NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT RULES,
ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL, STATE OF HAWAII
Pursuant to Chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and Section 343-6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the Environmental Council of the State of Hawaii will receive written comments and hold a public hearing on proposed changes to Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Chapter 11-200, Environmental Impact Statements.
The proposed change is to support affordable housing.
The specific change would amend the Hawaii Administrative Rules, Section 11-200-8(a), to add another exempt class of action, by adding a new paragraph 11 to read as follows:
11. Acquisition of land and existing structures, including single or multi-unit dwelling units, for the provision of
affordable housing, involving no material change of use beyond that previously existing, and for which the
legislature has appropriated or otherwise authorized funding.
Pursuant to Section 92-3.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the public may participate in this hearing by attending on the island of Oahu on Monday, November 26, 2007, at 12:00 noon in the Keoni Ana Building, 1177 Alakea Street, Room 302, Honolulu, or by videoconference at the following sites which will be opened from 12:00 noon 2:00 P.M.
County of Kauai District Health Office Conference Room, 3040 Umi Street, Lihue, Hawaii 96766
County of Maui Wailuku Judiciary Building, 2145 Main Street, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
County of Hawaii District Health Office, 75 Aupuni Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Please be advised that the Keoni Ana Video Conference Center on Oahu can accommodate up to thirty-five persons.
The Video Conference Center sites on Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui can accommodate from ten to fifteen persons at any
given time. Persons desiring to speak are asked to submit two (2) copies of their statement at the Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC, see address below) up until 11:00 A.M. on the day of the hearing. Written
statements will also be accepted at the public hearing.
Copies of the proposed rules and documents explaining the proposed changes are available at the following locations:
Island of Oahu Office of Environmental Quality Control, 235 S. Beretania Street, Room 702, Honolulu,
Hawaii 96813. Telephone (808) 586-4185.
County of Kauai Environmental Health Officer, Department of Health, 3040 Umi Street, Lihue, Hawaii
96766. Telephone (808) 241-3323
County of Maui Environmental Health Officer, Department of Health, 54 High Street, Wailuku, Hawaii
96793. Telephone (808) 984-8230
County of Hawaii (HILO) Environmental Health Officer, Department of Health, 1582 Kamehameha
Avenue, Hilo, Hawaii 96720. Telephone (808) 974-6006
(KONA) Environmental Health Officer, Department of Health, Keakealani Building, 79-
1020 Haukapila Street, Room 109, Kealakekua, Hawaii 96750.
The proposed rules and documents explaining the proposed changes are also available on the Internet at the following Uniform Resource Locator (URL): http://oeqc.doh.hawaii.gov/default.aspx – look for the folder entitled HHFDC Petition for Rulemaking 2007 and click on it.
The proposed rules will also be mailed or faxed at no cost upon request. To obtain copies call the Office of
Environmental Quality Control at (808) 586-4185, write to its Oahu address, above, or download the documents from the websites, stated above.
For more information or if you have special needs due to disability, please contact Mr. Leslie Segundo of the Office of
Environmental Quality Control at the above address or at (808) 586-4185 (voice) at least seven (7) days before the end of the public comment period or prior to the scheduled hearing. For those who use a TTY/TDD, please call through Verizon-Hawaii Telephone Relay Service, at 1-711 or (808) 643-8822.
Chiyome Leinaala Fukino, M.D.
Director of Health
Robert A. King
(SB03512729 10/26/07) Chairperson, Environmental Council
Notice #: 03512729