39A-194  Conditions precedent to negotiating and entering into a project agreement.  (a)  The department, prior to entering into negotiations with any project party, shall require that the project party shall agree to pay all fees, costs, and expenses (direct or indirect) assessed by the department in implementing and administering this part, as determined by the department, even though a project agreement may not be entered into and may further require the deposit of moneys with the department to pay for fees, costs, and expenses.  Any amount of the deposit in excess of the amount required to pay the State shall be returned by the department to the project party that made the deposit.  The State shall not be required to pay to the project party any interest or earnings on the deposit.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-194

  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Department: means the department of budget and finance. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-191
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Project: means any energy project or telecommunications project. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-191
  • Project agreement: means any agreement entered into under this part by the department with the project party for the financing from the proceeds of special purpose revenue bonds of a telecommunications project or an energy project, including without limitation any loan agreement. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-191
  • Project party: means an electric or gas utility, including a publicly owned energy cooperative, serving the general public and that is regulated by the public utilities commission under chapter 269, or a telecommunications carrier or telecommunications common carrier, whether or not subject to regulation by the public utilities commission under chapter 269. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-191

     (b)  The department shall not enter into any project agreement with respect to any project unless the department shall determine that:

     (1)  The project party is a responsible party, whether by reason of economic assets or experience in the type of enterprise to be undertaken through the project, or otherwise; or

     (2)  The obligations of the project party under the project agreement will be unconditionally guaranteed by a person who is a responsible party, whether by reason of economic assets or experience in the type of enterprise to be undertaken through the project, or otherwise.