2011 Hawaii Code
127. Disaster Relief
§127-4 Additional disaster relief powers of the director.

HI Rev Stat § 127-4 (2011 through Reg Sess) What's This?

§127-4 Additional disaster relief powers of the director. In performing the director's duties under this chapter, the director of disaster relief may:

(1) Make, amend, and rescind, with the approval of the governor, all orders, rules, and regulations necessary to carry out this chapter. Chapter 91 shall not apply to such orders, rules or regulations.

(2) Prepare comprehensive plans and programs for disaster relief, these plans and programs to be integrated and coordinated with the plans of the federal government to the fullest possible extent, and coordinate the preparation of plans and programs for disaster relief by the political subdivisions of the State, the plans to be integrated into and coordinated with the disaster relief plan and program of the State to the fullest possible extent.

(3) In accordance with the plans and programs for disaster relief, procure supplies and equipment, institute public information and training programs, and take all other preparatory steps including the partial or full mobilization of disaster relief organizations in advance of actual disaster to insure the furnishing of adequately trained and equipped disaster relief units in time of need.

(4) Make such studies and surveys of the industries, resources, and facilities in this State as may be necessary to ascertain the capabilities of the State for disaster relief, and plan for the most efficient emergency use thereof.

(5) Coordinate mutual aid plans between political subdivisions.

(6) Delegate any administrative authority vested in the director under this chapter, and provide for the subdelegation of any authority. [L 1949, c 320, §6; RL 1955, §358-5; HRS §127-4; am L 1971, c 99, §1; gen ch 1985]

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