Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 260

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


     Your Committee on Economic Development, to which was
referred Governor's Message No. 260, submitting for study and
consideration the nomination of:


                        JOHN JOSEPH MCHUGH, JR., PH.D., SUSAN
                        MILLER, BARRY MICHAEL BRENNAN, PH.D., for
                        terms to expire June 30, 2003, 

begs leave to report as follows:

     Upon review of the statements submitted by the nominees,
your Committee finds that the aforementioned nominees are
volunteers, willing to serve without compensation, and will work
with compassion and commitment to assist in administering a
government function.  Your Committee further finds that the
nominees have been appointed based upon their professional
credentials, integrity, and a desire to make Hawaii better
through their participation on the Advisory Committee on
Pesticides to which they have been nominated.

     The Department of Agriculture submitted testimony in support
of all the candidates.

     Your Committee notes the following specific qualifications
of the nominees:

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     Barry Michael Brennan, Ph.D., Department of Environmental
Biochemistry, University of Hawaii, is the Associate National
Program Leader for Pesticide Applicator Training and the
Pesticide Coordinator at the University.  With degrees from the
University of Hawaii and Arizona State University, Dr. Brennan
has extensive experience in the pesticide applicator training
programs at the federal, state, and agency level, and has
published and presented numerous papers on the topic of
pesticides.  Dr. Brennan is nominated to represent the University
of Hawaii.  A letter in support of Dr. Brennan was received from
the University's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human

     John Joseph McHugh, Jr., Ph.D., an independent consultant,
is nominated to represent the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation.  Dr.
McHugh has worked for the Hawaii Agriculture Research Center,
Sugarland Farms, and managed a watercress farm.  He has both a
research and a practical understanding of the pest control needs
of Hawaii's farmers, as well as a sound understanding of
pesticide requirements.  Dr. McHugh's appointment is supported by
the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation.

     Susan Miller is an independent consultant nominated by the
Sierra Club to represent environmental organizations.  Ms. Miller
has served as Director of the Hawaii Chapter of the National
Resources Defense Council, and has been active in representing
environmental interests in Hawaii for over twenty years.  Two
individuals submitted letters in support of Ms. Miller's

     Jacqueline A. Parnell, an Environmental Planner and Policy
Analyst, holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the
University of California.  Nominated by the League of Women
Voters to represent lay interests in a complex technical area,
Ms. Parnell has considerable experience in conducting public
information and education programs and extensive knowledge
concerning environmental programs.  Ms. Parnell's nomination is
supported by the League of Women Voters of Hawaii.

     Maurice Tamura, Program Manager, Food and Drug Branch, is
nominated to represent the Department of Health.  Through his
work, Mr. Tamura is responsible for the safety and labeling of
foods, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices, as well as the
monitoring of pesticide residues in foods and any necessary
regulatory actions.  A graduate of the University of Hawaii, is a
member of the Association of Food and Drug Officials, and has
held a variety of offices in the organization.  The Department of
Health submitted a letter of support for Mr. Tamura.

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     Your Committee has heard discussion regarding the workings
of the Pesticides Advisory Committee and current issues before
the Committee, including training for non-English speaking
farmers in the use of pesticides.  Your Committee is pleased to
find that Hawaii will be a recipient of federal funds for
pesticide use training programs, focusing on Filipino and Laotian
farmers, in the near future.  Your Committee is supportive of
these candidates and believes they bring a breadth and wealth of
experience to the workings of the Committee.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Economic Development that is attached to this
report, your Committee, after full consideration of the
background, character, experience, and qualifications of the
nominees, has found the nominees to be qualified for the
positions to which nominated and recommends that the Senate
advise and consent to the nominations.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Economic

                                   LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair

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