§11-19-8 - DOH activities.

§11-19-8 DOH activities.

(a) "Type A" emergencies.

(1) The DOH and CDA shall determine response priorities, resource allocation, and activities in consultation with appropriate DOH personnel.

(2) Within the DOH as relating to drinking water, the DHO in consultation with the chief, EPHSD, shall determine response priorities, resource allocation, and activities.

(3) Within the DOH, the chief, EPHSD, shall coordinate with DHO as necessary and communicate as necessary between the state CDA and DHO regarding priorities and availability of assistance, and provide support services from DOH in Honolulu and from DHO's as needed.

(4) The DOH shall coordinate primarily with state and county CDA and county DWS's for necessary alternative water supplies and equipment to ensure supplies as requested by the county or as needed.

(5) The DOH shall sample and analyze drinking water supplies as requested by the county or as needed.

(6) The DOH shall determine health risks posed by drinking water as requested by the county or as needed.

(7) The DOH shall inform water suppliers and consumers of appropriate measure to minimize health risks resulting from drinking water.

(8) The DOH shall cooperate with CDA and water suppliers in notifying public (by police and fire department public address systems, radio and television announcements, newspapers, or other appropriate means) of necessary public health protection measures to be taken regarding drinking water.

(b) "Type B" emergencies.

(1) The DHO shall determine DOH response priorities, resource allocation, and activities in consultation with the chief, EPHSD, as appropriate. Also the chief, EPHSD, shall provide support from Honolulu or other DHO as needed.

(2) The DOH shall coordinate primarily with CDA and DWS for necessary alternative water supplies and equipment to ensure supplies.

(3) The DOH shall sample and analyze drinking water supplies as required by the county or as needed.

(4) The DOH shall determine health risks posed by drinking water.

(5) The DOH shall inform water suppliers and consumers of appropriate measures to minimize health risks resulting from drinking water as requested by the county or as needed.

(6) The DOH shall cooperate with CDA and DWS in notifying the public (by police and fire department public address systems, radio and television announcements, newspapers, or other appropriate means) of necessary public health protection measures to be taken regarding drinking water.

(c) Special responsibilities.

(1) The chief, EPHSD, if requested by the state CDA, shall coordinate with the corps for the corps to initiate measures for furnishing drinking water during situations in which the source of water has been contaminated.

(2) The DOH recognizes that the corps is authorized to provide temporary emergency supplies of clean drinking water pursuant to public law 84-99, as amended, Emergency Flood Control Work, 33 U.S.C. 701n., and under the specific conditions described in 33 C.F.R. Part 214. The corps' efforts are limited to situations clearly beyond the resources reasonably available to the state and locality.

(3) As needed or appropriate, the chief, EPHSD, shall coordinate with the state department of the attorney general to take legal action as set forth in HRS §§340E-4.

        [Eff. 11/27/81] (Auth: HRS §§340E-5, 340E-9) (Imp: HRS §§340E-5, 340E-9, 42 U.S.C. §300g-2(a)(5))

The following state regulations pages link to this page.