NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS ON
AMENDMENTS TO HAWAII ADMINISTRATIVE RULES (HAR), TITLE 11,
CHAPTER 62, ENTITLED “WASTEWATER SYSTEMS”
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
STATE OF HAWAII
DOCKET NO. WWR-1-15
November 23, 2015
The Department of Health (DOH) will receive written comments and hold public hearings on proposed changes to Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Chapter 11-62, Wastewater Systems. Proposed changes include prohibiting the installation of new cesspools and implementation of Act 120 which provides a temporary tax credit for upgrading qualifying cesspools to septic systems or connecting to a sewer system of qualifying cesspools. A list of all proposed changes may be found in the Rationale document that is available on the following website:
Public hearings will be held at the following locations on the scheduled days and times.
Molokai December 11, 2015 at 4pm; Office of Hawaiian Affairs, 600 Maunaloa Hwy, Kaunakakai, 96748
Kauai December 14, 2015 at 5pm; Kauai District Health Office, Conference Room, 3040 Umi Street, Lihue, 96766
Oahu December 15, 2015 at 2pm; 919 Ala Moana Blvd., 5th Flr., Honolulu, Hi 96814
Maui December 17, 2015 at 10am; Wailuku Health Center, 121 Mahalani St., Conference Room 105, Wailuku, 96793
December 17, 2015 at 5pm; Haiku Community Center, Pilialoha Street,
Hilo December 18, 2015 at 5pm; Hawaii District Health Office – Hilo, Conference Room, 1582 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, 96720
Kona December 21, 2015 at 5pm at the West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044
Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Kailua-Kona, 96745
Persons desiring to speak are asked to submit one copy of their statement before or at the hearing. Written statements will also be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at the Wastewater Branch, Environmental Management Division, State Department of Health, 919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 309, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814 4920 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copies of the proposed rules and documents explaining the proposed changes are available at the following locations:
Oahu Wastewater Branch, 919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 309, Honolulu, 96814
Kauai Department of Health, District Health Office, 3040 Umi Street, Lihue, 96766
Maui Department of Health, District Health Office, 54 High Street, Wailuku, 96793
Hilo Department of Health, District Health Office, 1582 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, 96720
Kona Department of Health, District Health Office, 79 1015 Haukapila Street, Kealakekua, 96750
For more information or if you have special needs due to disability that will aid you in inspecting and/or commenting on the public notice and related information, please contact Sina Pruder at the above address or at (808) 586-4294 (Voice) at least seven (7) calendar days before the comment deadline. For those who use a TTY/TDD, please call Sprint Relay Hawaii at 1-711 or 1-877-447-5991. DOH will consider all written comments received within 30 days of this notice. If warranted, DOH may hold a public hearing on the application, after receipt of related documents and written comments, if any.
VIRGINIA PRESSLER, M.D.
Director of Health