HAWAII
ADMINISTRATIVE RULES
DIRECTORY

INTRODUCTION

This publication replaces the 1991 cumulative edition of and subsequent supplements to the Hawaii Administrative Rules Directory. Items listed in this publication include repealed sections and the headings of new sections and sections where the headings have changed. Sections that have been amended substantively are not listed if their headings were not changed.

I. Background

Section 91-5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, required state agencies to publish their rules by June 21, 1981, in the format for administrative rules prescribed by the revisor of statutes. The purpose of the legislation which enacted this requirement was to replace the multiplicity of agency rule formats with a single uniform format for all state agency rules. Not all agencies have fully complied with this requirement. Other agency rules are completely exempt from the Hawaii Administrative Procedure Act (chapter 91, HRS). Accordingly, this directory lists only those rules filed with the lieutenant governor in the Hawaii Administrative Rules format before May 1, 1995.

II. Numbering System

The Hawaii Administrative Rules format prescribed by the revisor of statutes is substantially similar to the format used in the Hawaii Revised Statutes. Among other things, the format brings all agency rules adopted pursuant to the Hawaii Administrative Procedure Act into a single numbering system. The numbering system consists of a series of titles, with each title divided into chapters, and each chapter divided into sections. A title includes all of the rules of a particular department, and all other agencies attached to that department for administrative purposes.

III. Hawaii Administrative Rules Directory

The purpose of this administrative rules directory is to serve as a functional equivalent of a detailed table of contents. The directory is organized as follows:

  1. With the exception of the offices of the governor and lieutenant governor (which are listed first), and legislative agencies and the judiciary (which are listed as titles 21 and 22), the title numbers correspond to the listing in alphabetical order of the state departments as they existed in 1982. Departmental name changes which have occurred since that time have resulted in various departments being out of order alphabetically.
  2. Each title begins with a title "analysis"--a listing, in numerical order, of all of the subtitles and parts (if any) and chapters contained within that title, and their respective headings.
  3. Each title analysis is followed in turn by chapter analyses of each chapter contained in that title. A chapter analysis is a listing of all of the section numbers and headings of the sections contained within that chapter.

Users must keep in mind that each title contains all of the rules of a particular department as well as the administrative agencies assigned by law to that department for administrative purposes. To assist users in finding the location of rules of particular agencies, a listing of specific agencies and the title in which their rules are located is included at the end of this introduction.

A person viewing a copy of the actual rules will find three informational notes listed at the end of each section. The source note (material in brackets) gives historical information concerning that particular section. Abbreviations include "Eff" (date section originally became effective), "am" (date section was amended), "ren" (renumbered), "comp" (compiled--merging in amendments and other changes to notes without modifying text of section), and "R" (repealed). Citations of authority (material in parentheses beginning with "Auth:") indicate the state statutes, federal statutes, or federal rules which the adopting agency claims authorized the adoption of that particular section. The list of sections implemented (material in parentheses beginning with "Imp:") indicate the state statutes, federal statutes, federal rules, or other laws which the adopting agency claims the particular section to be implementing or interpreting.

Questions concerning the directory may be addressed to Ken Takayama, Legislative Reference Bureau, State Capitol, 6th Floor, Capitol Center, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, phone 587-0666.

IV. Table of Statutory Sections Implemented

The table of statutory sections implemented provides a means of finding whether rules exist which implement or interpret sections of the state statutes. The table is published as a separate publication.

V. Citation

Rules may be cited as follows:

  1. When referring to a particular section:

    (Section number), Hawaii Administrative Rules (agency name)

    For example:16-30-10, Hawaii Administrative Rules (Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs)

  2. When referring to a chapter:

    Chapter (title and chapter number), Hawaii Administrative Rules (agency name)

    For example:Chapter 16-30, Hawaii Administrative Rules (Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs)

VI. Copies of Rules

The difference between a uniform format for rules and a codification (such as the Code of Federal Regulations) is that only in codifications is there central control over publication. Under the uniform format system adopted by the legislature, each agency retains almost complete control over its own rulemaking proceedings. While a collection of a number of state agency rules published in the uniform format might take on the appearance of a code, no such code exists. Accordingly, copies of agency rules must be obtained from the respective agencies. Persons seeking to establish collections of rules are advised to specifically request copies of rules in the "official" format (i.e., on 8-1/2 x 11 inch paper, an exact replica of rules as filed with lieutenant governor). Agencies have been authorized to issue "unofficial" versions of rules which may differ from copies on file with the lieutenant governor in size of paper used, typesetting, the inclusion of relevant statutes or other materials, or any number of other modifications (although the actual text of the rules should not be modified in any way). All copies of rules distributed in other than the official format should be clearly marked "unofficial."

     Persons to be contacted for copies of rules are as follows:

      Stafford T. Nagatani               Office of the Governor
      Leiopapa A Kamehameha, 15th Flr.
      Honolulu, HI  96813
      Phone:  586-0042

      Renee Sambueno                     Office of the Lieutenant Governor
      Leiopapa A Kamehameha, 14th Flr.
      Honolulu, HI  96813
      Phone:  586-0255

      Harriet Leong                      Department of Accounting and
      Kalanimoku Building                   General Services
      1151 Punchbowl Street
      Honolulu, HI  96813
      Phone:  586-0696

      Letitia Uyehara                    Department of Agriculture
      1428 South King Street
      Honolulu, HI  96814
      Phone:  973-9553

      William Stempel                    Department of the Attorney General
      Hale Auhau
      425 Queen Street
      Honolulu, HI  96813
      Phone:  586-1220

      Shirley Kawamoto                   Department of Budget and Finance
      Administrative and Research Office
      No. 1 Capitol District Bldg.
      Ground Floor
      Honolulu, HI  96813
      Phone:  586-1591

      Administrative Services Officer    Department of Business, Economic
      P.O. Box 2359                         Development, and Tourism
      Honolulu, HI  96804
      Phone:  586-2432

      "Cashier"                          Department of Commerce and
      Kamamalu Building, 3rd Floor          Consumer Affairs
      1010 Richards Street
      Honolulu, HI  96813
      Phone:  586-2832

      Jeanne Hamamura                    Department of Defense
      Administrative Services Office
      3949 Diamond Head Road
      Honolulu, HI  96816
      Phone:  732-1990 or 732-3602

      Joan Kobayashi                     Department of Education
      Management Analysis and
         Compliance Branch
      Department of Education
      Queen Liliuokalani Building
      1390 Miller Street
      Honolulu, HI  96813
      Phone:  586-3325

      Tess Constantino                   Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
      Administrative Services Office
      Old Federal Building
      335 Merchant Street
      Honolulu, HI  96813
      Phone:  586-3811

      Fay Nakamoto                       Department of Health
      Assistant to the Director
      Kinau Hale
      1250 Punchbowl Street
      Honolulu, HI  96813
      Phone:  586-4408

      Raechele Joyo                      Department of Human Services
      Administrative Appeals Office
      P.O. Box 339
      Honolulu, HI  96809
      Phone:  586-5290

      Dennis K.C. Aloiau                 Department of Labor and Industrial
      Keelikolani Building, Rm. 321         Relations
      830 Punchbowl Street
      Honolulu, HI  96813
      Phone:  586-8979

      Gerry Besse                        Department of Land and Natural
      Office of the Chairman                Resources
      Kalanimoku Building
      1151 Punchbowl Street
      Honolulu, HI  96813
      Phone:  587-0403

      Gordon Mattos                      Department of Human Resources
      Labor Relations Division              Development
      888 Mililani Street, Rm. 501
      Honolulu, HI  96813
      Phone:  587-0911

      Gerri Tavares                      Department of Public Safety
      Management Services Office
      919 Ala Moana Blvd., 4th Flr
      Honolulu, HI  96814
      Phone:  587-1188

      Jo-Ann Shintani                    Department of Taxation
      Technical Review Office
      Keelikolani Building, Rm. 220
      830 Punchbowl Street
      Honolulu, HI  96813
      Phone:  587-1577

      Gail Yoshida                       Department of Transportation
      PPB Management and Analytical Office
      869 Punchbowl Street, Penthouse, Rm. 600
      Honolulu, HI  96813
      Phone:  587-2211

      Carl Makino                        University of Hawaii
      Office of Board of Regents
      2444 Dole St., Bachman Hall 209
      Honolulu, HI  96822
      Phone:  956-8213

      Harumi Leong                       State Ethics Commission
      P.O. Box 616
      Honolulu, HI  96809
      Phone:  587-0460

      James Branham                      Judiciary
      Aliiolani Hale
      P.O. Box 2560
      Honolulu, HI  96804
      Phone:  539-4747

VI. Rulemaking Proceedings

The following persons have been designated by their respective departmental directors as the individuals to whom questions concerning the status of proposed new rules, or proposed amendments to or the repeal of existing rules may be addressed:

      Stafford T. Nagatani               Office of the Governor
      Phone:  586-0042

      Marian Tsuji                       Office of the Lieutenant Governor
      Phone:  586-0255

      Raymond Nakagawa                   Department of Accounting and
      Phone:  586-0699                      General Services

      Letitia Uyehara                    Department of Agriculture
      Phone:  973-9553

      Maurice Kato                       Department of the Attorney General
      Phone:  586-1276

      Stanley Shiraki                    Department of Budget and Finance
      Administrative and Research Office
      Phone:  586-1601

      Administrative Services Officer    Department of Business, Economic
      Phone:  586-2432                      Development, and Tourism

      Sandra Okihara                     Department of Commerce and
      Staff Services Supervisor             Consumer Affairs
      P.O. Box 541
      Honolulu, HI  96809
      Phone:  586-2844

      Lt. Col. Richard Shimomura         Department of Defense
      Phone:  732-1990 or 732-3602

      Ronald Yonamine                    Department of Education
      Management Analysis and Compliance
         Branch
      Phone:  586-3330

      Rodney K.M. Lau                    Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
      Phone:  586-3812

      Fay Nakamoto                       Department of Health
      Phone:  586-4408

      Susan Wong                         Department of Human Services
      Phone:  586-5290

      Dennis K.C. Aloiau                 Department of Labor and Industrial
      Phone:  586-8979                      Relations

      Gilbert S. Coloma-Agaran           Department of Land and Natural
      Phone:  587-0402                      Natural Resources

      Ann Morimoto                       Department of Human Resources
      Division Chief                        Development
      Labor Relations Division
      Phone:  587-0918

      Walter Ozawa                       Department of Public Safety
      Deputy Director for Administration
      Phone:  587-1252

      Ray Kamikawa                       Department of Taxation
      Director
      Phone:  587-1577

      Daniel Iyo                         Department of Transportation
      Management Analyst
      PPB Management and Analytical Office
      PPB-DBE Office, Rm. 306
      Phone:  587-2135

      Carl Makino                        University of Hawaii
      Office of the Board of Regents
      Phone:  956-8213

      Rowena Adachi                      State Ethics Commission
      Phone:  587-0460

      James Branham                      Judiciary
      Phone:  539-4747

The mailing addresses of the persons on this list are the same as the distribution coordinators for the same department on the previous list.


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