STAND. COM. REP. NO. 966
RE: H.C.R. No. 18
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water & Land, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 18 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING A PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT KAMAOLE, KULA, MAUI, FOR THE EXISTING RUBBLE ROCK REVETMENT, ROCK WALL, AND TWO CONCRETE STAIRWAYS, AND FOR USE, MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, REPLACEMENT, AND REMOVAL OF THE EXISTING IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTED THEREON,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to authorize the issuance of a term, non-exclusive easement covering a portion of state submerged lands at Kamaole, Kula, Maui, for the existing rubble rock revetment, rock wall, and two concrete stairways, and for use, maintenance, repair, replacement, and removal of the existing improvements constructed thereon.
Your Committee finds that the rubble rock revetment, rock wall, and two concrete stairways, all of which were built in 1980, are subject to the approval of the Department of Land and Natural Resources' Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands, which determined that the encroaching structures prevent shoreline erosion and will help to mitigate inland flooding associated with large wave and storm events; removal of the rubble rock revetment would likely place one of the condominium buildings under immediate threat from erosion; and public access would be diminished by removal of the stairs. Your Committee further finds that this measure is necessary to provide legislative authorization for the Board of Land and Natural Resources to lease the subject submerged lands.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water & Land that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 18 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water & Land,
DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair