FIFTH SUPPLEMENTARY EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION RELATING TO VOLCANIC ACTIVITY AND LAVA FLOWS IN PUNA

Posted on Dec 3, 2018 in Emergency Proclamations, Information and News Releases, Main, News Stories

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

STATE OF HAWAl’I

FIFTH SUPPLEMENTARY PROCLAMATION

By the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Hawai’i, in order to provide relief for disaster damages, losses, and suffering, and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the people, I, DAVID Y. IGE, Governor of the State of Hawai’i, hereby determine, designate and proclaim as follows:

WHEREAS, pursuant to chapter 127A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, emergency powers are conferred on the Governor of the State of Hawai’i to deal with disasters or emergencies, to maintain the strength, resources, and economic life of the community, and to protect the public health, safety, and welfare; and

WHEREAS, it has become necessary to supplement my Proclamation of May 3, 2018, my Supplementary Proclamation of May 9, 2018, my Second Supplementary Proclamation of June 5, 2018, my Third Supplementary Proclamation of August 3, 2018, and my Fourth Supplementary Proclamation of October 2, 2018, relating to lava flows and volcanic activity in the Puna District of the County of Hawai’i, State of Hawai’i, for  the limited purpose of providing additional time for Puna Geothermal Venture to re­ establish, or begin to re-establish, the regulatory framework under which it is required to operate; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DAVID Y. IGE, Governor of the State of Hawai’i, hereby determine that an emergency or disaster contemplated by section 127A-14, Hawaii Revised Statutes, continues in the Puna District of the county of Hawai’i, State of  Hawai’i, and hereby declare that all the provisions of my Proclamation of May 3, 2018, my Supplementary Proclamation of May 9, 2018, my Second Supplementary Proclamation of June 5, 2018, my Third Supplementary Proclamation of August 3, 2018, and my Fourth Supplementary  Proclamation  of October 2, 2018, shall remain in full force and effect and are hereby included in the provisions of this Fifth Supplementary Proclamation for the limited purpose of providing additional time for Puna Geothermal Venture to re-establish, or begin to re-establish, the regulatory framework under which it is required to operate.

I FURTHER DECLARE that the disaster emergency relief period shall continue until December 29, 2018, unless terminated by a separate proclamation, whichever shall first occur. Notwithstanding the termination of a disaster emergency relief period, any contracts, agreements, procurements, programs, or employment of personnel entered into, started, amended, or continued by reason of the provisions of the proclamations relating to this emergency shall continue in full force and effect.
Done at the State Capitol, this 30th day of November, 2018.

DAVID Y. IGE,

Governor of Hawai’i

APPROVED:

RUSSELL A. SUZUKI

Attorney General State of Hawai’i