HDOA NEWS RELEASE: HAWAII BOARD OF AGRICULTURE APPROVES PROPOSED CHANGE IN IMPORT STATUS OF WATER BUFFALO

Posted on Mar 14, 2019 in Latest News

30-Day Comment Period Open

On February 26, 2019, the Hawaii Board of Agriculture preliminarily approved a change in the list placement of Water Buffalo, Bubalus bubalis, from the List of Restricted Animals (Part A) to the List of Restricted Animals (Part B). A copy of the proposed order and proposed exact changes will be mailed to any interested person who requests a copy upon advance payment of costs for photocopying, preparing, and mailing the copy.

To inspect a copy of the proposed order and the proposed exact changes, or to pick-up a copy of the proposed order and proposed exact changes after payment in full for photocopying and preparation, please go to:

Hawaii Department of Agriculture

Plant Quarantine Branch

1849 Auiki Street

Honolulu, Hawaii 96819

The proposed order and proposed exact changes can also be viewed online at: http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/meetings-reports/proposedar/

During the next 30 days, the Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Plant Quarantine Branch will be soliciting comments regarding the proposed order for the change in list placement of Water Buffalo, Bubalus bubalis, from the List of Restricted Animals (Part A) to the List of Restricted Animals (Part B). Comments may be forwarded to Mr. Jonathan Ho, Acting Manager via:

Email: Jonathan.K.Ho@hawaii.gov

Fax:     (808) 832-0584

Mail:    1849 Auiki Street

Honolulu, Hawaii 96819

The proposed order will be discussed by both the Advisory Committee on Plants and Animals and the Hawaii Board of Agriculture at scheduled meetings held after the 30-day comment period in the Plant Quarantine Branch Conference Room located at 1849 Auiki Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819. If you would like to be notified of the dates and times of the meetings, please contact Mr. Ho above.

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Attached: Proposed Board Order    

Media Contact:
Janelle Saneishi, Public Information Officer
Hawaii Department of Agriculture

(808) 973-9560
hdoa.info@hawaii.gov
http://hdoa.hawaii.gov