CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT NO.54

                            Honolulu, Hawaii
                                            , 1999

                            RE:   H.B. No. 1142
                                  H.D. 3
                                  S.D. 2
                                  C.D. 1




Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii

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

Sir:

     Your Committee on Conference on the disagreeing vote of the
House of Representatives to the amendments proposed by the Senate
in H.B. No. 1142, H.D. 3, S.D. 2, entitled:

    "A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ENVIRONMENT,"

having met, and after full and free discussion, has agreed to
recommend and does recommend to the respective Houses the final
passage of this bill in an amended form.

    The purpose of this bill is to modify the wastewater
treatment law by:

    (1)  Transferring the certification of cesspool pumping
         operations from the State Board of Certification to the
         Department of Health;

    (2)  Expanding the Department of Health's authority to
         regulate domestic sewage and recycled water;

    (3)  Providing for consistent wastewater penalties; and


 
 
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    (4)  Allowing for search warrants to investigate wastewater
         spills.

    Your Committee has amended the measure by:

    (1)  Deleting the definitions of "recycled water" and
         "reclaimed water"; and

    (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the
         purpose of clarity.

    Your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent and
purpose of H.B. No. 1142, H.D. 3, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and
recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached hereto
as H.B. No. 1142, H.D. 3, S.D. 2, C.D. 1.

                                   Respectfully submitted,

MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE        MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE
           SENATE                              HOUSE
                                   
                                   
                                   
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BOB NAKATA, Co-Chair               HERMINA M. MORITA, Co-Chair
                                   
                                   
                                   
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MATTHEW M. MATSUNAGA, Co-Chair     PAUL T. OSHIRO, Co-Chair
                                   
                                   
                                   
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LES IHARA, JR., Member             BRIAN SCHATZ, Co-Chair
                                   
                                   
                                   
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BRIAN KANNO, Member                ROY M. TAKUMI, Member
                                   
                                   
                                   
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SAM SLOM, Member                   CYNTHIA THIELEN, Member