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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES             H.R. NO.              H.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                     HOUSE  RESOLUTION

REQUESTING HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO ASSIST IN
   RESOLVING THE FLOODING PROBLEM IN THE WAILUPE STREAM AREA.  




 1       WHEREAS, Wailupe stream is susceptible to flooding and
 2   currently has an erosion problem; and
 3   
 4       WHEREAS, due to erosion of the stream, some homeowners may
 5   experience loss of part of their property; and
 6   
 7       WHEREAS, the Army Corps of Engineers studied the problem
 8   but was not able to establish a federal interest in going on
 9   with the study or project, therefore the study was terminated;
10   and
11   
12       WHEREAS, the Corps found that the project did not meet the
13   benefit/cost ratio criteria; and
14   
15       WHEREAS, the Corps study did not take into account the
16   higher cost of construction in Hawaii; and
17   
18       WHEREAS, the homeowners near the stream are concerned that
19   there may be damage to their property if the erosion problem is
20   not fixed; now, therefore,
21   
22       BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the
23   Twentieth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session
24   of 1999, that Hawaii's congressional delegation is requested to
25   assist in resolving the flooding problem in the Wailupe stream
26   area; and
27   
28       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Department of Land and
29   Natural Resources and the City and County of Honolulu
30   Department of Design and Construction are requested to:
31   
32       1.  Update Hawaii's congressional delegation on the
33           problems related to Wailupe stream; 
34   
35       2.  Discuss the measures necessary to correct the problems;
36           and 
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 1       3.  Assist in urging the Army Corps of Engineers to: 
 2   
 3           a.  Re-evaluate the benefit/cost ratio criteria; 
 4   
 5           b.  Create plans, specifications and estimates for the
 6               Wailupe stream flood control project; and
 7   
 8           c.  Obtain funding for the planning and construction of
 9               the flood control project; 
10   
11   and
12   
13       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the department shall report
14   findings and recommendations to the legislature no later than
15   twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of
16   2000; and
17   
18       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this
19   resolution be submitted to the Governor, the Mayor of the City
20   and County of Honolulu, the Chair of the Board of Land and
21   Natural Resources, the Director of the City and County of
22   Honolulu Department of Design and Construction, the members of
23   Hawaii's congressional delegation and the Commander of the U.S.
24   Army Corps of Engineers.