HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Chris Lee, Chair

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Bob McDermott

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER & LAND

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Chris Todd, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

TIME:

11:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2470

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Authorizes state and county agencies to adopt rules pertaining to environmental protection, air quality, water supplies, water quality, and drinking water that are as stringent as, or more stringent than, applicable baseline federal standards.i

 

EEP/WAL, FIN

HB 1708

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY OF HAWAII'S WATER.

Requires DOH to study the protection of waters in the State. The study shall: (1) identify state statutes that rely on, or are applied in conjunction with, the federal Clean Water Act; (2) propose amendments to protect waters if the federal Clean Water Rule is amended; (3) identify waters that are at risk of pollution or contamination; and (4) recommend how the State can prepare for and address water pollution or contamination risks, including disasters. Appropriates moneys for the study.

 

EEP/WAL, FIN

HB 1983

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Appropriates funds from a special fund for enforcement officer positions.

 

EEP/WAL, FIN

HB 2545

Status

RELATING TO GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

Appropriates funds for the State Sustainability Coordinator to complete a comprehensive green infrastructure study and plan.

 

EEP/WAL, FIN

HB 2298

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Requires, for any proposed action involving construction for which an environmental impact statement has been accepted by an agency but for which construction has not commenced within five years of acceptance of the statement, the developer of the construction project to exercise due diligence with respect to any changes in the community where the project is planned and requires developers to hold community discussion and feedback sessions to discuss relevant and new concerns regarding the project.

 

EEP/WAL, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 6 copies (including an original) to Room 425 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8404 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through the website); or

WEB: For testimony less than 20MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-9450 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair

 

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Rep. Chris Lee

Chair