HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2656

TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE, 2012

H.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 1

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO AIR POLLUTION CONTROL.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Under the current federal and state law, crematoriums constructed prior to March 20, 1972, are exempt from air pollution control permit requirements, including those contained in chapter 342B, Hawaii Revised Statutes. The legislature finds that it is in the interest of the public health to require all crematoriums operating within the State to be subject to air pollution control permitting requirements.

SECTION 2. Chapter 342B, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"342B‑   Crematoriums. (a) All crematoriums of human remains operating within the State shall be subject to the permit requirements of this chapter; provided that owners or operators of crematoriums constructed before March 20, 1972, and operating within the State without a permit shall submit permit applications to the department no later than December 31, 2013.

(b) The department may adopt rules to impose permit conditions to minimize ambient air quality impacts caused by crematoriums."

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

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


 


 

Report Title:

Air Pollution Control; Permit; Crematoriums

 

Description:

Requires all crematoriums operating without air pollution control permits and which were constructed prior to March 20, 1972, to submit permit applications to the Department of Health by December 31, 2013. (SD1)

 

 

 

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