Public Notice | April 2020

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CULTURAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT – Kamananui Ahupua‘a, Waialua District

ASM Affiliates is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) in compliance with HRS Chapter 343 for the proposed development of an 80-acre solar site on a portion of Tax Map Key (TMK) (1) 6-5-002:005, Kamananui Ahupua‘a, Waialua District, Island of O‘ahu. The proposed project area location has historically been considered part of both Kamananui Ahupua‘a and Wahiawā Ahupua‘a, and associated with three moku (districts): Wai‘anae, Waialua, and Wahiawā at different moments in time. We are seeking consultation with community members that have knowledge of traditional cultural uses of the proposed project area; or who are involved in any ongoing cultural practices that may be occurring on or in the general vicinity of the subject property, that may be impacted by the proposed project. If you have and can share any such information please contact Nicole Ishihara (nishihara@asmaffiliates.com); phone (808) 969-6066, mailing address ASM Affiliates 507-A E. Lanikaula Street, Hilo, HI 96720.

CULTURAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT – ‘Ewa District, Island of O‘ahu

ASM Affiliates is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) in compliance with a HRS Chapter 343 Environmental Assessment for the widening of the H-1 Eastbound (from mile post 7.3 to 14.8) within the ‘Ewa District, Island of O‘ahu. The proposed project area extends along the makai side of the existing H-1 right-of-way through portions of the following ahupua‘a: Waikele, Waipi‘o, Waiawa, Mānana, Waimano, Waiau, Waimalu, Kalauao, ‘Aiea, and Hālawa. We are seeking consultation with community members that might have knowledge of traditional cultural uses of the proposed project area; or who are involved in any ongoing cultural practices that may be occurring on or in the general vicinity of the subject property, that may be impacted by the proposed project. If you have and can share any such information please contact Nicole Ishihara (nishihara@asmaffiliates.com) or Teresa Gotay (tgotay@asmaffiliates.com); phone (808) 439-8089; mailing address ASM Affiliates 820 Mililani St. Suite 700, Honolulu, HI 96813.

NOTICE TO INTERESTED PARTIES IS HEREBY GIVEN

Twenty Native Hawaiian human skeletal remains were identified to be at the University of Cambridge Duckworth Laboratory, United Kingdom, by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs during a review of their inventory. Subsequently, a formal inquiry was made regarding these iwi küpuna in June 2013. Through research, it was determined that 17 of the iwi küpuna likely came from the base of the Nu‘uanu Pali [Honolulu ahupua‘a, Kona moku, O‘ahu, and TMK (1)2-2-054:001] and were collected circa 1894. The remaining 3 iwi are believed to be from Honolulu and Wai‘alae areas and collected circa 1860, but more specific details are not known. All 20 iwi were returned to Hawai‘i in March 2020 and are now in the possession of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (authorized by the State Historic Preservation Division in accordance with Hawai‘i Administrative Rules 13-300-41).

Background research indicates that this area of Nu‘uanu is not associated with any known ‘ili or Land Commission Awards (LCA).

Given that only the approximate location of the original burial site is known, descendants will need to decide on a reinterment location. OHA has proposed exploring reinterment options near the Nu‘uanu Pali area. The prospective reinterment lands are owned by the State of Hawai‘i, Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). DLNR is amiable to exploring this option and willing to work with OHA and descendants on a location.

All persons having any knowledge of the identity or history of these human remains are requested to immediately contact Kamakana Ferreira, OHA Lead Compliance Specialist, at email kamakanaf@oha.org, or phone 808-594-0227, or address 590 N. Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817.

All interested parties shall respond within thirty (30) days of this notice and file descendancy claim forms and/or provide information to the SHPD or OHA adequately demonstrating lineal descent from these designated burials or cultural descent from ancestors buried in the same ahupua‘a or district in line with the process established by HAR 13-300-35.