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 12, 2009

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 61

Status

RELATING TO NOISE.

Requires department of health to change its decibel weighting system from the dBA system to the dBC system for purpose of community noise control.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 64

Status

RELATING TO NOISE.

Prohibits as disorderly conduct the operation of a leaf blower between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on any day of the week.

 

EEP, JUD

HB 1332

Status

RELATING TO NOISE POLLUTION.

Requires the Department of Health to establish rules requiring the use of mufflers on yard equipment, where applicable.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1124

Status

RELATING TO UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.

Ensure compliance with the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C. 15801.

 

EEP, JUD

HB 574

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM.

Extends the reverse vending machine rebate program and increases the financial incentives. Appropriates moneys to the counties to plan and operate county recycling programs.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1164

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW.

Authorizes an agency to transfer the responsibility for preparing and funding Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements to a user for its use of state or county lands or new improvements to be constructed with state or county funds necessary to accommodate the user's operations.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1336

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST DIAMOND HEAD RENEWABLE RESOURCES, LLC.

Provides for the issuance of $144,000,000 in special purpose revenue bonds to assist Diamond Head Renewable Resources, LLC.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1483

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR BETTER PLACE HAWAII, INC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Better Place Hawaii, Inc. in the planning, designing, construction, and development of transportation infrastructure, equipment, and apparatus to support electric vehicles in Hawaii.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1627

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.

Authorizes special purpose revenue bonds for Carbon Diversion Inc. for development of non-fossil fuel energy production.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1628

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST BIOENERGY HAWAII, LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist BioEnergy Hawaii, LLC establish a cogeneration facility and related energy production facilities

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1678

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.

Authorizes special purpose revenue bonds for LifeGrid Solutions, LLC for development of non-fossil fuel energy production.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1682, HD1

(HSCR112)

Status

RELATING TO STATE ENTERPRISE ZONES.

Allows LLCs and renewable energy producers to qualify for EZ benefits; extends EZ tax benefits for manufacturing and agricultural businesses, for an additional seven years; allows receipts, sales, and employees of a business's establishments in all EZs within one county to count towards EZ qualifications; exempts payments for construction for a business approved for enrollment in the EZ Program from the general excise tax. (HB1682 HD1)

 

EBM/AGR, EEP, 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 586-9608(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.

 

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Rep. Hermina Morita

Chair