Proposed Administrative Rules

March 14, 2017

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture is currently considering proposed rule amendments to Chapter 66 of Title 4, Pesticides

To view the proposed rule amendments, click here.

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January 19, 2017

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture is currently considering proposed rule amendments to Chapter 143 of Title 4, Hawaii Administrative Rules, entitled “Standards for Coffee”

To view the proposed rule amendments, click here.

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December 6, 2016

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture is currently considering proposed rule amendments to Chapter 4-29, Hawaii Administrative Rules, entitled “Dogs, Cats, and Other Carnivores.”

The Hawaii Board of Agriculture will discuss this proposed rule amendments at its December 13, 2016 meeting.

To view the proposed rule amendments, click here.

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December 6, 2016

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture is currently considering proposed adoption of new Administrative Rules regarding Chapter 4-161, Administrative Rules, entitled “Hawaii-Grown Industrial Hemp.”

The Hawaii Board of Agriculture will discuss this proposed rule at its December 13, 2016 meeting.

To view the proposed rules, click here.

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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.

*****PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THIS MATTER HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED FOR MAY 1 – 5, 2017.
To view the public hearings schedule go to: http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/meetings-reports/public-notices/

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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.

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