Stand. Comm. Rep. No. 1683-12 S.B. No. 755, S.D. 2, H.D. 3 RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. (Economic Development; Special Management Area Permits, Shoreline Setback Variances, Environmental Assessment Exemptions)
AS AMENDED, PASS THIRD READING

The purpose of this bill is to temporarily exempt airport structures and improvements from the special management area permit and shoreline setback variance requirements when the structures and improvements are necessary to comply with FAA regulations.
It is not clear whether the language in this measure empowers the Governor to establish or modify lists that apply to “classes of action” and/or the “agency specific lists” and without the support of Rules or any defined process, it is unclear as to what basis or decision making criteria will be used to determine that specific types of projects probably will have minimal or no significant impact and therefore should be added to or included on a categorical list of projects that might be considered exempt from the Chapter 343, HRS process.

There is no requirement for public or even of EC or OEQC notification of an exemption declaration and thus no way of knowing if a project is exempted or not exempt, nor whether a project has started or not and 60 days is an incredibly inadequate period of time to respond to an action when you do not know whether or not it has occurred.

EC testified that there is no requirement for public or even of EC or OEQC notification of an exemption declaration and thus no way of knowing if a project is exempted or not exempt, nor whether a project has started or not. 60 days is an incredibly inadequate period of time to respond to an action when you do not know whether or not it has occurred.

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