Report Title:

Pilotage Waters; Boundary Extension

Description:

Extends the boundary of pilotage waters in Hawaii.

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2035

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to pilotage waters.

 

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

SECTION 1. Section 462A-17, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"462A-17 Description of pilotage waters. (a) Pilotage waters as established under this chapter shall be [the waters of the State described as follows:

(1) Port Allen: All waters inside a line drawn from Puolu Point to Weli Point.

(2) Nawiliwili: All waters inside a line drawn from Ninini Point to Kawaii Point.

(3) Honolulu: All waters inside a line drawn from Diamond Head Light, 278 true, to the intersection of a line drawn from the seaward edge of the reef runway at Latitude 21-18.2' North and Longitude 157-55.6' West, 180 true.

(4) Kahului: All waters inside a line drawn from Waiehu Point to Waihee Reef Lighted Buoy 2 in Latitude 20 55.9' North and Longitude 156 28.5' West and thence to Papaula Point.

(5) Hilo: All waters inside a line drawn from the outer extremity of the Hilo Bay breakwater to Paukaa Point Light.

(6) Kawaihae: All waters inside a line drawn from the outer extremity of the Kawaihae Harbor breakwater due West to Longitude 155 51' West, thence due North to Latitude 2003' North and thence due East to where it intersects with the shoreline.

(7) Barbers Point: All waters inside a line drawn from the northernmost refinery tower, 250 true, to the intersection of a line drawn tangentially to Maile Point, 165 true.]

all coastal waters within one mile of the coastline of the islands of Hawaii, Kaho'olawe, Molokini, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, and Ni'ihau; provided that the pilotage requirements of this chapter shall not apply to the following:

(1) Traffic arriving and departing from Pearl Harbor from the position "PH" to the Pearl Harbor main ship channel; and

(2) Vessels approaching from seaward, departing to seaward, and moored within the two offshore oil tanker moorings located south of Barbers Point;

(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), pilotage waters of the State shall include the following:

(1) All State designated anchorages and coastal areas where vessels may anchor, including but not limited to the ports of Honolulu, Barbers Point Deep Draft, Lahaina, Kahului, Kailua Kona, Hilo, Port Allen, Kawaihae, and Kanakakai, regardless of distance from shore;

(2) Kahului: All waters inside a line drawn from Waiehu Point to Waihee Reef Lighted Buoy 2 in Latitude 20 55.9' North and Longitude 156 28.5' West and thence to Papaula Point, regardless of distance from shore; and

(3) Barbers Point: All waters inside a line drawn from the northernmost refinery tower, 250 true, to the intersection of a line drawn tangentially to Maile Point, 165 true, regardless of distance from shore.

(c) The department shall establish pilot stations at locations selected in the discretion of the department."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

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