2011 Hawaii Code
DIVISION 1. GOVERNMENT
TITLE 13. PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
201N. Renewable Energy Facility Siting Process
§201N-8 Environmental impact review process; applicability.


HI Rev Stat § 201N-8 (2011 through Reg Sess) What's This?

[§201N-8] Environmental impact review process; applicability. (a) Chapter 343 shall apply to any permit plan application for a renewable energy facility.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision in this chapter or in chapter 343 to the contrary, the coordinator shall not accept a permit plan application for a renewable energy facility prior to the acceptance of an environmental impact statement for the renewable energy facility. An agency may review and commence processing applications for permits for a renewable energy facility prior to the acceptance of a permit plan by the coordinator, provided that action to grant or deny a permit shall not be taken until after final acceptance of an environmental impact statement.

(c) Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 343 to the contrary, the department of business, economic development, and tourism shall be the accepting authority for any final environmental impact statement that is prepared by an applicant for any renewable energy facility under this chapter. [L 2008, c 207, pt of §2]

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