The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001120402-01
Public Hearings


Notice is hereby given that the Department of Agriculture pursuant to Chapter 91 Hawaii Revised Statutes will hold public hearings as follows:

September 14, 2018 9:00 a.m. September 17, 2018 9:00 a.m.
West Hawaii Civic Center Department of Agriculture Conference Room
Liquor Control Conference Room 4398A Pua Loke Street
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway Lihue, HI 96766
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

September 19, 2018 9:00 a.m. September 21, 2018 9:00 a.m.
Department of Agriculture Conference Room Department of Agriculture Conference Room
16E Lanikaula Street 635 Mua Street
Hilo, HI 96720 Kahului, HI 96732

September 24, 2018 9:00 a.m.
Quality Assurance Division Conference Room
1851 Auiki Street
Honolulu, HI 96819

The purpose of the public hearings is to receive testimony related to the repeal of Title 4, Subtitle 7, Chapter 86, entitled “Brake Fluids, Coolants, Petroleum Products, and After-Market Additives,” and the adoption of proposed Title 4, Subtitle 7, Chapter 186, entitled “Petroleum Products Accounting and Inspection”. The proposed rules are summarized below:

1. Definitions.
2. Incorporation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Handbook 44 and Handbook 130, 2018 Edition.
3. Requires substantiation of special additive claims.
4. Requires product compliance with advertising or labeled claims.
5. Prohibits misrepresentations.
6. Provides specifications for petroleum products.
7. Provides specifications for brake fluid.
8. Provides specifications for antifreeze coolants and automotive coolants.
9. Provides specifications for lubricants.
10. Provides that petroleum products shall be in accord with the appropriate Hawaii standard petroleum measurement table.

The proposed rules 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 to Friday from September 3, 2018 to September 13, 2018.

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 Phone – 323-7590
Maui 635 Mua Street, Kahului, HI 96732 Phone – 873-3554
Kauai 4398A Pua Loke St., Lihue, HI 96766 Phone – 241-7133

Copies of the proposed rules 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

All interested persons may attend the public hearings and submit comments orally or in writing. Written testimony may be submitted prior to the hearing via postal mail to the Quality Assurance Division, Department of Agriculture, 1428 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96814, or via fax at (808) 832-0683, or email at until September 24, 2018. Please include the word “testimony” and the subject matter. If possible, submit 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 4 working days prior to the hearing.
(TGI1120402 8/8/18)