June 3, 2016
NOTICE OF MEETING
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the
OAHU METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION
TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
will be held on
Friday, June 3, 2016 at 9: 00 a.m.
HART Board Meeting Room,
Ali‘i Place, Suite 150
1099 Alakea Street, Honolulu, Hawaii
(entrance on Richards Street)
I. Call to order by Chair
II. Roll Call
III. Approval of May 13, 2016 Meeting Minutes
a. Executive Director
V. Old Business
VI. New Business
a. Presentation of Federal Policy Overview in Support of Climate Change Impact Mitigation and Resiliency
Liz Fischer, Federal Highway Administration Planner, will present a brief overview of Federal policies, regulations, requirements, and executive orders relevant to the issues of climate change, resiliency, and MPO processes.
Requested Action: None
b. Discussion Regarding Climate Change Adaptation and Transportation Resiliency
The goal of this agenda item is to start a conversation regarding climate change, sea-level rise, and how the participating agencies will address the associated impacts. One potential goal of this conversation is the development of a policy to be considered by the OahuMPO Policy Board regarding how climate change is to be considered in the prioritization and programming process for Federal surface transportation funds. Chip Fletcher, Professor of Geology and Geophysics in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, will provide a brief presentation on the latest sea-level rise modeling and likely areas of impact on Oahu.
Requested Action: No specific action is requested, but the committee may take action if appropriate.
c. Presentation of Emergency Evacuation Plan Phase 1 Results
In FY 2012, the OahuMPO Policy Board approved funding for the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) to complete an Emergency Evacuation Plan. Phase 1 of that plan was recently completed and DEM Director Mel Kaku will present the results of the plan.
Requested Action: Recommend acceptance of the Emergency Evacuation Plan Phase 1 results by the Policy Board.
d. Annual Orientation Refresher
The committee bylaws state: “At least once per calendar year during a regularly scheduled meeting of the TAC, the Executive Director shall provide ‘refresher’ orientation to TAC members and regular alternates of the roles and responsibilities of the OahuMPO under Federal, State, and local laws, the programs, processes and procedures, and work products and programs that are the responsibility of OahuMPO, and the role and responsibilities of the TAC.” This presentation is an opportunity for members to discuss the committee’s purpose and role in the overall process.
Requested Action: None.
VII. Invitation to interested members of the public to be heard on matters not included on the agenda
a. Next anticipated meeting is July 8th.