Public Notice | December 2022

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Cultural Impact Assessment – Hāna Health Specialty Clinic

Under the direction of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Hāna Health is seeking comment for the construction of the Hāna Health Specialty Clinic. The 1,900 SF specialty clinic is located on TMK (2) 1-4-003:022 and will expand medical services for the Hāna community. The project will utilize federal grant funding. Therefore, the project must be reviewed as a federal undertaking under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). This notice of consultation is authorized by the HRSA for the applicant to initiate the Section 106 Consultation process. A “no adverse effect” determination is anticipated.

Hāna Health is seeking consultation with Native Hawaiian Organizations that have knowledge of cultural uses or practices in the project area or general vicinity, or may know of historic properties that may exist. If you have and are willing to share such information, please contact Pi’ilani Smith at piilanis@g70.design, by phone at (808) 441-2142, or via post at 111 S. King St., Suite 170, Honolulu, HI, 96813.

Cultural Impact Assessment Notice: Koʻolauloa and Koʻolaupoko District

Honua Consulting, LLC, on behalf of AECOM, is conducting a cultural impact assessment (CIA) for the Proposed Kamehameha Highway – Windward Coast Shoreline Mitigation Project, TMK: (1) 4-9, 5-1, and 5-3 various plats and parcels. The State of Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) is developing mitigation solutions to ocean-wave erosion and undermining of Kamehameha Highway along portions of the windward Oʻahu coastline. The project area generally extends from Hauʻula Homestead Road (Hauʻula town) to Kualoa Point. Most of the project area is within the Koʻolauloa District; a short section extends into Koʻolaupoko District Honua Consulting is seeking consultation with practitioners, Native Hawaiian Organizations, stakeholders, and other 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. Individuals or organizations interested in participating can contact Honua Consulting at community@honuaconsulting.com or (808) 392-1617.

Cultural Impact Assessment Notice: Piʻihonua & Punahoa 2 Ahupuaʻa, South Hilo District

Honua Consulting, LLC, on behalf of AECOM, is conducting a cultural impact assessment (CIA) for the Proposed Intersection Improvements at Waianuenue Avenue Project Piʻihonua & Punahoa 2 Ahupuaʻa, South Hilo District, Hawaiʻi Island, TMK: [3] 2-3-003 & 004 Road Right-of-Way (ROW). The project consists of the construction and a roundabout and other traffic improvements at the Hilo Bayfront Highway’s intersection with Waianuenue Avenue in Hilo, Hawaiʻi Island. Honua Consulting is seeking consultation with practitioners, Native Hawaiian Organizations, stakeholders, and other 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. Individuals or organizations interested in participating can contact Honua Consulting at community@honuaconsulting.com or (808) 392-1617.

Cultural Impact Assessment – Pōhakuloa Training Area

The Department of the Army has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that analyzes the environmental and cultural effects of the proposed retention of up to approximately 23,000 acres of State-owned land at Pōhakuloa Training Area. The EIS is being prepared in accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes Chapter 343, and Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules Chapter 11-200.1. The project area is comprised of Tax Map Keys 4-4-015:008; 4-4-016:005; 3-8-001:013 & 022; and 7-1-004:007 in the ahupuaʻa of Kaʻohe Mauka on the Island of Hawaiʻi. At a minimum, the EIS shall consider three (3) action alternatives and a no-action alternative. A Draft Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) has been prepared as part of the EIS. The CIA team continues to seek 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 may complete the CIA survey online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/PohakuloaCIA or contact the CIA team at community@honuaconsulting.com or (808) 392-1617.