NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE
HAWAII ADMINISTRATIVE RULES
TITLE 11, CHAPTER 60.1
AIR POLLUTION CONTROL
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
STATE OF HAWAII
Docket No. 11-60.1-03-23
(CAB Docket No. 23-CA-PA-06)
The State of Hawaii Department of Health (DOH), Clean Air Branch (CAB) will accept written comments and hold a public hearing on the proposed amendments of the Hawaii Administrative Rules, Title 11, Chapter 60.1 on Air Pollution Control.
The proposed amendments align state regulations with updates to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations or directives and with rules and procedures used in other states; improve methods on handling extremely difficult issues such as open burning; and streamline CAB’s enforcement process.
During the initial public comment period, which included a public hearing held on May 5, 2021, no comments were received from the public that altered the proposed rules. Additional amendments were proposed by the EPA which result in this follow-up hearing.
The proposed amendments primarily address the following topics:
Change the status of the majority of non-major Covered Source Permits to Noncovered Source Permits.
Add public participation requirements for certain new or modified Noncovered Source Permits and certain minor modifications at major stationary sources.
Exempt nonroad engines from air permitting.
Add test methods and remove director’s discretion in the determination of air violations.
Improve existing regulations, or add new ones, for open burning and agricultural burning.
Add new categories of field citations.
The overall result of these revisions will be increased productivity, clarification, and efficiency in CAB. Moreover, the proposed amendments would provide economic, and health and safety benefits to local businesses, neighborhoods, communities, and some government agencies, including fire departments.
The following is the link to the proposed rule amendments and justification document:
The documents can be viewed in person at the following location, Mon-Fri,
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (except on state holidays).
Clean Air Branch
2827 Waimano Home Road, #130
Pearl City, HI 96782
Copies may be requested for a fee of 5 cents/page plus postage; call (808) 586-4200 to request a copy.
Written comments will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on May 2, 2023, through e-mail at CAB@doh.hawaii.gov, by delivery, or by postal mail to the address listed above.
The public hearing will be held at the following time and place:
Friday, April 28, 2023
Environmental Health Administration Conference Room at Waimano
2827 Waimano Home Road, #100
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782
Interested parties may also join and provide testimony via Zoom. Join online at https://zoom.us/j/93812543725 or by telephone at (669) 900-9128 or (253) 215-8782, with webinar ID 938 1254 3725.
The DOH reserves the right to impose time limits on testimony. Although it is not required, the DOH strongly encourages and requests comments be submitted in writing.
For more information or to request an auxiliary aid or service (e.g., ASL interpreter, large print), please contact Mr. Barry Ching at CAB@doh.hawaii.gov or at (808) 586-4200 at least seven (7) business days before the scheduled hearing.