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Notice #: 03512729
Public Hearings


Pursuant to Chapter 91, Hawai‘i Revised Statutes, and Section 343-6, Hawai‘i Revised Statutes, the Environmental Council of the State of Hawaii will receive written comments and hold a public hearing on proposed changes to Hawai‘i Administrative Rules (HAR), Chapter 11-200, Environmental Impact Statements.

The proposed change is to support affordable housing.

The specific change would amend the Hawai‘i 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, Hawai‘i Revised Statutes, the public may participate in this hearing by attending on the island of O‘ahu 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 Kaua‘i District Health Office Conference Room, 3040 Umi Street, Lihu‘e, Hawai‘i 96766
County of Maui Wailuku Judiciary Building, 2145 Main Street, Wailuku, Hawai‘i 96793
County of Hawai‘i District Health Office, 75 Aupuni Street, Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720

Please be advised that the Keoni Ana Video Conference Center on O‘ahu can accommodate up to thirty-five persons.
The Video Conference Center sites on Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i, 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 O‘ahu Office of Environmental Quality Control, 235 S. Beretania Street, Room 702, Honolulu,
Hawai‘i 96813. Telephone (808) 586-4185.
County of Kaua‘i Environmental Health Officer, Department of Health, 3040 Umi Street, Lihu‘e, Hawai‘i
96766. Telephone (808) 241-3323
County of Maui Environmental Health Officer, Department of Health, 54 High Street, Wailuku, Hawai‘i
96793. Telephone (808) 984-8230
County of Hawai‘i (HILO) Environmental Health Officer, Department of Health, 1582 Kamehameha
Avenue, Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720. Telephone (808) 974-6006
(KONA) Environmental Health Officer, Department of Health, Keakealani Building, 79-
1020 Haukapila Street, Room 109, Kealakekua, Hawai‘i 96750.

The proposed rules and documents explaining the proposed changes are also available on the Internet at the following Uniform Resource Locator (URL): – 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 O‘ahu 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