HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Denny Coffman, Chair

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

TIME:

8:15 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2525

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRICITY.

Authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to develop, adopt, and enforce reliability standards for electric systems, and to oversee electric grid access; authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to contract for the performance of related duties with a party to be named the Hawaii Electricity Reliability Administrator. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2490

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC UTILITIES.

Authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to allow electric utility companies to recover all non-energy power purchase costs from long-term power purchase agreements, thus mitigating associated imputed debt or debt equivalence. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2043

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Requires the PUC to direct electric utilities to place special emphasis on utilizing renewable energy sources when crafting integrated resource plans.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2041

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRICITY.

Prohibits exclusivity or curtailment provisions in power purchase agreements between an electric utility and producers of electricity generated from geothermal steam or nonfossil fuel sources.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 2663

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.

Includes a high-voltage electric transmission cable system for interisland transmission of electricity in the definition of "public utility", regardless of whether the electricity is generated using nonfossil fuels, provided that the PUC finds that regulation is in the public interest.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2166

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC WASTE.

Requires electronic device manufacturers to: (1) provide for either monthly collection events or regular collection sites within 60 miles of high population density areas; and (2) report weight of electronic devices recycled by county and type of device.

 

EEP, ERB, FIN

HB 2117

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the director of health to set a maximum contaminant level for hexavalent chromium at 0.06 parts per billion and clarifies that state primary drinking water regulations may be more stringent than the national regulations, if the director deems more stringent regulations are necessary to protect public health.

 

EEP, FIN

 

 

 

The following bill(s) is for decision-making purposes only to insert substantive provisions into the short form bill. A public hearing will be scheduled at a later date, at which time testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 425

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.

Amends the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to public utilities.

 

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: 1 copies (including an original) to Room 314 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8437(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/submittestimony.aspx.

 

 

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 586-9605or 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. Denny Coffman

Chair