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DLNR Seeks Applicants: Commission on Water Resource Management
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 6724 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR TWO SEATS ON STATE COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

News Release from DLNR, January 31, 2017

HONOLULU --  Applications for two vacant positions on the State Commission on Water Resource Management are now being accepted for a new term that will begin July 1, 2017 and run for four (4) years, expiring on June 30, 2021.  Applications and resumes should be postmarked no later than Friday, February 24, 2017.

The Commission has exclusive jurisdiction and final authority over matters relating to the implementation and administration of the State Water Code (Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 174C).

The Governor appoints five (5) of the seven (7) members to the Commission under the process indicated in § 174C-7.  The two remaining commissioners are ex-officio voting members – the Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources and the Director of the Department of Health – also appointed by the Governor.

State law (§ 174C-7) requires that each member selected by the Nominating Committee have  substantial experience or expertise in the area of water resource management”.

Commission members serve a four-year term without pay, although expenses are reimbursed.

A nominating committee will review the applications and send to the Governor the names of at least 3 individuals for each of the two vacant positions deemed qualified according to Hawaii Revised Statutes § 174C-7(b).  The appointment by the Governor is subject to confirmation of the Senate.

Applications should be sent to: Nominating Committee, Commission on Water Resource Management, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 227, Honolulu, Hawai‘i  96813.

To apply online, visit http://boards.hawaii.gov/apply/apply-for-a-board/.  The Commission’s website, http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/cwrm/aboutus/commission/, has more information.

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