Proposed Administrative Rules

September 13, 2016

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture is currently considering proposed changes to the Administrative Rules regarding Chapter 4-71, Hawaii Administrative Rules, entitled “Plant and Non-Domestic Animal Quarantine Non-Domestic Animal Import Rules,” to prohibit the importation of “dangerous wild animals” for short-term exhibition and performances in circus, carnivals, and fairs in Hawaii; and to change the import list placement of the Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus and the House cricket, Acheta domesticus, from the List of Restricted Animals (Part A), to the List of Restricted Animals (Part B).

To view the proposed rule changes to AR-4-71, click here

To view the proposed rule changes to AR-4-71C, click here

To view the proposed rule changes to AR-4-71P, click here

To view the proposed rule changes to AR-4-71RA, click here

To view the proposed rule changes to AR-4-71RB, click here

Public hearings regarding this rule change will be scheduled in the near future.

For information on this proposed rule change, contact the Plant Quarantine Branch at (808) 832-0566.

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June 14, 2016

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture is currently considering proposed changes to the Administrative Rules regarding Chapter 4-72, Hawaii Administrative Rules, by adding a new section: §4-72-13 Quarantine restrictions on ohia and soil from rapid ohia death infested areas.

To view the proposed rule changes, click the following: HDOA Ohia Proposed Rule Amendments

Public hearings regarding this rule change will be scheduled in the near future.

For information on this rule change, contact the Plant Quarantine Branch at (808) 832-0566.

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The Hawaii Department of Agriculture is currently considering proposed changes to the Administrative Rules regarding Chapter 4-70, Hawaii Administrative Rules, Entitled, “Plants and Non-Domestic Animal Quarantine, Plant Import Rules,” to Add a New Subchapter to Restrict the Importation of Myrtaceae (Myrtle Family) Plants and Plant Parts to Prevent the Introduction of New Strains of ‘Ohi’a rust, Puccinia psidii, a Plant Pathogen.

To view the proposed rule changes, click here.

The Hawaii Board of Agriculture is scheduled to discuss this rule change at its meeting on February 24, 2015.  To view the board agenda, go to the State’s On-line Calendar at: http://calendar.ehawaii.gov/calendar/html/event/2015/2/24/?event=111191811&viewperiod=1&currentViewtype=2&viewtype=2&eventCollectionCode=doa_boa

For information on this rule change, contact the Plant Quarantine Branch at (808) 832-0566.

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For information on the Hawaii Department of Agriculture, write to:

Hawaii Department of Agriculture Office of the Chairperson 1428 South King Street Honolulu, HI 96814-2512

Phone: (808) 973-9560 E-mail: HDOA