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Notice #: 05525131
Public Hearings


Pursuant to Chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, notice is hereby given that the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Airports Division, will hold public hearings to consider the following proposed changes to the Hawaii Administrative Rules.
Chapter 19-12, “Airport Zoning”. We are proposing to amend section 19-12-9 by repealing subsection (a). This subsection allows the “construction, erection, maintenance or alteration of any structure, or the growth of a tree, to a height up to thirty-five feet above the surface of the land.” Unfortunately, it is possible for a structure or tree less than thirty-five feet in height to create a hazardous situation by obstructing the air space required for the flight of aircraft in landing or taking-off at an airport. It is therefore necessary to repeal subsection 19-12-9(a). Moreover, the proposed amendment will resolve an inconsistency between section 19-12-9 and section 19-12-7 and 19-12-10.
Chapter 19-14, “Public Conduct at Public Airports”. We are proposing several housekeeping changes to sections 19-14-2, 19-14-3 and 19-14-3.1; specifically, we are proposing to:
a. Add a definition of “service animal”;
b. Replace the term “seeing eye or hearing guide dog” with “service animal; and
c. Replace the term “handicapped persons” with “persons with disabilities”.
The proposed changes are needed to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The public hearings will be held as follows:


Nov. 28, 2006 9:00 a.m. Airports Conference Center
Interisland Terminal, Seventh Floor
Honolulu International Airport
Honolulu, Oahu

Nov. 28, 2006 3:00 p.m. Airport Mezzanine Conference Room
South Terminal, Third Floor
Lihue Airport, Lihue, Kauai

Nov. 29, 2006 9:30 a.m. Airport Conference Room
Kahului Airport, Kahului, Maui

Nov. 29, 2006 3:00 p.m. Airport Conference Room
Kona International Airport at Keahole
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Interested persons are invited to present their views on the proposed rules at the public hearings. Written comments will be accepted until December 6, 2006, at the following address:
State of Hawaii
Department of Transportation
Airports Division
400 Rodgers Blvd., Suite 700
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819-1880
A copy of the proposed rules may be requested by calling 838-8622, or by writing to the above address. Upon receiving such a request, a copy will be mailed at no cost to the requester. Copies may also be obtained or reviewed at the aiport manager’s office at Honolulu International, Kahului, Kona International at Keahole and Lihue airports, from Monday through Friday (except state holidays), between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The proposed rules may also be viewed online at dot/airports/adminrules/index.htm.
Persons with disabilities requiring special assistance should call 838-8622 at least seven days before the hearing.

(SB05525131 10/10/06) Director of Transportation