The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001031062-01
Public Hearings


Pursuant to Chapter 91, HRS, notice is hereby given that the Commission on Water Resource Management will hold public hearings on proposed amendments to Title 13, Section 13-167-10(b), HAR, Rules of Practice and Procedure for the Commission on Water Resource Management; Section 13-168-3(a), HAR, Water Use, Wells, and Stream Diversion Works; and Section 13-169-3(a), HAR, Protection of Instream Uses of Water. These proposed amendments will increase the maximum fine amount from $1,000 to $5,000 to be in conformance with HRS §174C-15(b). The public hearing will also be held for the proposed amendment to Title 13, Section 13-168-12(a), HAR, Water Use, Wells, and Stream Diversion Works. This proposed amendment will increase the filing fee for well construction and pump installation permits from $25 to $300. The hearings will be held as follows:

October 30, 2017 (Monday), 6:00 p.m.
Velma McWayne Santos Community Center
395 Waena Place
Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii 96793

November 6, 2017 (Monday), 6:00 p.m.
Kalanimoku Building, Board Room 132
1151 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

November 8, 2017 (Wednesday), 6:00 p.m.
West Hawaii Civic Center
Building A, Conference Room A
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740

November 9, 2017 (Thursday), 6:00 p.m.
Aupuni Center
101 Pauahi Street, Suite 1
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

November 17, 2017 (Friday) 6:00 p.m.
Lihue Civic Center, Rooms 2A & 2B
4444 Rice Street
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 96766

All interested parties are invited to attend and to present their views, either orally or in writing. Written statements may be submitted at the public hearings or to the Commission on Water Resource Management at 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 227, Honolulu, HI 96813, up to one week following the hearing date. The proposed rule amendments can be reviewed online at or can be reviewed in person at the Commission on Water Resource Management office at the above address from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays. If unable to review online or in person, a copy can be mailed after payment of the required fees for postage and paper (per 91-2.5 HRS) upon verbal or written request to the Commission on Water Resource Management at the above address, or by phone: 587-0214. The hearing locations are disability accessible. If special needs are required, i.e., large print, taped materials, sign language interpreter, etc., please call 587-0214 at least one week prior to the designated date and time of the public hearings.


Jeffrey T. Pearson, P.E., Deputy Director for
Suzanne D. Case, Chairperson

Dated: September 15, 2017
(TGI1031062 9/28/17)