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The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has agreed to settle its  enforcement action against Koyo USA Corporation (Koyo) filed in September 2011.  Koyo has  agreed to pay the department a total of $2 million in two installments.  The first $1 million  payment was received by DOH on May 2, 2011.  The second and final payment is due to the  department no later than August 31, 2013.

Kona based Koyo USA settles for $2M with Dept of Health for violation

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has agreed to settle its enforcement action against Koyo USA Corporation (Koyo) filed in September 2011. Koyo has agreed to pay the department a total of $2 million in two installments. The first $1 million payment was received by DOH on May 2, 2011. The second and final […]

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The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) Clean Air Branch has issued notices of violations and orders against five companies located on Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i, Maui and O‘ahu for air permit violations. The violations were either self-reported, or discovered during an inspection.

Big Island company among those cited for air permit violations

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) Clean Air Branch has issued notices of violations and orders against five companies located on Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i, Maui and O‘ahu for air permit violations. The violations were either self-reported, or discovered during an inspection.

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The Hawai'i State Department of Health (DOH) Clean Air Branch has amended Hawai‘i Administrative Rules 11-60.1 (related to air pollution control) by adding new restrictions on open burning of trash and green waste. These additions will improve the Agricultural Burning Permit process and expand the issuance of field citations.

State extends open burning ban to all islands

The Hawai’i State Department of Health (DOH) Clean Air Branch has amended Hawai‘i Administrative Rules 11-60.1 (related to air pollution control) by adding new restrictions on open burning of trash and green waste. These additions will improve the Agricultural Burning Permit process and expand the issuance of field citations.

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The Maternal and Child Health Branch of the State Department of Health (DOH) has received a $3.14 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for nurses, social workers, or other professionals to meet with at-risk families in their homes, evaluate the families’ circumstances, and connect families to the kinds of help that can make a real difference in a child’s health, development, and ability to learn.

State receives $3.14M for services focused on child health and development

The Maternal and Child Health Branch of the State Department of Health (DOH) has received a $3.14 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for nurses, social workers, or other professionals to meet with at-risk families in their homes, evaluate the families’ circumstances, and connect families to the kinds […]

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The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has issued a Notice of Violation and Order against Professional Training Hawai‘i, LLC for multiple violations of the state’s asbestos training and certification regulations.

Dept of Health cites company for improper asbestos training

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has issued a Notice of Violation and Order against Professional Training Hawai‘i, LLC for multiple violations of the state’s asbestos training and certification regulations.

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The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has been awarded $5,260,290 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of the federal Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program. Award funding supports efforts to strengthen DOH public health emergency preparedness, including increased capacity in the areas of laboratory testing, disease surveillance and investigation, enhanced infrastructure, public information and warning, community preparedness, and other capabilities.

Hawaii State Dept of Health receives $5M for emergency preparedness

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has been awarded $5,260,290 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of the federal Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program. Award funding supports efforts to strengthen DOH public health emergency preparedness, including increased capacity in the areas of laboratory testing, disease surveillance and […]

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Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the following appointments:

Michael Champley as commissioner to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
Barbara Krieg as Director of the Department of Human Resources and Development (DHRD)
David Sakamoto as Deputy Director of Health of the Department of Health (DOH)

Governor makes appointments to Dept of Health, Human Resources and PUC

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the following appointments: Michael Champley as commissioner to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Barbara Krieg as Director of the Department of Human Resources and Development (DHRD) David Sakamoto as Deputy Director of Health of the Department of Health (DOH)

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Koyo bottling company fined $5M by state DOH

Koyo bottling company fined $5M by state DOH

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Health’s Food and Drug Branch has issued a Notice of Violation and Order against Koyo USA Corp. for adulterating its bottled water product and for manufacture, sale and distribution of bottled water for human consumption from an unapproved source. A penalty of $5,044,193 has been issued for violations of […]

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Thursday, July 28, 2011 is World Hepatitis Day in Hawai’i. The Hawai’i State Department of Health (DOH) is joining others across the nation and world, including the World Health Organization, to help raise awareness and support for improvements in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for people living with chronic viral hepatitis B and C.

Free Hepatitis screenings Thursday (July 28)

Thursday, July 28, 2011 is World Hepatitis Day in Hawai’i. The Hawai’i State Department of Health (DOH) is joining others across the nation and world, including the World Health Organization, to help raise awareness and support for improvements in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for people living with chronic viral hepatitis B and C.

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Governor Neil Abercrombie announced today the appointment of Keith Yamamoto as the First Deputy Director of the Department of Health.

For the last six years, Mr. Yamamoto has served as the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administrator in the Department of Health’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division.  In this position he has provided overall leadership and guidance regarding the statewide operation of prevention, intervention and treatment services.

Governor appoints First Deputy Health Director

Governor Neil Abercrombie announced today the appointment of Keith Yamamoto as the First Deputy Director of the Department of Health. For the last six years, Mr. Yamamoto has served as the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administrator in the Department of Health’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division. In this position he has provided overall leadership and […]

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The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has not detected any elevated radiation readings, and air samples remain at ambient or normal background levels following a small release of radiation Saturday at a nuclear reactor facility in Japan. The release of radiation occurred from two nuclear reactors in Japan that were damaged in Friday’s earthquake and tsunami.

DOH to monitor air for radiation, no elevated levels detected

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has not detected any elevated radiation readings, and air samples remain at ambient or normal background levels following a small release of radiation Saturday at a nuclear reactor facility in Japan. The release of radiation occurred from two nuclear reactors in Japan that were damaged in Friday’s earthquake […]

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Based on all available information, state and federal experts do not anticipate a risk of radiation exposure to our state. Therefore, the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) advises the public against ingesting potassium iodide or KI as a precaution against possible radiation exposure. Ingesting KI is not an effective precautionary measure.

DOH advises public to avoid ingesting Potassium Iodide; no increased risk of radiation exposure

Based on all available information, state and federal experts do not anticipate a risk of radiation exposure to our state. Therefore, the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) advises the public against ingesting potassium iodide or KI as a precaution against possible radiation exposure. Ingesting KI is not an effective precautionary measure.

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The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has revised its advisory levels to be more protective of people with asthma.

Dept of Health revises sulfur dioxide advisory levels for Big Island

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has revised its advisory levels to be more protective of people with asthma.

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Keahole Generating Station is an electric utility located on Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Kailua-Kona.  The violations were discovered during a records review of Keahole Generating Station’s  reports and notification letters.  A penalty of $29,300 has been paid for the violations.

Dept of Health cites HELCO’s Keahole power plant for air pollution

Keahole Generating Station is an electric utility located on Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Kailua-Kona. The violations were discovered during a records review of Keahole Generating Station’s reports and notification letters. A penalty of $29,300 has been paid for the violations.

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