HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2022

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES, & HOMELESSNESS

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Adrian K. Tam, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Jeanne Kapela

 

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Chair

Rep. Lisa Marten, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Scot Z. Matayoshi

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Amy A. Perruso

Rep. Lauren Matsumoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

TIME:

11:00AM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

HB 2514

Status

RELATING TO UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.

Requires the Department of Health to adopt the standard that all underground storage tanks not exceed a maximum capacity of 100,000 gallons.

 

HHH/EEP, CPC

 

 

 

HB 2515

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

Requires the Department of Health to establish and operate a laboratory capable of testing for diseases and air and water quality issues and other high complexity testing. Appropriates moneys.

 

HHH/EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1954

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO FUND A GRANT TO THE BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY FOR EMERGENCY OPERATIONS, FUTURE PLANNING, AND GROUND WATER REMEDIATION.

Makes an emergency appropriation to the leaking underground storage tank fund to fund a grant to the Oahu Board of Water Supply for emergency operations, future planning, and remediation resulting from the contamination of the Southern Oahu Basal Aquifer; provided that the Department of Health seeks to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the United States Navy to reimburse the Department of Health for the full amount of the appropriation.

 

HHH/EEP, WAL, FIN

HB 2274

Status

RELATING TO UNDERGROUND FUEL STORAGE TANKS.

Prohibits issuance of future underground fuel storage tanks within one-half mile of an aquifer beginning July 1, 2022. Prohibits operation of and renewal of underground fuel storage tank permits located within one-half mile from an aquifer beginning January 1, 2050. Defines underground fuel storage tanks as any fuel tank with a capacity of one hundred gallons or more.

 

HHH/EEP, CPC

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Chair

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair