NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
BOTTLE BILL RULE CHANGES TO CREATE A FIELD CITATION PROGRAM
STATE OF HAWAII, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE BRANCH
(DOCKET NO. R-1-08)
Under Sections 91-3 and 342G-109, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), the State of Hawaii, Department of Health (DOH) will hold a public hearing to consider proposed amendments to Chapter 11-282, Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Deposit Beverage Container Recycling.
The amendment proposal allows DOH to issue field citations for easily verifiable violations. This change is expected to increase compliance with the deposit beverage container (DBC) recycling laws by redemption centers, dealers, and distributors, which will lead to fewer violations of the law, fewer complaints and minimize opportunities for fraud.
A Public Hearing will be held on March 4, 2008 at 6 p.m. at the following locations through videoconferencing:
Environmental Health Facility District Health Office
1582 Kamehameha Ave. Reading Room
Hilo, Hawaii 3040 Umi St.
Department of Health Office Maui Community College
919 Ala Moana Blvd. Room 506 Multi-purpose building
Honolulu, Oahu EMT Room
310 W. Ka\u2019ahumanu Ave.
All interested persons are invited to testify on the proposed amendments orally or in writing at the hearing, or via written correspondence to the Departments Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch (SHWB) at the address below prior to the hearing. Those testifying should limit their oral and written submissions to discussions of the proposed amendments and should not discuss the benefits or disadvantages of the underlying program as that is not the subject matter of the hearing. DOH will consider all written and oral submissions on the proposed amendments to the DBC rules, DOH strongly encourages those testifying to submit six (6) copies of their testimony to SHWB at the addresses below or send e-mail to DOH via firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:30 p.m., March 4, 2008.
The proposed rules may be reviewed in person for free at the SHWB and District Health Offices between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The proposed rules may be viewed and downloaded for free from the Departments website:
http://hawaii.gov/health/environmental/waste/sw/sw/hi5/support/ProposedRule Changes11_282_DBC.pdf. Copies of the proposed rules may be purchased at the SHWB office listed below for $1.10 or purchased by mail for $1.70. Please make checks payable to State of Hawaii, Department of Health.
Mailing Address Office Address
Department of Health Department of Health
Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch
919 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm 212 919 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm 212
Honolulu, HI 96814 Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: (808) 586-4226
Fax: (808) 586-7509
Individuals who require special needs accommodations may request assistance from Mayumi Bendiner using the contact information above or via the telecommunications relay service at 1-711 at least seven (7) working days before the public hearing.
The Department intends to decide on the proposed rules at the end of the hearing or as soon as practicable thereafter. If the Department does not make its decision immediately after the hearing and takes the testimony on the proposed rules under advisement, it will announce the date when it intends to make its decision.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
CHIYOME LEINAALA FUKINO, M.D.,
DIRECTOR OF HEALTH
Notice #: 05533786