HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Hermina M. Morita, Chair

Rep. Mele Carroll, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Roland D. Sagum, III

Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Michael Y. Magaoay

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

TIME:

8:30 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2102

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Establishes the Hawaii clean vehicle incentive program to encourage consumers to purchase motor vehicles with low greenhouse gas emissions. Creates special fund to receive surcharges and fund rebates.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2903

RELATING TO VERTICAL AXIS WIND TURBINES.

Prohibits any county from prohibiting the installation of vertical axis wind turbines in any area zoned residential, where the vertical axis wind turbines meet certain size, output, and noise restrictions.

 

EEP, WLH, JUD

HB 2554

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Permits small wind energy systems in all land use districts where structures of any sort are allowed except for the conservation district unless permitted by the department of land and natural resources.

 

EEP, WLH

HB 2919

RELATING TO AIR POLLUTION CONTROL.

Prohibits cruise ships from burning bunker fuel as an air pollutant within five miles of Nawiliwili harbor; defines bunker fuel oil.

 

EEP, TAC, TRN

HB 3063

RELATING TO PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS FOR PAY AS YOU SAVE.

Expands the successful "Pay As You Save" solar water heater program to photovoltaic systems that convert sunshine into electricity, allowing users to pay each month through their electricity bill.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 3068

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Requires that the renewable portfolio standards of 20 per cent by 2020 be met by classic electricity generation from renewable sources.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 3079

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Clarifies provisions of chapter 269, Part VII, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to the administration and use of moneys supporting energy-efficiency and demand-side management programs and services.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 3151

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC PERMITTING FEES

Allows certain Department of Health environmental programs to conduct business electronically and withhold sufficient moneys to cover the cost of electronic and credit card provider services.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 3160

RELATING TO CRUISE SHIPS

Transfers the cruise ship air emission provisions from HRS, chapter 342D, Water Pollution, to HRS, chapter 342B, Air Pollution Control.

 

EEP, TAC/TRN, FIN

HB 3211

RELATING TO CLOTHESLINES.

Allows for the use of clotheslines on any privately owned single-family residential dwelling, with limited restrictions.

 

EEP, HSH, FIN

HB 3407

RELATING TO GASOLINE DEALERS.

Repeals the service station anti-encroachment laws.

 

EEP, CPC, JUD

HB 2434

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Requires retailers in the State to distribute only recyclable, reusable, or compostable checkout bags.

 

EEP, EDB, FIN

HB 2495

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE.

Prohibits the use of polystyrene foam as a disposable food service-ware product.

 

EEP, EDB/AGR, FIN

HB 2508

RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM.

Requires retail dealers with more than 75,000 square feet of retail space to operate redemption centers. Effective 10/1/08.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2509

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC DEVICE RECYCLING.

Establishes a state program for collection, recycling, enforcement, and monitoring of covered electronic devices; establishes program funding through the electronic device recycling fund.

 

EEP, CPC/JUD, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number;

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in one of the following ways:

PAPER: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 405 in the State Capitol; or

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to EEPtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-8435 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Hermina Morita

Chair