HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2010

 

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:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

TIME:

8:30a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2497

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.

Authorizes issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for Carbon Bio-Engineers, Inc., for development of non-fossil fuel energy production.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2628

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST HONOLULU SEAWATER AIR CONDITIONING LLC PROJECTS ON THE ISLAND OF OAHU.

Extends the authorization to issue special purpose revenue bonds for Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning LLC.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2631

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY INDUSTRY REPORTING.

Establishes the energy industry monitoring and analysis program within DBEDT. Suspends the petroleum industry monitoring and reporting program in the PUC.

 

EEP, CPC/JUD, FIN

HB 2971

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITY SITING PROCESS.

Requires the energy resources coordinate to include representatives from the island where a renewable energy facility is proposed to be included in determining terms and conditions of permit plan. Adds community benefits agreements as subject to determination by government agencies, applicant, and residents.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2643

Status

RELATING TO CLEAN ENERGY BONDS.

Establishes a property assessed clean energy bond financing program for renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvements on residential and commercial properties, and authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds to finance the program.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2644

Status

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE.

Applies the solid waste disposal surcharge to waste that is deposited in a landfill, incinerator, or waste-to-energy facility, and applies the surcharge to waste that is shipped out of state for disposal.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2427

Status

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT.

Changes the interval between revisions of county solid waste management plans from 5 to 10 years and as necessary.

 

EEP

HB 2125

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Requires businesses in the State to collect an offset fee for each plastic disposable checkout bag distributed to customers.

 

EEP, EBM, 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: 25 copies (including an original) to Room 317 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-9608 (for Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web);; or

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from the Web page at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony.

 

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 586-8435or 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