NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC), Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, State of Hawaii, will hold a public hearing on August 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Waiahole Elementary School Cafeteria, 48-215 Waiahole Valley Road, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744, on the adoption of Chapter 15-319, “Water Service to Consumers,” Hawaii Administrative Rules. All are invited to state their views on the proposed rules orally or in writing. Five copies of written testimony shall be given to the presiding officer at the hearing, or within seven days before the hearing to HHFDC, Attention: Mavis Masaki, 677 Queen Street, Suite 300, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.
The proposed rules establish uniform practices governing water services in Waiahole Valley. They set forth a clear procedure for an application to obtain water service for new consumers; clarify the respective rights and responsibilities of the HHFDC and water consumers, including compliance with the requirements of chapter 11-20, Hawaii Administrative Rules, and applicable federal regulations pertaining to the health and safety of public water systems; establish a new water rate schedule, service fees and late payment charges; and establish a clear procedure for discontinuation of water service for nonpayment of bills or noncompliance with HHFDC requirements for service.
The proposed rules are available for review at HHFDC, 677 Queen Street, Suite 300, during regular business days from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is also available on the HHFDC website at http://dbedt.hawaii.gov/hhfdc/administrative-rules and at regional public libraries. A copy of the proposed rules may be mailed upon receipt of $4.67 for copying and postage costs. Requests for mailed copies should be made to HHFDC at the above address or by calling Medy Esmena at one of the telephone numbers below:
Honolulu 587-0634 Maui 984-2400, ext. 70634
Hawaii 974-4000, ext. 70634 Molokai or Lanai 1-800-468-4644,
Kauai 274-3141, ext. 70634 ext. 70634
Persons with special needs (e.g., large print, taped materials, sign language interpreter, or translator) shall make all requests for assistance by contacting HHFDC’s Personnel Office at 587-0501, by written request, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prompt requests help to ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations.
CRAIG K. HIRAI