STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1401

 

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 Health, 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 that emphasizes collaboration, openness, and strengthening of the long-term rel1ationship 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 Department of Health, the Board of Water Supply of the City and County of Honolulu, and the Aha Moku Advisory Committee testified in support of this measure.  The Department of Land and Natural Resources provided comments on this measure.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 66 and recommends its adoption.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,

 

 

 

 

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DELLA AU BELATTI, Chair