STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1247

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   H.C.R. No. 66

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 66 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING AN EMPHASIS ON COLLABORATION, OPENNESS, AND STRENGTHENING OF THE LONG TERM RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE STATE AND UNITED STATES NAVY IN ADDRESSING AND RESOLVING ISSUES RELATING TO THE LEAKAGE OF FUEL FROM THE NAVY'S RED HILL UNDERGROUND FUEL STORAGE FACILITY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to protect underground aquifers from contamination and preserve the quality and sustainability of drinking water for the people of Hawaii by requesting the Director of Health to develop and implement a course of action between the State and the United States Navy to address and resolve the issues relating to the leakage of fuel from the Red Hill Underground Storage Facility and submit a report of findings and recommendations to the Legislature.

 

     The Board of Water Supply supported this measure.  The Department of Land and Natural Resources provided comments.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 66 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Health.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts,

 

 

 

 

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KEN ITO, Chair