REPORT TITLE:
Conservation districts


DESCRIPTION:
Exempts landowners in conservation districts from having to
obtain a permit to construct or operate hydroelectric facilities
on their property.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.370        
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 183C, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated
 
 3 and to read as follows:
 
 4      "183C-    Hydroelectric facility; exemption.  An owner of
 
 5 property located in a conservation district shall be exempt from
 
 6 any permit required for any reason under this chapter for the
 
 7 construction and operation of a hydroelectric facility located on
 
 8 the property if:
 
 9      (1)  The water source of the hydroelectric facility is
 
10           located on the property; and
 
11      (2)  The electricity generated by the hydroelectric facility
 
12           is consumed entirely by uses on the property.
 
13      For the purposes of this section, "hydroelectric facility"
 
14 means a device or machine that generates electricity from the
 
15 energy of falling water or any other hydraulic source."
 
16      SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
17      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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19                           INTRODUCED BY:  _______________________