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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 05, 2009

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

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

 

This notice changes the location to Conference Room 325

 

HB 1050

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY RESOURCES.

To comprehensively address deficiencies in Hawaii's energy resources coordination statutes. Provide policy guidance needed to provide adequate detail on the nature and relationship of the energy data analyses functions required of the state energy resources coordinator and energy program.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1116

Status

RELATING TO WATER POLLUTION.

Establish exempt positions entitled Total Maximum Daily Load Coordinator.

 

EEP, LAB, FIN

HB 1360

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

Requires the director of health to establish, by rule, motor vehicle emission standards by adopting the motor vehicle emission standards established by the State of California.

 

EEP, TRN, FIN

HB 1843

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Establishes comprehensive measures for increasing the production and use of renewable energy in the State.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1271

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.

Establishes the Hawaii energy and food security authority to plan, coordinate, and address Hawaii's energy and food security needs. Repeals the state program for energy planning and conservation. Imposes the environmental response and energy and food security tax. Makes the executive director of the authority the energy resources coordinator. Repeals the energy resources coordinator duties. Abolishes the agribusiness development corporation on 7/1/2011.

 

EEP, AGR, FIN

HB 545

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT LAW.

Requires a supplemental environmental assessment or supplemental environmental impact statement after the passage of 15 years from the date of the acceptance of the statement or the determination of a finding of no significant impact, if the proposed action is not completed.

 

EEP, JUD, FIN

HB 389

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT LAW.

Requires an environmental assessment for any development on lands with an average slope of 20% or greater.

 

EEP, WLO, 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; 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 586-8435 (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.

 

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Rep. Hermina Morita

Chair