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J�tV OF <br /> COUNTY OF HAWAVI STATE OF HAWAII <br /> BILL NO. 101 <br /> ORDINANCE NO. <br /> AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 14,HAWAII COUNTY CODE 1983 <br /> (2016 EDITION,AS AMENDED),BY ADDING A NEW ARTICLE 24,RELATING TO <br /> HERBICIDE USE. <br /> BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAII: <br /> SECTION 1. Chapter 14, Hawaii County Code 1983 (2016 Edition, as amended), <br /> is amended by adding a new article to be designated article 24 and to read as follows: - <br /> "Article 24. Use of herbicides in Hawaii County parks, roads, bikeways, sidewalks, <br /> trails, drainageways, and waterways prohibited. <br /> Section 14-141. Findings and purpose. <br /> The council finds that herbicides are heavily used to control vegetation in public places <br /> such as parks,roads,bikeways, sidewalks,trails, drainageways, and waterways. Exposure to <br /> these substances subjects the public, County workers, domestic animals, and wildlife to a high <br /> risk of exposure to dangerous chemicals. For instance,the World Health Organization has listed <br /> glyphosate, a commonly used herbicide, as a probable carcinogen. <br /> To protect the community from exposure to harmful chemicals, it is the purpose of this <br /> ordinance to promote and ultimately require the County to use other means besides the <br /> application of prohibited herbicides,to control vegetation in public spaces. To accomplish this <br /> end, this ordinance creates a list of prohibited herbicides, establishes a prohibition against their <br /> use by the County after a four-year transition period, and creates a vegetation management <br /> transition committee that will oversee the County's efforts to develop viable alternatives to the <br /> use of prohibited herbicides. At the end of the four-year transition period,the ban on County <br /> use of prohibited herbicides on the list will take effect and the transition committee will cease to <br /> exist. <br /> It is not the purpose of this ordinance to affect the use of prohibited herbicides by persons <br /> or entities other than the County. <br /> Section 14-142. Definitions. <br /> As used in this article,unless otherwise specified: <br /> "Eco-friendly products and methods"means products and methods that the County has <br /> determined are safe for use on County owned or maintained public parks and along all County <br /> owned or maintained roads, bikeways, sidewalks, trails, drainageways, and waterways. <br />