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THE SENATE                           S.R. NO.              S.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                    SENATE  RESOLUTION

  REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO STUDY THE
    FEASIBILITY OF NOISE MITIGATION AT HILO AIRPORT.



 1        WHEREAS, the Hilo Airport was constructed in the 1930s;
 2   and
 3     
 4        WHEREAS, the residential and commercial population in the
 5   city of Hilo has increased since the Hilo Airport was built;
 6   and
 7   
 8        WHEREAS, daily take-off and landing of aircraft have
 9   increased from 46,953 in 1967 to 101,521 in 1997; and 
10   
11        WHEREAS, the current aircraft landing and departure
12   patterns for the Hilo Airport result in aircraft flying over
13   both residential and commercial populations; and 
14   
15        WHEREAS, the noise from aircraft causes great disturbances
16   for the people of Hilo; and
17   
18        WHEREAS, the Department of Transportation has attempted to
19   mitigate the aircraft noise from the Hilo Airport by moving
20   more flight patterns over the ocean; and 
21   
22        WHEREAS, despite these mitigative actions, aircraft noise
23   is still disruptive for the city of Hilo; and
24   
25        WHEREAS, it has become obvious that further study is
26   needed to look at both short- and long-term solutions to remedy
27   the aircraft noise from the Hilo Airport; now, therefore,
28   
29        BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twentieth Legislature
30   of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1999, that the
31   Department of Transportation is requested to conduct a study to
32   examine the feasibility of noise mitigation at the Hilo
33   Airport; and
34   
35        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Director of
36   Transportation, after consultation with the airport manager of

 
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 1   the Hilo Airport, is requested to report findings and
 2   recommendations to the Legislature prior to the convening of
 3   the Regular Session of 2000; and
 4   
 5        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this
 6   Resolution be transmitted to the Director of Transportation and
 7   the airport manager of the Hilo Airport.