Fw: State House Committee Hearing on SUPERFERRY

FYI to submit testimony see below.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 3:47 PM
Subject: State House Committee Hearing on SUPERFERRY

Ms. Tommie Suganuma

Office Manager to

Representative Cindy Evans

Tel:  (808) 586-8510

Fax: (808) 586-8514

www.repcindyevans.com

 

 

Aloha,

 

I am forwarding details for the hearing set for tomorrow.  Should you wish to submit testimony on this important issue, please follow the directions noted on the bottom of the Notice.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting our office.

 

Mahalo

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, October 25, 2007

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Auditorium

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Requires the Department of Transportation to perform an environmental impact statement (EIS) for certain improvements made to commercial harbors.  Permits operation of large capacity ferry vessel company prior to completion of EIS upon meeting certain minimum conditions.  Establishes a temporary Hawaii Inter-island Ferry Oversight Task Force.

 

Pending Referral to TRN/FIN

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should select one method of transmission (paper delivered OR email).  All comments should prominently include: 

·     Name or person submitting comments;

·     Organization affiliation, if applicable;

·     Plan to submit (or NOT to submit) in-person comments; and

·     Contact call back phone number or email address.

 

PAPER:   Submit 1 original to House Clerk's Office (Room 027); or

 

EMAIL:   For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to:

 

                             HouseTestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov

                             for those who plan to testify in-person

                                                     OR

                             HouseRecord@Capitol.hawaii.gov

                             for those who do NOT plan to testify in-person (insertion into official record only)

 

Registration numbers, which indicate one's place on the testifier list and speaking order, will be issued to all individuals who submit comments and plan to testify in-person.  Go to conveniently located special House Information Desks the day of the hearing for assistance or additional information.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the House Clerk at 586-6400 at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements.  Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.  For information or clarification, please call the House Clerk's Office at 586-6400.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

*Note:  Our apologies for any duplication of this email.  Should you wish to be taken off of Representative Evans email data base, please let us know.

 

 

 

 
 

Your comments for H.B. No. 1 have been received.  The registration number noted below indicates your place on the testifiers list for the October 25th Committee hearing.  For additional information or for assistance on the day of the Committee hearing, go to the special House information desks located on the Chamber level. 

REGISTRATION NUMBER:    174_

 



From: Jim Albertini [mailto:ja@interpac.net]
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 7:41 PM
To: House Testimony; House Record
Subject: #0174 Testimony Against HB 1

Aloha Representatives:
 
I speak against HB1.
 
The question is NOT for or against the Superferry.  The question is why would the legislature and the governor allow  the Superferry to go forward without the required EA/EIS?  The issue is clear.  EIS FIRST before the Superferry operates.  The purpose of the law is clear.  You need to study the possible impacts before you impact.  Superferry PR money has been used to distort the question and the issues.  Don't be fooled and play into the hands of special interests.  Don't vote to allow the Superferry to sail before a full EIS is complete.  If you want to do something for the Superferry, work to defer payments on the Superferry Federal loan till an EIS is done.
Mahalo.

Jim Albertini, President
Malu `Aina Center For Non-violent
Education & Action
P.O. Box AB
Ola`a (Kurtistown), Hawai`i 96760
808-966-7622
ja@interpac.net
www.malu-aina.org

 

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