PRESS RELEASE FROM COUNTY OF KAUAI:
COUNTY OF KAUA‘I
OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
GEORGE K. COSTA., DIRECTOR
Tel (808) 241-4946
Fax (808) 241-6399
Informational meetings on draft pesticide/GMO rules to be held
LĪHU'E – A series of meetings will be held during the month of May to inform the public on the process for establishing rules to implement a new law governing pesticide use and genetically modified organisms. During the meetings, feedback will be taken from the public on the draft rules, which have been posted on the County’s webpage: .
“The first step in the rulemaking process is to gain approval from the state’s Small Business Regulatory Review Board (SBRRB), which we hope to accomplish in June,” stated George Costa, Director of the Office of Economic Development. “By getting input from the public and especially from small businesses ahead of time, we hope to refine our draft rules prior to submitting them to SBRRB.”
The five informational meetings are scheduled as follows:
Thursday, May 15th, 5:00pm: Līhu‘e Neighborhood Center
Monday, May 19th, 5:00pm: Waimea Neighborhood Center
Tuesday, May 20th, 6:30pm: Kapa‘a Neighborhood Center
Wednesday, May 21st, 5:00pm: Hanalei Hale Halawai Center
Thursday, May 22nd, 5:00pm: Kōloa Neighborhood Center
It is suggested that interested persons review the draft rules prior to attending the meeting.
Special accommodations and sign language interpreters and interpreters for non-English speaking persons are available upon request five (5) days prior to the meeting date. To request an accommodation please contact the Office of Economic Development at 241-4946 or via email at .
For individuals who do not wish to attend a meeting, comments may be emailed to Deputy County Attorney Mona Clark: . A hard copy of the draft rules may be obtained at the Office of Economic Development, 4444 Rice Street, Suite 200, Līhu‘e, Hawai‘i 96766.