Board Actions for 09-27-2005 Meeting

Posted on Sep 27, 2005 in Board Actions

Date:       September 27, 2005 (Tuesday)

Time:       9:00 a.m.

Location:  Department of Agriculture
               Plant Quarantine Conference Room
               1849 Auiki Street
               Honolulu, Hawaii

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM 8/23/05 MEETING

III. COMMENTS FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON AGENDA ITEMS (ORAL OR WRITTEN)

IV. COMMUNICATIONS FROM DIVISIONS AND ADMINISTRATION

A. ANIMAL INDUSTRY DIVISION

1. Request to Refer Rabies Quarantine Branch Uncollectible Accounts To The Attorney General’s Office For Review And Subsequent Deletion From Accounts Receivable

Action: Approved

2. Request To Approve Laboratories Certified By The French National Laboratory For Rabies And Wildlife Diseases To Conduct OIE-FAVN Rabies Testing

Action: Approved

B. AGRICULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DIVISION

1. Request to Acknowledge Conversion of Sunrise Capital, LLC to Sunrise Capital, Inc.

Action: Approved

2. Repeal of Chapters 4-150 (Rules Governing Irrigation Water Service to Consumers of the Waimanalo Irrigation System), 4-151 (Rules Governing Irrigation Water Service to Consumers of the Waimea Irrigation System), 4-152 (Rules Governing Irrigation Water Service to Consumers of the Molokai Irrigation System), 4-155 (Rules Governing Irrigation Water Service to Consumers of the Kahuku Agricultural Park Irrigation System), and 4-156 (Rules Governing Irrigation Water Service to Consumers of the Honokaa-Paauilo Irrigation System), Hawaii Administrative Rules (“HAR”); Request for Certification of Public Hearing Minutes; and Final Approval of Administrative Rules Governing Irrigation Water Service to Consumer of Hawaii State Department of Agriculture Irrigation Systems

Action: Approved

C. QUALITY ASSURANCE DIVISION

1. Request that the Board of Agriculture relax the minimum export requirements for papayas, for the period September 17, 2005, through December 16, 2005, to allow export of properly labeled papayas that do not meet the maturity and soluble solids requirements of Hawaii No. 1.

Action: Approved

D. PLANT INDUSTRY DIVISION

Land Animals

1. Request to: (1) Allow the Import Under Permit, of the Forsten’s Tortoise (Indotestudo forstenii) for Private Research; and (2) Establish Permit Conditions for the Importation of the Forsten’s Tortoise for Private Research.

Action: Approved

Aquatic Animals

2. Request for (1) Preliminary Review of the Following Currently Unlisted Scorpionfish: Lacey (Merlet’s) Scorpionfish (Rhinopias aphaenes), Japanese Scorpionfish (Rargoliba), Easter Island Scorpionfish (Rcea), Eschmeyer’s Scorpionfish (Reschmeyeri), Weedy Scorpionfish (Rfrondosa), and Strange-eye Scorpionfish (Rxenops), for Future Placement on the List of Restricted Animals (Part A) for Import for Scientific Research and Exhibition; (2) Allow the Importation of the Aforementioned Unlisted Scorpionfish Under Special Permit to the Waikiki Aquarium, for Scientific Research; and (3) Establish Permit Conditions for the Importation of the Aforementioned Unlisted Scorpionfish Under Special Permit to the Waikiki Aquarium, for Scientific Research

Action: Approved

Microorganisms

3. Request to: (1) Allow the Importation of Bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium avium, on the List of Restricted Microorganisms (Part A), for Laboratory Diagnostics by Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii; and (2) Establish Permit Conditions for the Importation of Bacteria,Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium avium, on the List of Restricted Microorganisms (Part A), for Laboratory Diagnostics by Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii

Action: Approved

E. NEW BUSINESS

V. ADJOURNMENT