HONOLULU (AP) - The state plans to hold statewide public hearings about proposed new rules for dams and reservoirs next month.
The proposed regulations are designed to provide guidance on the construction of new dams and the alteration or removal of existing dams. They would also establish minimum operational and physical requirements for the structures.
The revisions are required by a 2007 law designed to strengthen dam safety measures.
The state enacted the law one year after Kaloko dam burst on Kauai, killing seven people.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources has scheduled hearings in Lihue on Oct. 12, Oahu on Oct. 13, Kahului on Oct. 14 and Kamuela on Oct. 15.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.
Police in Finland say they have shot a man in the leg after he was suspected of stabbing several people in the western city of Turku.More >>
At the corner of Makakilo Drive and Liolio Place, you will find two discarded toilets among other bulky-item trash. Residents can expect the eyesore until at least September 5th when workers from the Department of Environmental Services' Refuse Collection Branch are scheduled to collect them.More >>
Spanish police kill five suspects connected to the Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe's latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group.More >>
Under fire over competence and moral leadership, Trump defends Confederate statues and attacks his critics.More >>