DHHL Administrative Rules – Management of Water Systems

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is proposing to add Administrative Rules in relation to the Management of Water Systems, including:

  • Service rates, meter reading and rendering of bills, and conservation and emergency measures for DHHL-owned public water systems in Anahola, Kauai; Hoolehua, Molokai; and Kawaihae, Hawaii. 
  • Provisions for general conditions, monthly maintenance fees, conservation, and emergency measures, and unauthorized drawing of water for the DHHL-owned non-potable water system in Puukapu, Hawaii. 

Beneficiary Consultation:

Proposed Action or Issue for Discussion The proposed chapter provides standardized practices for the management of DHHL-owned Water Systems.  The proposed chapter also provides service rates, meter reading, and rendering of bills, and conservation and emergency measures for DHHL-owned public water systems in Anahola, Kauai; Hoolehua, Molokai; and Kawaihae, Hawaii.  Provisions for general conditions, monthly maintenance fees, conservation, and emergency measures, and unauthorized drawings of water are included for the DHHL-owned non-potable water system in Puukapu, Hawaii. 
Notification Public Notice
Meeting Schedule An informational briefing will be held immediately before each public hearing.  Due to COVID-19 public health dangers associated with in-person gatherings, public hearings and informational sessions will be held entirely online via video conferencing technology.

All interested persons may view a pre-recorded presentation describing the proposed rules, which is currently available for viewing on the DHHL website, dhhl.hawaii.gov/live.

There are two ways to participate in the public hearings: Online via the internet or by telephone, or by written testimony.  All interested persons are urged to participate to present relevant information and individual opinion for the DHHL to consider.  Hearings will be held on the following dates and times

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

  • Informational briefing: 5:30 p.m.
  • Public hearing: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

  • Informational briefing: 5:30 p.m.
  • Public hearing: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, November 20, 2020

  • Informational briefing: 11:30 a.m.
  • Public hearing: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Online: Persons may present live video/oral testimony via the internet or telephone during the online public hearing.  To participate, you will need either a computer with internet access, a video camera, and a microphone or a telephone. 

To sign up please email your request to [email protected] at least 48 hours in advance.  Please include the hearing date you would like to testify, your email, full name, and phone number.  A confirmation will be sent to you with instructions and the meeting link and call-in number. 

You can view a live stream of the public hearing on the DHHL website: dhhl.hawaii.gov/live. Each hearing will be recorded and will be available for viewing on the DHHL website within 24 hours after the hearing: dhhl.hawaii.gov/live.

Written testimony:  Any person may file written testimony to the proposed rulemaking by email or mail postmarked by December 3, 2020.

Mail:

ATTN: Administrative Rules

Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

P.O. Box 1879, Honolulu, HI 96805

Email:

[email protected].

All oral and written testimony is public information.  Please do not include information in your testimony that you do not want to be disclosed to the public.

Presentation Materials To be posted post-meeting.
Background Information Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting Submittal –  April 2019

  • Update: Administrative Rules for Management of Water Systems

Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting Submittal – January 2018

  • HHC Approves Recommended Changes to Draft Administrative Rules for Water Systems and to Proceed to Rulemaking under Chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes

Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting Submittal – December 2017

  • Recommended Changes to the Draft Administrative Rules for the Water Systems and to Proceed to Rulemaking under Chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes (Deferred) 
Meeting Notes To be posted post-meeting.
Review Period The proposed rule amendments are currently available for review through December 3, 2020 online, and in-person.

Online: Click here

In-Person: Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

  • DHHL Main Office on Oahu: 91-5420 Kapolei Pkwy, Kapolei, HI 96707
  • DHHL District Offices:
    • East Hawaii: 160 Baker Ave., Hilo, HI 96720
    • West Hawaii: 64-756 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kamuela, HI 96743
    • Maui: 655 Kaumualii St., Wailuku, HI 96793
    • Molokai: 600 Mauna Loa Hwy, Kaunakakai, HI 96748
    • Kauai: 3060 Eiwa St, Rm 203, Lihue, HI 96766. 
  • A copy of the proposed rule amendments will be mailed to any person who requests a copy in writing.  The request must state the requestor’s name and mailing address, and be delivered to the DHHL Main Office, P.O. Box 1879, Honolulu, HI 96805. 
Hawaiian Homes Commission Approval

Governor Approval

TBD
Final Version of Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 10 Amendments TBD