Hawaii water commission vacancy to be filled

HONOLULU (AP) - The nominating committee for the state water commission is meeting this week to review applications to fill a vacant seat.

The committee will send a list of at least three qualified people to the governor. The governor will nominate one person from the list to fill the position. The Senate will vote on the nomination.

The selected individual will serve a four year term beginning July.

The committee will meet 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Kalanimoku State Office building in Honolulu.

The water commission has jurisdiction over land-based surface water and ground water.

Seven people sit on the commission, five whom are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate. The heads of the state departments of health and land and natural resources fill the other two seats.

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