Harbors Proposes Amendments to Administrative Rules, Public Hearings Scheduled for November 2016

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 in Main, News

STATE OF HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HARBORS DIVISION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 19, SUBTITLE 3, CHAPTER 44, HAWAII ADMINISTRATIVE RULES   The Department of Transportation Harbors Division (DOT Harbors) will hold statewide public hearings on its proposed amendments to Title 19, Hawaii Administrative Rules, as noted below:

  1. 19-44-63, Wharfage computation – Proposal specifies that security facilities fees are included in wharfages charges;
  2. 19-44-64, Waiver of wharfage – Proposal clarifies that wharfage will not be waived for “empty” containers carrying dunnage and stevedoring equipment;
  3. 19-44-65, Transshipment of cargo – Proposal reduces transshipment rates from 100% to 50% of the prevailing wharfage rate;
  4. 19-44-66, Wharfage rates – Proposal increases rates by 17%, 15%, and 15% over three years;
  5. 19-44-68, Cement in bulk and liquids passing through pipelines; rates – Proposal increases rates by 17%, 15%, and 15% over three years;
  6. 19-44-69, Wharfage rates for fuel – Proposal increases rates by 17%, 15%, and 15% over three years; and
  7. 19-44-73, Incremental increases to wharfage rates and passenger fees – Proposal allows for incremental annual increases of 3% over the then prevailing wharfage rate, or an increase in the Consumer Price Index, whichever is greater, starting July 1, 2019.

The public hearings shall be held as follows:

  • Oahu – November 7, 2016, 12:00 p.m. at Pier 11 Terminal (700 Fort Street, Honolulu)
  • Hawaii – November 7, 2016, 6:00 p.m. at Aupuni Center Conference Room (101 Pauahi Street, Hilo)
  • Maui – November 9, 2016, 6:00 p.m. at Kahului Harbor Cruise Terminal (103 Ala Luina Street, Kahului)
  • Lanai – November 10, 2016, 12:00 p.m. at Lanai Public & School Library (555 Fraser Avenue, Lanai City)
  • Kauai – November 21, 2016, 6:15 p.m. at Lihue Public Library (4344 Hardy Street, Lihue)
  • Molokai – November 22, 2016, 12:00 p.m. at Mitchell Pauole Community Center (90 Ainoa Street, Kaunakakai)
  • Oahu – November 23, 2016, 6:00 p.m. at Pier 11 Terminal (700 Fort Street, Honolulu)

All interested persons may attend the public hearings to submit data, views, or arguments, orally or in writing.  The DOT Harbors will make a decision on Friday, November 25, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at the Pier 11 Terminal at 700 Fort Street in Honolulu.   The proposed rule amendments are available online at hidot.hawaii.gov/harbors as well as the website of the Lt. Governor and will be available for review in person from October 5 through November 23, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (exclusive of State and Federal holidays) at the DOT Harbors Administration Building at 79 S. Nimitz Highway in Honolulu.  A copy of the proposed rule amendments will be mailed to any interested person who requests a copy in writing.  The written request must state the requester’s name and mailing address and must be sent to 79 S. Nimitz Highway, Honolulu, HI  96813.   Any person requiring a special accommodation (e.g., large print materials, assistance of a sign language interpreter) at the public hearing are asked to contact (808) 587-1933 at least two weeks in advance of the public hearing.   Ford N. Fuchigami Director of Transportation October 5, 2016 To view the proposed amendments, click here

To see a pdf version of the presentation, click here