STAND. COM. REP. NO.345-02
RE: H.B. No. 1816
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water and Land Use, to which was referred H.B. No. 1816 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to provide adequate public notification of proposed shoreline certifications by requiring the applicant to mail copies of the application to the county planning department and neighboring property owners within three hundred feet of the applicant's property. The application must also be published in the Office of Environmental Quality Control's (OEQC) bulletin.
The Office of Planning supported the intent of this measure.
Currently, the burden is on neighboring property owners to learn about applications for shoreline certifications through OEQC's periodic bulletin, The Environmental Notice. Your Committee finds that shoreline certifications are too important for the burden to be placed on neighboring property owners.
Your Committee has amended this bill by:
(1) Requiring the applicant to only notify abutting property owners instead of all shoreline property owners within 300 feet of the applicant's property;
(2) Allowing notification to be sent to a board or association of an affected condominium property regime or cooperative housing corporation in lieu of individual owners; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments to correct technical drafting errors.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water and Land Use that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1816, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1816, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land Use,
EZRA KANOHO, Chair