Public Notice | February 2022

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Cultural Impact Assessment For Development Of A Single-Family Dwelling In Pōpōkī-Hālona, Makuʻu Ahupuaʻa Puna District, Island Of Hawaiʻi

ASM Affiliates is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) for a single-family residence being proposed for a roughly 9.8-acre parcel (TMK: (3)1-5-010:007) situated in the Pōpōkī-Hālona, Makuʻu Ahupuaʻa (located south of the Waikahekahe iki Ahupuaʻa), Puna District, Island of Hawaiʻi. Please contact ASM Affiliates 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 includes, but is not limited to, knowledge of past land use, history, traditional cultural uses of the proposed project area; or those who are involved in any ongoing cultural practices that may be occurring on or in the general vicinity of the subject property. If you have and can share any such information, please contact Candace Gonzales (Cgonzales@asmaffiliates.com); phone (808)966-6066, mailing address ASM Affiliates 507-A E. Lanikaula Street, Hilo, HI 96720. Mahalo.

National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 Programmatic Agreement For Hawaii Historic Bridge Minor Projects – Second Draft.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation, Highways Division (HDOT-HWY) are continuing with the development of a Programmatic Agreement under the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106 process for Hawai’i Historic Bridge Minor Projects. Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHOs) and the public are invited to review this draft of the document.

There are several upcoming opportunities to participate:

  1. Review the Documents and Provide CommentsThe second draft has nine documents that can be downloaded from the SharePoint site: consorengcom.sharepoint.com/sites/HBPA. The documents are in the folder: Documents for Review and Comments/PA 2nd Draft (Dec2021)/To download, register at the project website by scanning the QR code or clicking the hyperlink below:http://HISTORICHAWAIIBRIDGEPA.COM/4ABLHISTORICHAWAIIBRIDGEPA.COM/4ABLOnce registered, you will receive a link to access the site.If you have any questions regarding this Site, email info@consoreng.com for assistance.
  2. Participate in the Public Meeting and Provide CommentsHDOT and the FHWA will hold two public meetings and participate in the County resource commission meetings over the next three months to present the second draft of the National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 Programmatic Agreement for Hawaiʻi Historic Bridge Minor Projects.
    1. General Public/ NHO Meeting #1
    2. General Public/ NHO Meeting #2
    3. Hawaii County Cultural Resources Commission
    4. Maui County Cultural Resources Commission
    5. Kauai County Historic Preservation Review Commission

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pua Aiu at pua.aiu@hawaii.gov or 808-271-1605.

Notice Of Section 106 National Historic Preservation Act Consultation Makawao Avenue Pavement Reconstruction Project Makawao Ahupuaa, Island Of Maui Federal-Aid Project Number: Stp-0365(012)

TAX MAP KEYS: (2)2-4-006, (2)2-4-007, (2)2-4-009, (2)2-4-018, (2)2-4-21, (2)2-4-22, (2)2-4-24, (2)2-4-028, (2)2-4-029, (2)2-4-31, (2)2-4-036, AND (2)2-4-017:021

The Federal Highway Administration and the County of Maui Department of Public Works (DPW) propose pavement reconstruction on a portion of Makawao Avenue (County Route 365). The proposed project involves reconstruction of asphalt pavement, drain line improvement, rehabilitation/installation of curbs, gutters, and curb ramps, and upgrade of existing guardrails. The Area of Potential Effects (APE) is within the road right-of-way for Makawao Avenue from MP 0.8 to Ai Street and is 1.3 miles long. It varies in width from 30 to 100 feet. All work is anticipated within the existing County right-of-way, except when connecting to existing conditions where the APE extends approximately 10 feet beyond the right-of-way. The County of Maui base yard near Piiholo Road is anticipated for use as a construction staging area.

We welcome any information you can provide on historical and cultural sites within the proposed APE. 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 APE are requested to contact DPW. Other individuals and organizations with demonstrated legal, economic, or historic preservation interest in the undertaking are also asked to contact DPW. We welcome any information within 30 days of this notice.

Interested participants can contact Christy Chung, County of Maui Department of Public Works, Engineering Division, (808) 270-7745, 200 South High Street, Room 410, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793, christy.k.chung@co.maui.hi.us. Please respond within 30 days of this publication.

Cultural Impact Assessment for the Keauhou Bay Management Plan

ASM Affiliates is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment to inform an Environmental Impact Statement being prepared for the proposed Kamehameha Schools (KS) Keauhou Bay Management Plan (KBMP). The project area is roughly 29-acres in the vicinity of Keauhou Bay, Keauhou 1 and 2 Ahupuaʻa, North Kona, Hawaiʻi Island.

The purpose of the KBMP is to provide near (10 years) and long-term (20 years) management and land use recommendations that are consistent with KS Strategic Plan 2020- Kūhanauna and the Draft West-Hawaiʻi Regional Action Plan, while also responding to community issues within KS kuleana. The KBMP will guide and prioritize KS actions for future planning, improvement, and operations at Keauhou Bay.

ASM is seeking consultation with community members that have long-standing cultural connections to this area, 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 project area. If you have and are willing to share any such information, please contact Lokelani Brandt lbrandt@asmaffiliates.com, phone (808) 969-6066, mailing address ASM Affiliates 507A E. Lanikaula Street, Hilo, HI 96720. Mahalo

Ka Paʻakai Analysis Notice: Olowalu

Honua Consulting, LLC, on behalf of Olowalu Water Company, is conducting a Ka Paʻakai analysis for a Well Construction / Pump Installation Permit (WCPI) in the ahupuaʻa of Olowalu, in the moku of Lāhainā in West Maui, TMK [2] 4-8-003:108. 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.

Ka Paʻakai Analysis Notice: Launiupoko

Honua Consulting, LLC, on behalf of Launiupoko Irrigation Co., Inc., is conducting a Ka Paʻakai analysis for a Well Construction / Pump Installation Permit (WCPI) in the ahupuaʻa of Launiupoko, in the moku of Lāhaina in West Maui, TMK [2] 4-7-001:054. 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: Wailuku

Honua Consulting, LLC, on behalf of Waikapu Development, is conducting a cultural impact assessment (CIA) for a workforce and affordable housing project located in the ahupua‘a of Waikapū and Wailuku, in the moku of Wailuku, TMK (2) 3-5-002:011 por. [formerly (2) 3-5-002:001 por.]. 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.