STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1906
RE: S.C.R. No. 239
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 239 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO INCREASE THE USE OF RECLAIMED ASPHALT PAVEMENT TO REPAVE, RECONSTRUCT, AND PRESERVE STATE STREETS, ROADS, AND HIGHWAYS AND EXPLORE USE OF OTHER PRODUCTS USING RECLAIMED ASPHALT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to urge the Department of Transportation to increase the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement to repave, reconstruct, and preserve state streets, roads, and highways and explore the use of other products using reclaimed asphalt.
Your Committee finds that the Federal Highway Administration promotes and encourages the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement in asphalt pavement mixes to the maximum economical and practical extent possible to help preserve the natural environment, reduce waste, and provide a cost-effective material for constructing highways. Your Committee further finds that the Department of Transportation currently allows up to twenty percent of reclaimed asphalt pavement to be used in hot mix asphalt pavement surface mix and up to forty percent in hot mix asphalt base. This measure urges the Department of Transportation to increase the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement and explore the use of other products using reclaimed asphalt, which will help reduce the demand for virgin aggregate mining in Hawaii.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 239 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair