Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 203

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Labor and Environment, to which was
referred Governor's Message No. 203, submitting for study and
consideration the nomination of:


     GENEVIEVE SALMONSON, for terms to expire June 30, 1999, and
     June 30, 2003,

begs leave to report as follows:

     Upon review of the background information submitted by the
nominee, your Committee finds that Genevieve Salmonson is an
experienced professional with six years experience as General
Manager of Honolulu Recovery Systems, Inc.  In her capacity as
General Manager, she supervised twenty-five employees in
coordinating sales and marketing efforts for one of Hawaii's
leading refuse management and recycling companies.  Previous to
this she was Vice President of United Tire and Recapping Co.,
Ltd.  She supervised six employees in coordinating marketing and

     Ms. Salmonson serves on the State Task Force to Reduce Solid
Waste Partnership for the Environment.  She has also served on
the Clean Hawaii Center Board of Directors.  She participated in
re-writing the State's integrated solid waste recycling policies
as well as producing draft legislation to reduce the volume of
solid waste produced in Hawaii.

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     Testimony in support of Ms. Salmonson was received from the
current Director of the Office of Environmental Quality Control,
the Energy Conservation Branch Manager of the Department of
Business, Economic Development, and Tourism, a Councilmember of
the City and County of Honolulu, Tomra Pacific, Inc., Kano
Trucking, Maui Research and Technology Center, and three
individuals.  The Environmental Center offered comments regarding
the nomination.

     Ms. Salmonson represented herself as a fair and diligent
person who would bring intelligence and diligence to the
position.  While awaiting confirmation, she has met with the
outgoing director, members of the environmental community, and
other state agencies.  She has expressed her commitment to work
closely with the community to continue and enhance the role of
the Office of Environmental Quality Control as an information
office and environmental watch dog.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Labor and Environment that is attached to this
report, your Committee, after full consideration of the
background, character, experience, and qualifications of the
nominee, has found the nominee to be qualified for the position
to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and
consent to the nomination.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Labor and

                                   BOB NAKATA, Chair

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