HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Chair

Rep. Tina Wildberger, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. David A. Tarnas

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Chris Todd

 

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. John M. Mizuno, Chair

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

TIME:

8:30AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1696

Status

RELATING TO UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.

Requires the fuel tank advisory committee to meet at least twice a year.

 

EEP/HLT, FIN

HB 2579

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

Requires certain minimum hazard threshold levels developed by the Department of Health to be peer reviewed and approved of by an independent technical advisory committee.

 

EEP/HLT, FIN

HB 2407

Status

RELATING TO STATEWIDE COMPOSTING.

Requires DOH to periodically update its co-composting rules. Requires DOH to establish a multi-tiered registration and permitting system for composting facilities. Allows composting and co-composting in agricultural districts.

 

EEP/HLT, FIN

HB 2718

Status

RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION.

Establishes and appropriates funds for a climate change and human health adaptation coordinator within the department of health.

 

EEP/HLT, FIN

HB 1859

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Establishes a 3-year Department of Health pilot project to demonstrate new toilet and sewage treatment technologies and to expedite demonstration projects. Appropriates funds. Repeals on 6/30/2022.

 

EEP/HLT, FIN

HB 1858

Status

RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.

Requires the Sea Grant College Program, with the Department of Health, to develop and conduct a two-year comprehensive statewide outreach program that provides science-based information and understanding of sewage contamination sources in nearshore marine areas; increases understanding of sewage capacity needs; and informs all stakeholders of appropriate solutions for cesspool conversion. Requires the Water Resources Research Center to research wastewater system technologies to determine the most cost-effective way to upgrade cesspools in Hawaii and reduce their impact on drinking water and groundwater. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP/HLT, FIN

HB 2196

Status

RELATING TO WATER QUALITY.

Establishes reporting requirements for onsite sewage disposal system (OSDS) servicers. Appropriates funds for DOH to conduct outreach regarding OSDS. Requires and appropriates funds for the cesspool conversion working group to compile an updated database of OSDS statewide.

 

EEP/HLT, 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: 2 copies (including an original) to Room 327 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8529 (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 586-8453 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. John M. Mizuno

Chair

 

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Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Chair