Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  S.B. No. 1404
                                        S.D. 1

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 S.B. No. 1404 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure is to define "recycled water"
and "reclaimed water" as wastewater that is suitable for a direct
beneficial use or a controlled use.

     Testimony in support of this measure with amendments was
received from the Department of Health, the Department of
Environmental Services and the Board of Water Supply of the City
and County of Honolulu.  Testimony in opposition to the measure
was received from Waimanalo Citizens for a Healthy Future.

     Your Committee finds that the promotion of recycled and
reclaimed wastewater assists the State in conserving its limited
water resources and enhancing the quality of Hawaii's waters.
Adding a definition of recycled and reclaimed water clarifies the
beneficial uses of this type of water.

     Your Committee finds, however, that a definition of
reclaimed and recycled water must recognize that there are
several categories, or levels of treatment, of recycled water.
The Department of Health needs to establish rules which recognize
these different categories, in order to protect public health,
the environment, while at the same time, encourage the use of
recycled water.

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     Your Committee has amended the measure by revising the
definition contained in this measure per the Department of Health
and the City Department of Environmental Services to read:

          ""Recycled water" and "reclaimed water" means
     wastewater that by design has been treated at a
     treatment works and is intended or used for a
     beneficial purpose.  The definition and requirements of
     different categories of recycled water and reclaimed
     water, which recognize different levels of treatment
     and purposes, shall be established by rules by the

     Members of your Committee asked for clarification of the
phrase "treatment works" as used in the amended definition.  Upon
further investigation, your Committee finds that "treatment
works" is defined in section 11-62-03, Hawaii Administrative
Rules, as any treatment unit and its associated collection system
and disposal system, excluding individual wastewater systems.
"Treatment unit", as defined in section 11-62-03, Hawaii
Administrative Rules, means any plant, facility, or equipment
used in the treatment of wastewater including the necessary
pumps, power equipment, blowers, motors, holding tanks, flow
splitter, and other process equipment.

     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. 1404, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass
Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1404,
S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.

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

                                   BOB NAKATA, Chair

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