STAND. COM. REP. NO. 211

                                   Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  S.B. No. 1024
                                        S.D. 1




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

Sir:

     Your Committee on Labor and Environment, to which was
referred S.B. No. 1024 entitled: 

     "A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ENVIRONMENT,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure is to regulate private cesspool,
wastewater, and sludge pumping and hauling operations under the
water pollution control statute rather than the statute relating
to the certification of wastewater treatment personnel.  The
measure also includes the management of domestic sewage and
animal wastewater under the purview of the water pollution
control statute.

     Testimony in support of this measure with amendments was
received by the Department of Health.

     Your Committee finds that this measure gives the Department
of Health the ability to more effectively control illegal dumping
by private pumpers of wastewater.  Your Committee is in agreement
with the amendments proposed by the Department of Health and has
amended the measure by:

     (1)  Adding a definition of "recycled water" to the water
          pollution control statute; and

     (2)  Including recycled water in the management practices
          that are under the purview of the water pollution
          control statute.

 
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     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 is in accord with the intent and purpose
of S.B. No. 1024, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass
Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1024,
S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

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



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                                   BOB NAKATA, Chair

 
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