STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1367
RE: S.R. No. 199
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred S.R. No. 199 entitled:
"SENATE 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 and intent of this measure is to urge the Department of Transportation to increase the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement in construction projects that require asphalt.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Transportation.
Your Committee finds that when asphalt pavements are removed for construction projects, resurfacing, or to obtain access to buried utilities, the removed asphalt can be crushed and screened to be reused as "reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP)." RAP has many uses in highway construction applications, including in recycled asphalt paving. The Federal Highway Administration promotes the use of RAP in pavement construction projects to preserve the natural environment, reduce waste, and provide a cost-effective material for constructing highways and paved walkways. Therefore, your Committee finds it appropriate to urge the Department of Transportation to increase its use of RAP in certain construction projects and to explore further potential uses for RAP.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.R. No. 199 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
CHRIS LEE, Chair