OEQC Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Rules Update

APA Hawai'i Chapter


Friday, May 10, 2019
noon - 1 p.m. HST

Honolulu, HI, United States

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Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 11-200, Environmental Impact Statement Rules, were last promulgated and compiled in 1996, with an uncompiled amendment in 2007 to add an eleventh exemption category for the acquisition of land and existing structures for affordable housing. Since 1996, the State Legislature has made numerous amendments to Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes Chapter 343 and Hawaiʻi’s courts have issued decisions affecting the interpretation and practice of environmental review. The Environmental Council is finalizing a process to update HAR Chapter 11-200. Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC) Director Scott Glenn and Environmental Council Chair Onaona Thoene will speak about the Council’s process and proposed revisions.

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Scott Glenn

Scott Glenn, AICP, is the Director of the State of Hawaiʻi Office of Environmental Quality Control. He advises the Governor on environmental matters and serves as the Co-Chair of Governor Ige’s Sustainable Hawaiʻi Initiative. The Office administers the State’s environmental review process and provides advice and technical assistance ... Read More

Puananionaona Thoene

Puananionaona P. Thoene was born on Oʻahu and raised in Hilo. She is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools, Kapālama Campus. Ms. Thoene received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law, with certificates in environmental law and native ... Read More

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APA Hawaii Programs Committee Co-Chairs, apahi.programs@gmail.com