Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Final Vog Meeting Set for Monday

WHAT: The House Special Committee on Vog Effects will hold its final meeting to follow up with county, state and federal agencies on vog-related issues, including public safety, health, water quality, impacts on agriculture and the economy, and to discuss its recommendations for action. Immediately following the meeting, Chair Robert Herkes will hold a media availability to address concerns on the state's handling of and response to the vog health and safety issue.

WHEN: Monday, September 22, 2008

Meeting: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Media Availability: 12:30 p.m. or immediately following the meeting

WHERE: State Capitol, Room 325

WHO: The following have been invited to participate:

US Geological Survey, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
US Department of Agriculture
Office of the Governor
Department of Agriculture
Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
Department of Defense
Department of Education
Department of Health
Charter School Administrative Office
Hawaii Tourism Authority
UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
County of Hawaii
Hawaii Island Economic Development Board
Hawaii Association of Realtors
Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation – Big Island Farm Bureau
Hawaii Health Systems Corporation
Hawaii Medical Service Association
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii

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