Public Notice | December 2020

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Notice of Consultation: Section 106 Of The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)
Kauhale Project Waimea, Waimea Ahupuaa, Kona District, Island Of Kauai, Tax Map Key (4) 1-6-004:003

The Kauai County Housing Agency (County) anticipates receiving federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the proposed project. The proposed County project is considered a federal undertaking as defined in Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 800.16(y) and is subject to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

Proposed Project:

The proposed project involves the construction of two (2) one-bedroom duplexes, comprising of four (4) one-bedroom dwelling units in total, together with associated utility installation. The proposed project is located in Waimea, Kauaʻi.

Area of Potential Effects (APE)

The proposed Area of Potential Effects (APE) comprises Tax Map Key (TMK) (4) 1-6-004:003 and totals 13,539 square feet. The APE extends up to 10 feet below the surface for utility installation. The parcel is bounded by Ala Wai Road on the northwest, an earthen berm on the southeast bank of the Waimea River, and is flanked between two developed land parcels with structures.

Project Findings

An archaeological inventory survey (AIS) was previously conducted for the APE. The AIS resulted in negative findings and no significant surface or subsurface historic properties were identified during the survey. On February 21, 2014, the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) issued a project effect determination of “no historic properties will be affected”.

Request for Consultations

We welcome any information you may have on historical and cultural sites that have been recorded in or which you may have knowledge of within the proposed APE. In addition, if you are acquainted with any person or organization that is knowledgeable about the proposed APE, or any descendants with ancestral, lineal or cultural ties to or cultural knowledge and/or historical properties information of or concerns for, and cultural or religious attachment to the proposed APE, we would appreciate receiving their names and contact information.

Should you wish to participate in the Section 106 process, we request your written intent. Entitled consulting parties during the Section 106 process includes the Advisory Council of Historic Preservation, State Historic Preservation Officers, Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHOs), local governments and applicants for federal assistance, permits, licenses and other approvals. NHOs and Native Hawaiian descendants with ancestral, lineal or cultural ties to, cultural and historical property knowledge of and/or concerns for, and cultural or religious attachment to the proposed APE are asked to contact the County by the date specified below. Other individuals and organizations with legal, economic, or historic preservation interest are also requested to respond by the date below to demonstrate your interest in the proposed undertaking and provide intent to participate in the Section 106 process; your participation is subject to County approval.

Please also provide your comments on the proposed APE, any information you may have on cultural and/or historical sites that have been recorded within the APE, as well as the names and contact information of people/organizations who may have cultural affiliations and historical properties information in the vicinity of the proposed APE.

Interested participants are requested to contact Ms. Kanani Fu via email at kananifu@kauai.gov, or by US Postal Service to Kauaʻi County Housing Agency, 4444 Rice Street, Suite 330, Līhuʻe, Hawaiʻi 96766. Please respond by December 12, 2020.

Adam P. Roversi
Housing Director
Publish Date: November 12, 2020

Cultural impact assessment: Kēōkea Ahupuaʻa, Kula district, Maui

On behalf of the Kēōkea Homestead Farm Lots Association (KHFLA), the Department of Hawaiian Homelands (DHHL), and working with the local planning firm, PBR HAWAII & Associates, Inc., TCP Hawaiʻi, LLC, in partnership with Nohopapa Hawaiʻi, LLC, is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) as part of the Kēōkea Master Plan for DHHL. The project area in Kēōkea Ahupuaʻa at TMK (2) 2-2-032:067 & 068 is 69 acres. These lands are located in Kula District, Maui, adjacent to the Kula Highway and just makai of Kula Hospital. Please contact Chris Monahan at (808) 754-0304 or mookahan@gmail.com if you would like to participate or contribute to this study by sharing your manaʻo about any cultural or historical resources or other information you believe may be relevant. This could include moʻolelo (oral history) or any recollections about the project area in the past, or use of these lands that may include (in the past or currently) traditional and customary practices. Mahalo nui!