Effective March 20, 2020 – In accordance with the State’s efforts and the Governor’s plan to slow the spread of COVID-19, please be advised that:
The majority of the Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office (HEER) staff are currently teleworking. The HEER Office will continue its operations with a reduced number of staff physically located at the office. Please be aware that there may be some delays while we transition to this new mode of work. However, we will try our best to continue to serve you in an effective manner.

To minimize personal contact and promote social distancing we are suspending in-person meetings and walk-in service. We ask that you call or email us and refrain from visiting our office.

Staff will continue to be available for assistance by phone (808) 586-4249 during normal business hours (Monday–Friday, 7:45 am–4:30 pm, excluding holidays) or by email.

We encourage you to submit documents through e-permitting.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these times. As the situation regarding Covid-19 evolves, we will keep you informed of any changes to our procedures. Please take care and stay safe.

The Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response (HEER) Office provides state leadership, support and partnership in preventing, planning for, responding to, and enforcing environmental laws relating to releases or threats of releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants.

The HEER Office reports directly to the Environmental Health Administration Deputy Director. Learn more about what we do.