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Help Improve Hawaii's Environmental Impact Statement Rules
The Environmental Council is seeking public input on their Draft Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 11-200 Environmental Impact Statement Rules.
The Council, after reviewing, revising the rules and receiving a lot of comments, decided it would be better to repeal HAR 11-200 and create a new section HAR 11-200.1. Much of the language in the proposed HAR 11-200.1 remains the same but there are changes so your input is needed.
To review and comment on Version 1.0 Proposed HAR 11-200.1 Rules Standard Format online, click here.
To compare changes between the current HAR 11-200 and proposed HAR 11-200.1 look at Remseyer Unofficial Format.
To see reasons for changes read Rules Rationale.
If you see something that should be a statute (law) instead of a rule please include that in your comments.
Click here to go to the rules update website, including the timeline, and sign up for email updates.
Public Hearings (EIS)
Public hearings on the Environmental Impact Statement Administrative Rules (HAR 11-200) update are being held statewide:
Hawaii Island (2)
Public Testimony (EIS)
Oral testimony at public meetings is limited to three (3) minutes per testifier.
Send written testimony to Attn: EIS Rules, 235 South Beretania Street, Suite 702, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
To request an auxiliary aid or service (e.g. ASL interpreter, large print) for the hearing, call 808-586-4185 (voice/TDD) or email email@example.com at least ten business days before the hearing.
Know Your Rights
The goal of this website is to inform and empower citizens with information so that you can fight for free-flowing clean stream water, clean oceans, comprehensive land use planning, and insist that all Hawai'i's laws and rules are followed that conserve and protect Hawai’i’s natural and cultural resources and historic sites.
All of us who call Hawai`i home have a role to play to protect Hawaii’s natural beauty and natural & cultural resources.
Read more about everyone’s duty to protect the environment in the Hawaii State Constitution, especially Article XI on Conservation, Control and Development of Resources.
More of the Same for Hawaii's Tourism? Download presentation by Paul Brewbaker given on May 3, 2018.
Water Quality Alerts
The Hawaii Department of Health’s Clean Water Branch has launched a new water quality alert notification system with user-friendly features to keep the community updated about our beaches throughout our islands. To access the new notification system click here. If you have any questions, contact the Clean Water Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Blaisdell Center Master Plan report has been finalized and is available at online here.