THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER AND LAND

Senator Malama Solomon, Chair

Senator Brickwood Galuteria, Vice Chair

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

Senator Mike Gabbard, Chair

Senator Russell E. Ruderman, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

TIME:

1:15 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 225

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2392

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CONSERVATION EASEMENTS.

Amends the definition of conservation easement to include the preservation and protection of life and property from coastal hazards and inundation due to climate change and sea level rise.

 

WTL/ENE

SB 2878

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS HUMPBACK WHALE NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY.

Recognizes the State's role in co-managing the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in the Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

WTL/ENE

SB 2940

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Prohibits hydraulic fracturing and the collection, storage, treatment, or discharge of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing.  Provides for penalties and enforcement.

 

WTL/ENE, JDL

SB 2663

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO NATURAL RESOURCES.

Requires all penalties, fees, and costs established and collected by the DLNR pursuant to chapter 182, HRS, to be deposited in the special land and development fund.  Includes geothermal resources within the definition of a renewable energy producer.  Clarifies the permitting procedures for regulators and renewable energy developers considering geothermal development.  Requires the use of an area or site within the conservation district for geothermal resources development to be governed by the BLNR.  Authorizes certain county authorities to issue geothermal resource permits to allow geothermal resources development in an agricultural, rural, or urban district even if the development is not considered a permissible use under the applicable county zoning ordinances or general plan.  Redefines "mining lease" to include lease of the right to conduct mining operations on reserved lands.  Reserves all minerals in, on, or under reserved lands to the State. Requires persons wishing to conduct geothermal resources exploration on reserved lands to apply to BLNR for exploration permits.  Increases maximum amount of fees for violations of chapter 182, HRS, or any rules adopted pursuant thereto.  Authorizes BLNR or its authorized representative to set, charge, and collect administrative fines or bring legal action to recover damages arising from violations of chapter 182, HRS.

 

WTL/ENE, WAM

 

 

 

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

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Senator Mike Gabbard

Chair

 

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Senator Malama Solomon

Chair