Hawaii Revised Statutes 342j-31 Duties; Rules.

[§342J-31] Duties; rules. In addition to any other power or duty prescribed by law and in this chapter, the director shall prevent, control, and abate hazardous waste pollution in this State. In the discharge of this duty the director may:

(1) Adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 necessary for the purposes of this chapter. Any person heard at the public hearing shall be given written notice of the action taken by the department with respect to the rules;

(2) Administer and enforce this chapter, rules implementing this chapter, and orders and permits issued pursuant to this chapter;

(3) Establish by rule a list of hazardous wastes and a set of characteristics for identifying hazardous wastes;

(4) Prohibit land disposal of specified hazardous wastes;

(5) Inventory sites and locations in the State where hazardous wastes have been stored or disposed of at any time; and

(6) Promote industrial practices that minimize, recycle, reduce, avoid, or eliminate generation of hazardous waste. [L 1989, c 212, pt of §5]

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