Hawaii - Air Quality: Program Requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law encourages districts to address air quality issues in schools.

H.R.S. §321-411 Definitions.

“Publicly owned building” means any building or structure, including a hospital or a school, that is owned, leased, or operated by the State; provided that it shall be a building or structure in which individuals employed by the State work during normal operations.


H.R.S. §321-413 General functions, powers, and duties of the department.

(a) The director shall provide information and educational material regarding indoor air pollution to the managers, owners, and occupants of publicly owned buildings, and may assist any manager, owner, or occupant of a publicly owned building to identify, assess, and correct indoor air pollution problems.

(b) The director may provide information and educational material regarding indoor air pollution to any manager, owner, or occupant of a building that is not a publicly owned building, and may assist any manager, owner, or occupant of a building that is not a publicly owned building to identify, assess, and correct indoor air pollution problems.

(c) The director shall establish and coordinate an indoor air quality assessment network of state agencies and facility managers of publicly owned buildings to identify, assess, and correct indoor air pollution problems.

(d) The director may establish a program for the approval of plans to construct ventilation systems, the inspection of ventilation system construction, and the monitoring of existing ventilation systems for proper maintenance.

(e) The director may adopt rules in accordance with chapter 91 to effectuate the purposes of this part.

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