NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Pursuant to Chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC), Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, State of Hawaii, will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the HHFDC Boardroom, 677 Queen Street, Suite 300, Honolulu, Hawaii, on amendments to and compilation of Chapter 15-306, "General Excise Tax Exemptions Program," Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR). All are invited to state their views on the proposed rule amendments orally or in writing. Written testimony on these proposed rulemaking actions will be accepted through November 8, 2021 at the following address: HHFDC, Attention: Mavis Masaki, 677 Queen Street, Suite 300, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813; or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amendments to and compilation of Chapter 15-306, HAR, include adding new definitions of "de minimis non-residential uses," "non de minimis use area," and "non de minimis development cost," for purposes of calculating allowable development, construction, and financing costs eligible for exemption, and other conforming, housekeeping, and technical amendments.
The public hearing will be held in person and via the Internet using Microsoft Teams on November 8, 2021 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. The call-in phone number is 1-808-829-4853, Phone Conference ID: 347 784 158#. The Microsoft Teams meeting link is available at the HHFDC website: http://dbedt.hawaii.gov/hhfdc/.
Interested persons are strongly encouraged to view or download the draft rules electronically for free at the web site:
http://dbedt.hawaii.gov/hhfdc/administrative-rules. A paper copy of the proposed rules may be mailed upon receipt of a check made payable to "HHFDC" in the amount of $3.33 for Chapter 15-306 for copying and postage costs. Requests for mailed copies should be made to HHFDC at the above address or by calling Mavis Masaki at one of the telephone numbers below:
Honolulu 587-0636 Maui 984-2400, ext. 70636
Hawaii 974-4000, ext. 70636 Molokai or Lanai
Kauai 274-3141, ext. 70636 1-800-468-4644, ext. 70636
Persons with special needs (e.g., large print, taped materials, sign language interpreter, or translator) shall make all requests for assistance by contacting HHFDC’s Personnel Office at 587-0501, by written request, or by email to email@example.com. Prompt requests help to ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations.
The HHFDC does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, familial status, ancestry, age, marital status, or HIV infection.
DENISE ISERI-MATSUBARA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR