HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Hermina M. Morita, Chair

Rep. Denny Coffman, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Rida Cabanilla

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Pono Chong

Rep. Roland D. Sagum, III

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Ken Ito

 

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER, LAND, & OCEAN RESOURCES

Rep. Ken Ito, Chair

Rep. Sharon E. Har, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Rida Cabanilla

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Rep. Hermina M. Morita

Rep. Pono Chong

Rep. Roland D. Sagum, III

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Chris Lee

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

TIME:

10:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

This notice has been amended by adding HB 640 to the agenda

and offering Proposed HB 245 HD1 for submission of public testimony.

 

HB 245

(HSCR384)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES.

Proposed HD1: Allows the development of renewable energy facilities on conservation and agricultural districts and special management areas; provided that the facilities comply with all applicable regulatory laws. (Proposed HD1)

 

AGR/WLO, EEP

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 314 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

HB 1351, HD1

(HSCR346)

Status

RELATING TO PRIVATE AGRICULTURAL PARKS.

Allows owners of contiguous parcels within the agricultural district to establish private agricultural parks registered with the Department of Agriculture. Specifies activities within a private agricultural park. (HB1351 HD1)

 

AGR, EEP/WLO

 

The following measure has been added to the agenda:

 

HB 640

Status

 

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.

Excludes the installation and development of infrastructure and utilities within a public right-of-way or highway as the use of state or county lands for purposes of requiring an environmental assessment.

 

EEP/WLO

HB 589

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES.

Exempts renewable energy facilities from subdivision requirements; defines "subdivision requirements".

 

WLO/EEP

HB 590

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES.

Shortens time within which a state or county agency may process and approve or deny any permit plan application for a renewable energy facility.

 

WLO/EEP

 

 

 

 

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; and

     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 317 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-9608 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

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

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

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.

 

Selected meetings are broadcast live. Check the current legislative broadcast schedule on the "Capitol TV" Web site at www.capitoltv.org OR call 550-8074.

 

 

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Rep. Ken Ito

Chair

 

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Rep. Hermina Morita

Chair