STAND. COM. REP. NO.2155
RE: S.B. No. 2908
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water, Land, Energy and Environment, to which was referred S.B. No. 2908 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR CENTRAL OAHU RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL FACILITY, INC.,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to authorize $25,000,000 in special purpose revenue bonds to assist Central Oahu Recycling and Disposal Facility, Inc., in acquiring land, planning, designing, and constructing a private solid waste recycling and disposal facility on Oahu.
Testimony in support of this measure was received from Central Oahu Recycling & Disposal Facility, Inc., and Eco-Feed, Inc. The Department of Health submitted comments.
Your Committee finds that currently, only about thirty per cent of Oahu's solid waste is being actively recycled, lagging far behind the State's goal to recycle fifty per cent of its solid waste by year 2000. In addition, Oahu is experiencing a severe shortage of landfill space at its current facility.
Your Committee is supportive of efforts to increase recycling and reduce landfill usage, providing both environmental and economic benefits to the State.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water, Land, Energy and Environment that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2908 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water, Land, Energy and Environment,
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair