STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1005
RE: S.B. No. 1054
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, to which was referred S.B. No. 1054, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE BROWNFIELDS CLEANUP REVOLVING LOAN FUND,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to enable the use of monies in the Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund for subgrants to eligible entities for assessment and cleanup of brownfields sites and certain site monitoring activities.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Office of Planning; and Department of Planning and Permitting of the City and County of Honolulu.
Your Committee finds that the Hawaii Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund may be used for loans and subgrants to eligible entities for brownfields site assessment activities, sampling, and related activities in addition to cleanup activities. This measure expands the limited uses of the Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund by enabling the funds to be used for subgrants for cleanups, environmental site assessments, and related activities to facilitate redevelopment of lands that are underutilized due to perceived or real contamination.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1054, S.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Economic Development.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection,
NICOLE E. LOWEN, Chair