Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 1142
                                     H.D. 3

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


     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No.
1142, H.D. 2, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to:

     (1)  Place certification of cesspool pumping firms with the
          Department of Health (DOH) to provide more effective
          control over illegal dumping;

     (2)  Expand DOH's authority to include management practices
          relating to water pollution;

     (3)  Place domestic sewage, recycled water, and animal
          wastewater dumping under the water pollution provisions
          of Chapter 342D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, thereby
          subjecting knowing violations of rules to criminal
          penalties; and

     (4)  Make explicit DOH's authority to deal with recycled

     The DOH testified in support of this measure.  The City and
County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services, the
Hawaii Farm Bureau, the Hawaii Agriculture Research Center, and
the Hawaii Pork Industry Association commented on this bill.

                                 STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1074
                                 Page 2

     Your Committee has amended this bill by:

     (1)  Excluding animal wastewater from the types of
          management practices controlled under Chapter 342D,
          Hawaii Revised Statutes;
     (2)  Revising the definition of "recycled water" or
          "reclaimed water" by clarifying that the wastewater has
          been treated at a treatment works;

     (3)  Deleting references to management practices relating to
          water pollution; and

     (4)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for style
          and clarity.
     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No.
1142, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass
Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1142, H.D.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Finance,

                                   DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair