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, February 14, 2012

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2670

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Establishes the negotiated partner approach pilot program for energy savings contracts, which allows agencies to forego requests for proposals and negotiate directly with qualified vendors. Requires the pilot program to be operational from 7/1/12 to 6/30/14.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2669

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Creates an income tax credit for development and construction costs for qualifying biofuel production facilities. Repeals 1/1/2017. Defines "oil refinery". Clarifies that an environmental assessment is required for an action proposing the expansion of an existing oil refinery.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2611

(HSCR129-12)

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.

Permanently amend chapter 343, Hawaii Revised Statutes to clarify current exemptions for secondary actions and require that applicants prepare environmental assessments when required.

 

TRN, EEP, JUD

HB 2249

Status

RELATING TO LANDFILLS.

Requires permitted landfills to track and report the types of alternate daily covers used. Places a preference on the disposal of residual recycling waste in landfills and incinerators and requires state and county agencies to accept such disposals.

 

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.

 

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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

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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.

 

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Rep. Denny Coffman

Chair