2011 Hawaii Code
DIVISION 1. GOVERNMENT
TITLE 10. PUBLIC SAFETY AND INTERNAL SECURITY
125C. Procurement, Control, Distribution and Sale of Petroleum Products
§125C-31 Biennial state energy emergency preparedness plan.


HI Rev Stat § 125C-31 (2011 through Reg Sess) What's This?

[PART III.] ENERGY EMERGENCY PLANNING

[§125C-31] Biennial state energy emergency preparedness plan. (a) The department of business, economic development, and tourism shall prepare a comprehensive and integrated biennial state energy emergency preparedness plan to be implemented in the event of, or in anticipation of, a change in the State's petroleum supply or demand situation that is judged by the governor to be unmanageable by the free market. The department of business, economic development, and tourism shall prepare a biennial state energy emergency preparedness plan in every even-numbered year in accordance with the following:

(1) The biennial state energy emergency preparedness plan shall replace the energy emergency plan developed by the energy resources coordinator, who shall act as the governor's authorized representative under this chapter;

(2) In preparing the biennial state energy emergency preparedness plan, the department shall:

(A) Solicit input, comment, and review from the governor's energy emergency preparedness advisory committee composed of representatives of federal, state, and county governments; private energy suppliers; consumer and other public interest groups; and the public at-large; and

(B) Establish other task forces and advisory groups, as may be deemed necessary, to assist in the preparation and review of the biennial state energy emergency preparedness plan;

(3) The biennial state energy emergency preparedness plan shall be comprehensive and encompassing, and shall integrate into its analytic and planning framework the plans of electric and gas utilities and other energy suppliers, relevant state agencies, including the department of transportation, counties, and such other entities as deemed appropriate; and

(4) The biennial state energy emergency preparedness plan shall include a review and update of the previous biennial state energy emergency preparedness plan and a review of the energy emergency plans prepared by the counties.

(b) The department shall prepare an energy emergency communication plan, which shall be updated biennially and shall be consistent with the energy emergency preparedness plans prepared by the counties. The energy emergency communication plan shall be used by the State and counties to communicate and otherwise coordinate state and county actions taken in response to implementing the biennial state energy emergency preparedness plan. [L 1992, c 182, pt of §2]

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