Report Title:

Safe Harbor Agreements

 

Description:

Clarifies the definition of landowner eligible for coverage under safe harbor agreements and habitat conservation plans. Establishes consistent standards and processes for both public and private lands; clarifies that confidentiality protection is for private lands. (SD2)

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2810

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

S.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF LANDOWNER FOR SAFE HARBOR AGREEMENTS AND HABITAT CONSERVATION PLANS.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Section 195D-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending the definition of "landowner" to read as follows:

""Landowner" means [the owner of the fee simple interest in private land;] an owner of land or any estate or interest in that land when acting with the fee owner's consent;"

SECTION 2. Section 195D-24, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]195D-24[]] Confidentiality. All information submitted to the board by a landowner pursuant to section 195D-21 or 195D-22, in the course of preparing a habitat conservation plan or safe harbor agreement[,] for private lands, respectively, shall be kept confidential until notice of the proposed plan or agreement is published in the periodic bulletins of the office of environmental quality control. The precise location of any threatened or endangered species may remain confidential."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.