THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE
REGULAR SESSION OF 2016
ON WATER, LAND, AND AGRICULTURE
Senator Mike Gabbard, Chair
Senator Clarence K. Nishihara, Vice-Chair
MEASURES DEFERRED TO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Conference Room 224
415 South Beretania Street
DECISION MAKING ON THE
Status and Testimony
RELATING TO GEOTHERMAL.
Allows counties to adopt ordinances to regulate geothermal resources
exploration conducted less than one mile from a residence if the ordinance is
not inconsistent with state law. Prohibits counties from adopting ordinances
to regulate geothermal resources exploration conducted one mile or more from
a residence. Clarifies that the regulation of geothermal resources
development and geothermal resources exploration is reserved to the State
unless delegated to the counties by statute. Requires the lessee of a mining
lease to comply with all water and air pollution control laws, relating to
building, grading, and flood control codes. Requires the rules of the board
of land and natural resources regarding mining operations, geothermal
resource development, and geothermal resource exploration, including drilling
conditions and restrictions, to be uniform throughout the State. Effective
retroactive to 12/4/2012.
No testimony will be accepted.
FOR AMENDED NOTICES: Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures
that have been added are underscored. If a measure is both underscored and
stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT 808-586-6830.