Public Notices

A notice of public hearing has been posted for proposed amendments to the Administrative Rules.  To view the proposed amendments, click here.

 

The following notice was posted on this webpage on May 29, 2014:

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO ADMINISTRATIVE RULES RELATING TO MILK CONTROL

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Agriculture, pursuant to Chapter 91 and Sections 147-4 and 147-22, Hawaii Revised Statutes, will hold public hearings as follows:

July 14, 2014 – 9:00 a.m.
Quality Assurance Division Conference Room
Hawaii Department of Agriculture
1851 Auiki Street
Honolulu, HI 96819

July 15, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.
Agriculture Resource Management Division
Hawaii Department of Agriculture
Waimea Irrigation System Branch Conference Room
66-1220 B Lalamilo Farmlots Road
Kamuela, HI 96743

The purpose of the public hearing is to receive testimony related to proposed amendments to Title 4, Subtitle 4, Chapter 60, Hawaii Administrative Rules, entitled “Milk Control Rules”. The proposed amendments are summarized below:

  • To allow the producer or producer-distributor in the Honolulu milk shed to request a waiver that would permit the sale of milk for less than the minimum price;
  • To allow the producer or producer-distributor in the Hawaii milk shed to request a waiver that would permit the sale of milk for less than the minimum price.

The proposed rule amendments are available for review in person at the following Department of Agriculture offices during business hours of 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday from June 2, 2014 through July 15, 2014:

  • Honolulu – 1851 Auiki Street, Honolulu, HI 96819 Phone – 832-0700
  • Hilo – 75 Aupuni Street, Hilo, HI 96720 Phone – 974-6514
  • Kona – 82-6130 Mamalahoa Hwy., Captain Cook, HI 96704 Phone – 323-7590
  • Maui – 635 Mua Street, Kahului, HI 96732 Phone – 873-3554
  • Kauai - 4398A Pua Loke Street, Lihue, HI 96766 Phone – 241-7133

Copies of the proposed amendments may also be obtained at the above offices by paying a fee charge for photocopying or sent by mail upon receipt of a fee charge for photocopying and postage. Copies may also be reviewed or downloaded at the Department of Agriculture website at http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/meetings-reports/.

All interested persons may attend the public hearings and submit comments orally or in writing. Written testimony must be received prior to the start of the hearing date and time and submitted via postal mail to the Quality Assurance Division c/o Department of Agriculture, 1428 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96814, or via fax at (808) 832-0683, or via email at HDOA.QAD@hawaii.gov. Please include the word “testimony” and the subject matter. If possible, submit five (5) written copies of the testimony prior to the hearing. Persons requiring special accommodations at the hearing may call the Department of Agriculture at (808) 832-0703 at least 5 working days prior to the hearing.

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To download a copy of this public hearing notice, click here.