HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

155

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to air quality.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 342B, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"342B-   Air quality measurement; investigation. (a) Upon receipt of a complaint of an actual or suspected source of air pollution in noncompliance with this chapter or the rules adopted pursuant to this chapter, the department shall file a report and promptly dispatch personnel to the source or the immediate vicinity of the source of the emission to conduct the necessary investigation and reasonable tests, including measurement or analysis of the emission or ambient concentrations of air pollutants, to determine compliance or non-compliance.

(b) If the investigation and testing find that the emission is noncompliant, the director may enforce the provisions of this chapter as provided by section 342B-42."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Air Quality; Air Pollution; Emission; Investigation; Enforcement

 

Description:

Requires the Department of Health to promptly send personnel to a source, or immediate vicinity of a source, that is reported to have air pollution and conduct an investigation and tests to determine the validity of the report.

 

 

 

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