HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER, LAND, & OCEAN RESOURCES

Rep. Jerry L. Chang, Chair

Rep. Sharon E. Har, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Ken Ito

 

 

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:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

TIME:

11:15 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2782, SD2

(SSCR2674)

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Proposed HD1: Appropriates funds to the department of land and natural resources for watershed protection in part I. Establishes statutorily the division of aquatic resources under the department of land and natural resources in part II.

 

WLO/EEP, FIN

SB 580, SD2

(SSCR769)

Status

RELATING TO AQUATIC LIFE.

Proposed HD1: Establishes two new marine life conservation districts on the island of Maui in part I. Establishes statutorily the division of aquatic resources under the department of land and natural resources in part II.

 

WLO, FIN

SB 755, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1193)

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Proposed HD2: Part II temporarily makes the office of planning responsible for the issuance of special management area permits and shoreline setback variances for state projects. Part III temporarily exempts airport structures and improvements from the special management area permit and shoreline setback variance requirements when the structures and improvements are necessary to comply with FAA regulations. Part IV temporarily authorizes the department of land and natural resources and department of transportation, with the approval of the governor, to exempt department projects from the special management area permit and shoreline setback variance requirements. Part V exempts all work involving submerged lands used for state commercial harbor purposes from any permit and site plan review requirements for lands in the conservation district. Part VI temporarily authorizes a more streamlined process for exempting state and county projects from the environmental review process of chapter 343, HRS, and reduces the deadline for challenging the lack of an environmental assessment for a state or county project.

 

Pending Re-Referral:

WLO/EEP, FIN

Copies of the proposed HD1 for SB2782 SD2; proposed HD1 for SB580SD2; and proposed HD2 for SB755 SD2 HD1 are available in room 438 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

DECISION-MAKING ONLY ON THE FOLLOWING BILLS THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY HEARD ON MARCH 16, 2012. NOT TESTIMONY WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 

SB 2678, SD2

(SSCR2634)

Status

RELATING TO HONOULIULI.

Requires DLNR to establish a Honouliuli park site project advisory group to develop recommendations to leverage county, state, federal, and private funding for an educational resource center at the Honouliuli site; requires report to 2013 legislature; appropriates an unspecified sum for deposit into the Hawaii historic preservation special fund; requires moneys to be expended to accelerate the collection, preservation, and organization of resources related to the World War II internment experience in Hawaii. (SD2)

 

WLO, FIN

SB 2335

(SSCR2476)

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREAS.

Clarifies definition of "development" for purposes of special management area permitting by counties.

 

WLO/EEP, FIN

SB 2918, SD2

(SSCR2805)

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

Transfers the management responsibilities and development rights of the stadium authority for certain parcels of land to the public land development corporation. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

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.

 

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Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to WLOtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov; or

PAPER: 4 copies (including an original) to Room 438 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8504 (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 10MB in size, transmit from 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.

 

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Rep. Denny Coffman

Chair

 

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Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Chair