REPORT TITLE:
Hazardous Waste


DESCRIPTION:
Requires the department of health to hold a public hearing to
inform the public and allow community input before approving any
permit regarding the dumping of medical waste in landfills.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           363
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO HAZARDOUS WASTE. 


BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 342J, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated
 
 3 and to read as follows:
 
 4      "342J-    Disposal of medical waste; public comment
 
 5 required.  The department shall hold or cause to be held a public
 
 6 hearing prior to the issuance of a permit or the approval of the
 
 7 disposal of any medical waste, as defined by administrative rule.
 
 8 The purpose of the public hearing shall be to obtain public
 
 9 comment concerning the disposal of the medical waste; provided
 
10 that public approval of the disposal shall not be required."
 
11      SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
12      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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14                           INTRODUCED BY:  _______________________