DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
For the Repeal of the Amended Rules and Regulations Governing
Use of City Beach Parks and Other Beach Properties Under The
Control of the Department of Parks and Recreation
To Provide Access to Conduct Shore Water Events
And to Adopt Proposed City and County of Honolulu
Administrative Rules, Title 19, Chapter 4, Shore Water Events
Notice is hereby given of proposed rule repeal, rulemaking and public hearing by the Department of Parks and Recreation, City and County of Honolulu, to consider the repeal of the Amended Rules and Regulations Governing Use of City Beach Parks and Other Beach Properties Under The Control of the Departrnent of Parks and Recreation To Provide Access to Conduct Shore Water Events (“current rules”) and the adoption of Proposed City and County of Honolulu Administrative Rules, Title 19, Chapter 4, governing shore water events (“proposed rules”).
The Department of Parks and Recreation proposes to repeal the current rules regulating shore water events to be replaced by the adoption of new proposed rules
governing shore water events The proposed rules add new definitions and clarify existing definitions of activities subject to the rules, establish new permit application procedures, application requirements, application deadlines, and permit deposits, establish new regulations governing surf events held on the north shore, calendaring of north shore surf events, establish new criteria for resolving scheduling conflicts, new requirernents governing indemnification and violation of the rules.
The proposed new rules are summarized as follows:
§19-4-3: Listing of definitions applicable to the new rules.
§19-4-4: Requires persons desiring to use a public park to hold a shore water
event to obtain a park use perrnit.
§19-4-5: Procedures to obtain a permit to use a park in conjunction with a shore water event and the criteria for denying a park permit.
§19-4-6: Permit conditions including minimum requirements for ocean safety staffing, sanitation, number of restrooms, insurance, deposits, security, and financial reporting.
§19-4-7: Grounds for permit revocation.
§19-4-8: Regulations governing shore water events, including regulations governing signage, commercial announcements, fund-raising activities, use of equipment and placement of personal property at the park.
§19-4-9: Specific regulations governing surf events held on the north shore, including limitation on the nurnber of events, location of events, scheduling of events, length of events, and deadlines for submitting of permit applications for surfing events scheduled on the north shore calendar.
§19-4-10: Conflict resolution process, criteria and point system to be used in resolving scheduling conflicts for surf events included on the north shore calendar and a requirement that a minimum of one bodysurfing event be included on the north shore calendar.
§19-4-11: Imposes an indemnification requirement upon all permittees.
§19-4-12: Adds a violation provision subjecting violators to penalties set forth in Revised Ordinances of Honolulu Chapter 10 and prohibiting violators from applying for a permit for one calendar year.
§19-4-13: Adds a severability provision.
A public hearing will be held on May 2, 2013 in the Sunset Beach Recreation Center, 5954 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI 96712, starting at 3:00 p.m. and
ending at 5:00 p.m.
All interested persons are urged to attend the public hearing and present data, views, or arguments in the time limit provided, for consideration by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Persons unable to attend or wishing to present additional comments may mail written testimony to the Department of Parks and Recreation, Executive Services Division, 1000 Uluohia Street, Suite 309, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707, no later than May 9, 2013.
Interested persons may review the current rules to be repealed and proposed rules starting today and ending five days prior to the day of the public hearing during the hours of 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Department of Parks and Recreation, 1000 Uluohia Street, Suite 309, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707.
A copy of the rules to be repealed and proposed rules will be mailed to any person who submits a written request to the above address and pays the required fee of $1.88 for the cost of duplicating the documents and postage. A complete set of the current rules to be repealed and proposed rules is also available, free of charge, on the City’s internet web site: http://www. Honolulu.gov/parks/.
Individuals interested in attending the public hearing who have special needs or
require special assistance may contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at 768-3006 or by writing to the above address, at least five (5) business days before the scheduled public hearing.
TONI P. ROBINSON, Director
Department of Parks and Recreation