THE SENATE                           S.R. NO.              29
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                    SENATE  RESOLUTION

  REQUESTING SUPPORT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN
    ESTABLISHING A ROOFING MATERIAL RECYCLING PROGRAM.



 1        WHEREAS, roofing materials for both residential and
 2   commercial roofs are often composed of asphalt products
 3   including asphalt saturated felt, composition shingles,
 4   underlayments, and other items; and
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 6        WHEREAS, homeowners often re-roof their homes every ten
 7   years; and
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 9        WHEREAS, commercial buildings are often re-roofed every
10   ten years; and
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12        WHEREAS, old roofing material taken off roofs before
13   re-roofing is taken to landfills by contractors who pay fees in
14   order to dump these materials; and
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16        WHEREAS, the roofing industry desires to assist in the
17   state's recycling effort; and
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19        WHEREAS, it may be feasible to recycle roofing materials
20   into economically profitable products, thus saving the
21   contractor's money, providing a new industry for the State, and
22   decreasing the burden on landfills in the State; now,
23   therefore, 
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25        BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twentieth Legislature
26   of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1999, that the
27   Department of Health (Department) study the feasibility of
28   recycling roofing materials into economically viable products;
29   and
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31        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Department consult with
32   appropriate government agencies and private industry in
33   conducting this study; and
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35        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Department report its
36   findings to the Legislature twenty days before the convening of

 
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 1   the Regular Session of 2000; and
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 3        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this
 4   Resolution be transmitted to the Director of Health and the
 5   Hawaii Roofing Contractors Association.
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