Sections
Part I General Provisions 342G-1 – 342G-3
Part II Administration 342G-11 – 342G-15
Part III Integrated Solid Waste Management Planning 342G-21 – 342G-31
Part IV Governmental Coordination 342G-41 – 342G-48
Part V Solid Waste Management Surcharge 342G-61 – 342G-64
Part VI Enforcement and Penalties 342G-71 – 342G-72
Part VII Glass Container Recovery 342G-81 – 342G-87
Part VIII Deposit Beverage Container Program 342G-101 – 342G-122

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 342G

  • Auditor: means the office of the auditor. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-101
  • Backyard composting: means the small-scale composting of organic materials, primarily yard wastes, at the site where these materials are generated. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Bioconversion: means the processing of the organic fraction of the waste stream through biological or chemical means to perform composting or generate products including, but not limited to, fertilizers, feeds, methane, alcohols, tars, and other products. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Board: means the board of physical therapy. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342F-19
  • Board: means the board of private detectives and guards described in section 463-2. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-64
  • Board: means Hawaii medical board. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-107
  • Commercial passenger vessel: means any domestic or foreign-flagged marine vessel or air carrier used primarily for transporting persons to, from, or within the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-101
  • Compost: means a relatively stable, decomposed, organic, humus-like material, generated by a composting facility, that is suitable for landscaping or soil amendment purposes. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Composting: means a process in which organic solid wastes, such as biosolids (sewage sludge), green or yard waste materials, manures, and non-treated wood chips and shavings, are biologically decomposed and stabilized under controlled conditions to produce a stable humus-like mulch or soil amendment. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Consumer: means a person who buys a beverage in a deposit beverage container for use or consumption and pays the deposit. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-101
  • Coordinator: means the state solid waste management coordinator established within the office of solid waste management in the department of health. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Corrugated paper: means a paper product fabricated from two layers of kraft linerboard sandwiched around a corrugating medium. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 54-17
  • County coordinator: means the person within each county government whose primary responsibility is the planning and implementation of the county's integrated solid waste management plans and objectives. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Dealer: means a person who engages in the sale of beverages in deposit beverage containers to a consumer for off-premises consumption in the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-101
  • Department: means the department of health. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Department: means the department of health. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-101
  • Department: means the department of commerce and consumer affairs. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-25
  • Department: means department of commerce and consumer affairs. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-107
  • Deposit beverage: means beer, ale, or other drink produced by fermenting malt, mixed spirits, mixed wine, tea and coffee drinks regardless of dairy-derived product content, soda, or noncarbonated water, and all nonalcoholic drinks in liquid form and intended for internal human consumption that is contained in a deposit beverage container. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Deposit beverage: means beer, ale, or other drink produced by fermenting malt, mixed spirits, mixed wine, tea and coffee drinks regardless of dairy-derived product content, soda, or noncarbonated water, and all nonalcoholic drinks in liquid form and intended for internal human consumption that is contained in a deposit beverage container. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-101
  • Deposit beverage container: means the individual, separate, sealed glass, polyethylene terephthalate, high density polyethylene, or metal container less than or equal to sixty-eight fluid ounces, used for containing, at the time of sale to the consumer, a deposit beverage intended for use or consumption in this State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-101
  • Deposit beverage distributor: means a person who is a manufacturer of beverages in deposit beverage containers in this State, or who imports and engages in the sale of filled deposit beverage containers to a dealer or consumer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-101
  • Director: means the director of labor and industrial relations of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2275
  • Director: means the director of health. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Director: means the director of the department of commerce and consumer affairs. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-25
  • Disposal: means the management of solid waste through incineration or landfilling at permitted solid waste facilities. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Disposal fee: means a fee that may be charged on items that will eventually end up as solid waste with the intent of factoring into the price or use or disposal of the same the eventual cost of managing the goods as wastes. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Educational institution: means public schools as defined under chapter 302A, privately operated schools of lower education, and colleges, the University of Hawaii, and other universities. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342F-19
  • Enterprise zone: means an area selected by a county and approved by the governor to be eligible for the enterprise zone program established under chapter 209E. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Environmental management special fund: means the fund created by section 342G-63. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Firm: means a sole proprietor, corporation, joint venture, limited liability partnership, limited liability corporation, partnership, association, or any other legal business entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-64
  • Glass container importer: means any person who is engaged in the manufacture of glass containers within the State or who imports glass containers from outside the State for sale or use within the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-81
  • Glass incentive: means an incentive paid to licensed recyclers for recycling glass containers. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-81
  • Glassphalt: means an asphaltic concrete mixture utilizing crushed glass, under controlled gradation conditions, as a substitute for a percentage of the aggregate in the mix. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-81
  • Green waste: means leaves, garden residues, shrubbery and tree trimmings, grass clippings, and similar material. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Guard agency: means a licensed firm engaged in the guard business. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-64
  • HDPE: means high density polyethylene plastic and containers manufactured from this material. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Household hazardous waste: means those wastes resulting from products purchased by the general public for household use which, because of their quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics, may pose a substantial known or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, disposed of, or otherwise managed. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Incineration: means volume reduction by controlled burning of combustible solid waste. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Integrated solid waste management: means the use of a variety of waste management practices and processing methods to safely and effectively manage solid waste with the least adverse impact on human health and the environment. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Landfill: means a land site on which engineering principles are utilized to bury deposits of solid waste without creating a nuisance or hazard to public health or safety. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Landfilling: means the permitted disposal of solid waste on land in a series of compacted layers and covering the solid waste with soil or other materials. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • License: means a pilot's license issued pursuant to this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-25
  • Manure: means excrement generated by animals, such as cows, horses, and chickens, held in captivity or used for agricultural production. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Mixed paper: means discarded paper products that are composed of two or more types of paper, including newspaper, corrugated paper, office paper, computer paper, white paper, and coated paper stock. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • month: means a calendar month; and the word "year" a calendar year. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 54-15
  • oath: includes a solemn affirmation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 54-16
  • Office: means the office of solid waste management in the department of health. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • On-premises consumption: means the consuming of deposit beverages by a patron immediately and within the area under control of the establishment, including bars, restaurants, passenger ships, and airplanes. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-101
  • Patron: means a person who buys a beverage in a deposit beverage container for use or consumption and does not pay the deposit. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-101
  • Permitted disposal capacity: means the quantity of solid waste, measured either in terms of weight or volume, or both, that can be processed or disposed of at an existing municipal waste disposal facility. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Person: means individual, partnership, firm, association, public or private corporation, federal agency, the State or any of its political subdivisions, trust, estate, or any other legal entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-101
  • PET: means polyethylene terephthalate plastic and containers manufactured from this material. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Petroleum: means any petroleum, including crude oil or any fraction thereof, that is liquid at standard temperature and pressure (60 degrees Fahrenheit and 14. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Petroleum-contaminated soil: means soil that has been contaminated by a release of petroleum to a degree that exceeds levels determined to be acceptable by the director. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Physical therapist: means a person who is licensed to practice physical therapy in this State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342F-19
  • Pilot: means a state pilot licensed pursuant to this chapter as a port pilot or a deputy port pilot. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-25
  • Pilotage waters: means the waters of this State covered by this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-25
  • Podiatric medicine: means the medical, surgical, mechanical, manipulative, and electrical diagnosis and treatment of the human foot, malleoli, and ankle, including the surgical treatment of the muscles and tendons of the leg governing the functions of the foot, but does not include amputation above the ankle, treatment of systemic conditions, or the use of any anesthetic except local anesthetic. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-107
  • Podiatrist: means a person in the professional practice of podiatric medicine. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-107
  • Postconsumer material: means a material that has fulfilled the intent of its original manufacture. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Practice of physical therapy: includes , but is not limited to, the use of the following:

         (1)  Physical agents, such as heat, cold, water, air, sound, compression, light, electricity, and electromagnetic radiation;

         (2)  Exercise with or without devices, joint mobilization, mechanical stimulation; biofeedback; postural drainage; traction; positioning, massage, splinting, training in locomotion, and other functional activities with or without assisting devices; and correction of posture, body mechanics, and gait;

         (3)  Tests and measurements of:  muscle strength, force, endurance, and tone; joint motion, mobility, and stability; reflexes and automatic reaction; movement skill and accuracy; sensation and perception; peripheral nerve integrity; locomotor skill, stability, and endurance; activities of daily living; cardiac, pulmonary, and vascular functions; the fit, function, and comfort of prosthetic, orthotic, and other assisting devices; posture and body mechanics; limb strength, circumference, and volume; thoracic excursion and breathing patterns; vital signs; nature and locus of pain and conditions under which pain varies; photosensitivity; and the home and work physical environments. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342F-19

  • Principal detective: means a licensed detective designated as the detective agency's primary licensee who is fully responsible for the direct management and control of the agency and the agency's employees. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-64
  • Principal guard: means a licensed guard designated as the guard agency's primary licensee who is fully responsible for the direct management and control of the agency and the agency's employees. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-64
  • private detective agency: means a licensed firm engaged in the private detective business. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-64
  • Processing: means any technology used for the purpose of reducing the volume or weight, or both, of solid wastes, or any technology used to convert part or all of solid wastes for reuse. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Program: means the particular combination of waste management methods selected by each county and designed to achieve the objectives of the state and county integrated solid waste management plans. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Recycled content: means the percentage of a good or product composed of postconsumer materials. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Recycling: means the collection, separation, recovery, and sale or reuse of secondary resources that would otherwise be disposed of as municipal solid waste, and is an integral part of a manufacturing process aimed at producing a marketable product made of postconsumer material. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Recycling facility: means all contiguous land and structures and other appurtenances, and improvements on the land used for the collection, separation, recovery, and sale [or] reuse of secondary resources that would otherwise be disposed of as municipal solid waste, and is an integral part of a manufacturing process aimed at producing a marketable product made of postconsumer material. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-101
  • Redeemer: means a person, other than a dealer or distributor, who demands the refund value in exchange for the empty deposit beverage container. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-101
  • Redemption center: means an operation which accepts from consumers and provides the refund value for empty deposit beverage containers intended to be recycled and ensures that the empty deposit beverage containers are properly recycled. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-101
  • Redemption rate: means the percentage of deposit beverage containers redeemed over a reporting period. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-101
  • Reverse vending machine: means a mechanical device, which accepts one or more types of empty deposit beverage containers and issues a redeemable credit slip with a value not less than the container's refund value. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-101
  • Secondary resources: means postconsumer material collected and processed for feedstock in a manufacturing process. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Sewage sludge: means residual solids and semisolids resulting from the treatment of wastewater. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Solid waste management: means the entire process, or any part thereof, of storage, collection, transportation, transfer, processing, and disposal of solid wastes by any person engaging in these processes. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Solid waste stream: means the total flow of solid waste from all waste generators or any segment thereof, that must be processed or disposed of. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Source reduction: means the design, manufacture, and use of materials to:

         (1)  Minimize the quantity or toxicity, or both, of the waste produced; and

         (2)  Reduce the creation of waste either by redesigning products or by otherwise changing societal patterns of consumption, use, or waste generation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1

  • Special waste: means any solid waste which, because of its source or physical, chemical, or biological characteristics, requires special consideration for its proper processing or disposal, or both. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • State plan: means the integrated solid waste management plan developed by the department of health. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Unit: is a relative value assigned to continuing competence activities in which one continuing competence unit is equivalent to at least fifty minutes of classroom or hands-on instruction. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342F-19
  • university: refers to the University of Hawaii, unless otherwise required by the context. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-101
  • Vessel: means every description of watercraft, other than a seaplane on the water, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-25
  • Waste evaluation: means a review of an establishment's disposal practices to assess how those practices can be improved to reduce waste or recover postconsumer materials. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Waste reduction: means the reduction of solid waste by weight or volume, or both, through a variety of methods prior to disposal. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • White goods: means discarded, enamel-coated major appliances, such as washing machines, clothes dryers, hot water heaters, stoves, and refrigerators. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1
  • Wood waste: means solid waste consisting of wood pieces or particles that are generated from: the manufacturing or production of wood products; the harvesting, processing, or storage of raw wood materials; and construction and demolition activities. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342G-1