Report Title:

Roofing; Pollution

Description:

Authorizes the director of health to adopt rules regulating air pollution caused by roofing companies.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2615

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO AIR POLLUTION CONTROL.

 

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

SECTION 1. The legislature finds that some roofing companies in the State take an unreasonably long time to complete their roofing jobs, thus endangering the health of all those exposed to the gases and fumes emitted into the ambient air from the roofing machinery. The purpose of this Act is to authorize the director of health to adopt rules to limit the time period of roofing jobs and to limit the concentration of pollutants emitted into the air from the roofing machinery.

SECTION 2. Section 342B-12, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"342B-12 Specific powers of the director. The director may:

(1) Establish ambient air quality standards for the State as a whole or for any part thereof;

(2) Establish and administer any permit program;

(3) Establish by rule the control of open burning, fugitive dust, and visible emissions;

(4) Establish by rule the control of vehicular smoke emission and require the installation, use, and proper operation and maintenance of air pollution control equipment for motor vehicles;

(5) Establish and administer a program of inspection and testing of all modes of transportation except aircraft, to enforce compliance with applicable emission limitations when necessary and practicable, and to control or limit the operation of motor vehicular and other modes of transportation when the director finds pursuant to standards established by rules such modes of transportation are producing or pose an immediate danger of producing unacceptable levels of air pollution or when such control is necessary to meet applicable ambient air quality standards;

(6) Establish by rule other specific areas for control of air pollution, thereby allowing for varying conditions;

(7) Establish standards of performance or rules for existing, new, or modified stationary sources or adopt standards of performance for existing, new, or modified stationary sources as promulgated by the administrator;

(8) Establish maximum achievable control technology standards or rules for the control of hazardous air pollutants from existing, new, or modified sources or adopt maximum achievable control technology as promulgated by the administrator;

(9) Establish rules for the prevention of significant deterioration of air quality or adopt prevention of significant deterioration regulations as promulgated by the administrator; [and]

(10) Establish rules allowing for environmental permit shields[.]; and

(11) Establish rules to limit the time period and concentration of hazardous air pollutants being emitted from stationary sources used during roofing projects."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

INTRODUCED BY:

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