96817
PH: 586-5167 PH: 274-3333 PH: 586-5268

Deaf Services Section Hawaii Branch Office Kona Field Office
707 Richards St., PH5 75 Aupuni Street, 82-6130 Mamalahoa Hwy.
Honolulu, HI 96813 Room 110 Bldg #2
PH: 587-5650 Hilo, HI 96720 Captain Cook, HI 96704
PH: 974-6444 PH: 323-0025

(SB76278 10/16/08)~