Public Notice | December 2021

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Burial Notice: Kālia, Waikīkī

NOTICE TO INTERESTED PARTIES IS HEREBY GIVEN that one human burial (SIHP # 50-80-14-8804) was identified by Cultural Surveys Hawaiʻi, Inc. in the course of an archaeological inventory survey related to the Keʻeaumoku Redevelopment Project, Waikīkī Ahupuaʻa, Honolulu District, Island of Oʻahu, TMK: [1] 2-3-018:052–060, 074, 075, and 077. Following the procedures of Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes (HRS) Section 6E-43, and Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 13-300, these remains are considered previously identified. Based on the context of the finds, they are over 50 years old and most likely Native Hawaiian. The burial is located within the ʻili of Kālia. Background research indicates that the Land Commission Award (LCA) within this ʻili is LCA 2057 awarded to Keanui.

The project proponent is Keeaumoku Development., LLC. The contact person is Wyeth Matsubara, Nan Inc., 636 Laumaka Street, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96819 [Tel: (808) 842-4929 ex. 139]. Keaaumoku Development, LLC is currently planning for preservation in place, however, the decision to preserve in place or relocate the previously identified human remains shall be made by the Oʻahu Island Burial Council in consultation with the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) and any recognized lineal and/or cultural descendants, per the requirements of HAR Section 13-300-33. Appropriate treatment shall occur in accordance with HAR Section 13-300-38.

All persons having any knowledge of the identity or history of these human remains are requested to immediately contact Ms. Regina Hilo, SHPD Burial Sites Specialist, at 601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 555, Kapolei, Hawaiʻi 96707 [Tel: (808) 692-8015, Fax: (808) 692-8020, Email: Regina.Hilo@hawaii.gov]. All interested parties shall respond within thirty (30) days of this notice and file descendancy claim forms and/or provide information to the SHPD adequately demonstrating lineal descent from this specific burial or cultural descent from ancestors who once resided, or are buried in, the same ahupuaʻa or district.

Cultural Impact Assessment Notice: UH Hilo Educational Telescope at the Halepōhaku Mid-Level Support Facility on Mauna Kea, Kaʻohe Ahupuaʻa, Hāmākua District, Island of Hawaiʻi

Pacific Consulting Services, Inc. (PCSI), on behalf of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (UH Hilo), is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) for the proposed UH Hilo Educational Telescope at the Halepōhaku Mid-Level Support Facility on Mauna Kea, Kaʻohe Ahupuaʻa, Hāmākua District, Island of Hawaiʻi (TMK [3] 4-4-015:012). The new educational telescope facility at Halepōhaku will replace the Hōkū Keʻa Observatory located at the summit, which is planned for decommissioning. This new telescope will be used by students for training in modern astronomical observing techniques, developing skills in scientific research, and communicating science to the general public. The CIA team is seeking consultation with practitioners, Native Hawaiian Organizations, stakeholders, and other interested individuals. Specifically, consultation is sought on a) historic or existing cultural resources that may be impacted by the proposed project, b) historic or existing traditional practices and/or beliefs that may be impacted by the proposed project, and c) identification of individuals or organizations that should be sought out for consultation on the CIA. Individuals or organizations interested in participating can contact the CIA team by email at halepohaku@pcsihawaii.com, by mail at UHH New Educational Telescope, c/o Pacific Consulting Services, Inc., 720 Iwilei Road, Suite 424, Honolulu, HI 96817, or by phone at 808.546.5557, ext. 212.

Cultural Impact Assessment Notice: Hōkū Keʻa Observatory Decommissioning Project, Mauna Kea, Kaʻohe Ahupuaʻa, Hāmākua District, Island of Hawaiʻi

Pacific Consulting Services, Inc. (PCSI), on behalf of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (UH Hilo), is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) for the proposed Hōkū Keʻa Observatory Decommissioning project within the Astronomy Precinct of the Mauna Kea Science Reserve (MKSR), Kaʻohe Ahupuaʻa, Hāmākua District, Island of Hawaiʻi (TMK [3] 4-4-015:009 por.). The project goals are to remove the Hōkū Keʻa Observatory and Generator buildings, including foundations and associated subsurface utilities, and restore the approximately 2,178-square foot (0.05 acres) site. The CIA team is seeking consultation with practitioners, Native Hawaiian Organizations, stakeholders, and other interested individuals. Specifically, consultation is sought on a) historic or existing cultural resources that may be impacted by the proposed project, b) historic or existing traditional practices and/or beliefs that may be impacted by the proposed project, and c) identification of individuals or organizations that should be sought out for consultation on the CIA. More information is available at www.pcsihawaii.com/hokukea. Individuals or organizations interested in participating can contact the CIA team by email at hokukea@pcsihawaii.com, through our website at www.pcsihawaii.com/hokukea, by mail at Hōkū Kea Decommissioning, c/o Pacific Consulting Services, Inc., 720 Iwilei Road, Suite 424, Honolulu, HI 96817, or by phone at 808.546.5557, ext. 212.

Cultural Impact Assessment Notice: Kahului

Honua Consulting, LLC, on behalf of Kaimana Environmental Solutions, LLC, is conducting a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) for the Hale Makua Health Services Rehabilitation Facility, Kahului, Wailuku, Maui Island, TMK [2] 3-8-007:097 (2.8 acres) Hale Makua is proposing to construct a new rehabilitation facility. The CIA team is seeking consultation with practitioners, Native Hawaiian Organizations, stakeholders, and other individuals. Specifically, consultation is sought on a) identification of an appropriate geographic extent of study, b) historic or existing cultural resources that may be impacted by the proposed project, c) historic or existing traditional practices and/or beliefs that may be impacted by the proposed project, and d) identification of individuals or organizations that should be sought out for consultation on the CIA. Individuals or organizations interested in participating can contact the CIA team at community@honuaconsulting.com or (808) 392-1617.

Cultural Impact Assessment Notice: East Maui

Honua Consulting, LLC, on behalf of Tetra Tech, is conducting a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) for the National Park Service on 262-square-kilometers in Each Maui, Maui Island, Various TMKs. The project is for the suppression of non-native mosquito populations to reduce transmission of Avian Malaria to threatened and endangered forest birds on Maui. Potential areas where the project would occur include Western Waikamoi, Hanawī, and Kīpahulu (priority areas); and Western Waikamoi, and Manawainui (second tier priority areas). The CIA team is seeking consultation with practitioners, Native Hawaiian Organizations, stakeholders, and other individuals. Specifically, consultation is sought on a) identification of an appropriate geographic extent of study, b) historic or existing cultural resources that may be impacted by the proposed project, c) historic or existing traditional practices and/or beliefs that may be impacted by the proposed project, and d) identification of individuals or organizations that should be sought out for consultation on the CIA. Individuals or organizations interested in participating can contact the CIA team at community@honuaconsulting.com or (808) 392-1617.

Cultural Impact Assessment Notice: Kaʻanapali

Honua Consulting, LLC, on behalf of Kaʻanapali Beach Hotel, is conducting a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) for the Kaʻanapali Beach Hotel Phase 2 project, Kaʻanapali, Maui Island, TMK [2] 4-4-008:003 (10.328 acres) Kaʻanapali Beach Hotel is proposing enhancements to the existing hotel. The CIA team is seeking consultation with practitioners, Native Hawaiian Organizations, stakeholders, and other individuals. Specifically, consultation is sought on a) identification of an appropriate geographic extent of study, b) historic or existing cultural resources that may be impacted by the proposed project, c) historic or existing traditional practices and/or beliefs that may be impacted by the proposed project, and d) identification of individuals or organizations that should be sought out for consultation on the CIA. Individuals or organizations interested in participating can contact the CIA team at community@honuaconsulting.com or (808) 392-1617.

Cultural Impact Assessment Notice: Līhuʻe

Honua Consulting, LLC, on behalf of Kaimana Environmental Solutions, LLC, is conducting a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) for a new affordable housing and educational health center, Līhuʻe, Kauaʻi Island, TMK [4] 3-3-004:020. The Kauaʻi County Housing Agency to proposing to build a new affordable housing and educational health center. The CIA team is seeking consultation with practitioners, Native Hawaiian Organizations, stakeholders, and other individuals. Specifically, consultation is sought on a) identification of an appropriate geographic extent of study, b) historic or existing cultural resources that may be impacted by the proposed project, c) historic or existing traditional practices and/or beliefs that may be impacted by the proposed project, and d) identification of individuals or organizations that should be sought out for consultation on the CIA. Individuals or organizations interested in participating can contact the CIA team at community@honuaconsulting.com or (808) 392-1617.

Consultation Notice: All Islands

To improve Section 106 consultation with Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHOs), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation, Highways Division (HDOT-HWY) are inviting NHOs to participate in developing consultation protocols to facilitate communication and improve project outcomes. FHWA and HDOT are seeking information on the experience of NHOs in past Section 106 processes. We would appreciate your participation in a short, anonymous survey about your experience with Section 106 processes especially relating to FHWA and HDOT projects. Please respond online using the link below. A paper or PDF copy of the survey is available upon request if you prefer to complete and return it that way. www.surveymonkey.com/r/99HHK7S

In a separate email or written correspondence please respond as to whether or not you wish to participate in this consultation process. NHOs interested in participating can contact the project team at consultation@hdotportal.com or (808) 392-1617.

Requesting Moʻolelo Related to Land on Hawaiʻi Island Now in Use for Macadamia Nut Cultivation

At the request of the University of Hawaiʻi, the Synergistic Hawaii Agriculture Council is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment for the statewide release of a wasp (Metaphychus) to control the invasive Macadamia Felted Coccid. The wasp is harmless to humans. Please contact Suzanne Shriner at 808-365-9041 or suzanne@shachawaii.org to share your manaʻo about any cultural or historical resources relating to the lands now in use for macadamia nut growing or any other information you feel is relevant. This could include moʻolelo, history, or knowledge of traditional and customary practices (both past and present). Letters can be sent to 190 Keawe St, Suite 25, Hilo, 96720.

Notice Of Consultation Waimea Canyon Drive & Kokee Road Improvements Phase Ii Project Waimea Ahupuaa, Kona District, Kauai Federal-Aid Project No. Stp-0550(005)

Notice is hereby given that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division (HDOT) propose the Waimea Canyon Drive (Route 550) & Kokee Road (Route 550) Improvements Phase II Project located in the Waimea Ahupuaa of the Kona District of Kauai. This federally funded HDOT project is considered a federal action and undertaking, as defined by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, as amended (2006).

Planned improvements include rehabilitating portions of the paved travel lanes; grading and paving roadway shoulders; installing, replacing, and adjusting guardrails; maintaining and repairing culverts; constructing temporary staging areas; trimming trees; stabilizing portions of a roadside bank; realigning a segment of the Kokee Ditch (irrigation ditch); removing earth overhangs; installing erosion control matting; and grading a parking area with gravel.

The 9.4-mile Area of Potential Effect (APE) and Project Area (PA) are synonymous in the road right-of-way (ROW) (TMK: [4] 1-2-001:999; 1-2-002:999 [por.]; 1-4-001:999 [por.]) between mile post 4.6 and mile post 14, and limited work and staging areas bordering the ROW (portions of TMK: 1-2-001:003, 1-2-001:004; 1-2-002:001 and 1-4-001:002). The APE comprises 35.23 acres total.

Pursuant to Section 106 of the NHPA, Native Hawaiian Organizations 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 project area are requested to contact HDOT. Other individuals and organizations with demonstrated legal, economic or historic preservation interest in the undertaking are also asked to contact HDOT and share information you may have on historical and cultural sites within the proposed APE. We welcome any information within 30 days of this notice.

Interested participants are requested to contact Mr. Eric Fujikawa via email at eric.i.fujikawa@hawaii.gov, or by U.S. Postal Service to Department of Transportation, 1720 Haleukana Street, Lihue, HI 96766.

Cultural Impact Assessment Notice: First Responder Technology Campus (Waikele and Waipiʻo)

Honua Consulting, LLC, on behalf of SSFM International, Inc., is conducting a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) for the proposed First Responder Technology Campus (FRTC) Master Plan, between the towns of Mililani and Wahiawā, in the Waikele and Waipiʻo Ahupuaʻa, ʻEwa District, Oʻahu, TMKs: [1] 9-5-002:039 and 057. The State of Hawaiʻi, Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) and the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) proposes a FRTC that will be a community space for the State of Hawaiʻi and City and County of Honolulu for joint training and operations. Located at the Tech Park in Central Oʻahu, it will provide space for police, fire, public safety, emergency services, technology services, and the Hawaii National Guard. The CIA team is seeking consultation with practitioners, Native Hawaiian Organizations, stakeholders, and other individuals. Specifically, consultation is sought on a) identification of an appropriate geographic extent of study, b) historic or existing cultural resources that may be impacted by the proposed project, c) historic or existing traditional practices and/or beliefs that may be impacted by the proposed project, and d) identification of individuals or organizations that should be sought out for consultation on the CIA. Individuals or organizations interested in participating can contact the CIA team at community@honuaconsulting.com or (808) 392-1617.