STAND. COM. REP. NO. 971
RE: H.C.R. No. 23
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. 23 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING A PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT WAIOHULI-KEOKEA HOMESTEADS, KIHEI, MAUI, FOR THE EXISTING SEAWALL, ROCK REVETMENT, AND CONCRETE STEPS, AND FOR USE, REPAIR, AND MAINTENANCE 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 Waiohuli-Keokea Homesteads, Kihei, Maui, for the existing seawall, rock revetment, and concrete steps, and for use, repair, and maintenance of the existing improvements constructed thereon.
Your Committee finds that the Department of Land and Natural Resources' Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands has determined that little to no beach fronts the subject property and public access is limited due to extensive beach loss and shoreline armoring; the seawall easement would have no discernable effect on beach and recreational resources and would not hinder public access; and removal of the seawall may destabilize seawalls and revetments at adjacent properties, potentially threatening upland structures. 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. 23 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