HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES             H.R. NO.              88
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                H.D.1
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                     HOUSE RESOLUTION
REQUESTING THE U.S. MILITARY AND THE AGENCIES OF THE STATE AND
   COUNTIES OF HAWAII TO EMULATE THE U.S. AIR FORCE IN ITS
   EFFORT TO INFORM AND PARTNER WITH THE COMMUNITY REGARDING
   THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION OF AIR FORCE BASES IN THE 15TH
   AIR BASE WING COMMAND. 


 1       WHEREAS, the United States Air Force has the responsibility
 2   of restoring the environment to its highest and best use on its
 3   bases in the 15th Air Base Wing Command by cleaning up the
 4   toxic waste and properly disposing of the contaminants; and
 5   
 6       WHEREAS, the United States Air Force 15th Air Base Wing
 7   Command is doing an exemplary job as it continues to research
 8   innovative technologies in its efforts to restore the
 9   environment to its highest and best use; and
10   
11       WHEREAS, the United States Air Force 15th Air Base Wing
12   Command has formed a true partnership with the community in the
13   environmental restoration process via the Restoration Advisory
14   Board and has been open to all interested community members who
15   wish to participate in meetings and site visits; and
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17       WHEREAS while the other branches of the United States
18   Military have similar Restoration Advisory Boards, they have
19   been less open with interested members of the community; and
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21       WHEREAS the State and counties of Hawaii have started new
22   initiatives, such as the Department of Health's Hawaii Source
23   Water Assessment Program, the Solid Waste Advisory Group, and
24   the County Development Plans and Visioning session; now,
25   therefore,
26   
27       BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the
28   Twentieth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session
29   of 1999, that all branches of the military with bases in Hawaii
30   and all state and County agencies emulate the true partnership
31   that the United States Air Force 15th Air Base Wing Command has
32   so aptly demonstrated in its Restoration Advisory Board process
33   by:
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35       (1)  Inviting the community-at-large to participate
36            meaningfully;

 
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 2       (2)  Implementing suggestions from the community; and
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 4       (3)  Opening its process to inspection by all interested
 5            community members; 
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 7   and
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 9       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this
10   Resolution be transmitted to the U.S. Department of Defense,
11   the U.S. Secretary of Defense, the members of Hawaii's
12   Congressional Delegation, the Adjutant General, the Commander
13   in Chief of the Pacific, the Director of Health, the
14   Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, the
15   Director of Public Safety, and the Director of Transportation.