Public Notice | October 2021

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Cultural Impact Assessment Notice: Waimānalo

Honua Consulting, LLC, on behalf of HHF Planners and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), is conducting a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) for the Waimānalo Research Station Project, Waimānalo Ahupuaʻa, Koʻolaupoko District, Oʻahu Island, TMKs [1] 4-1-008:103 (145.17 acres) and 4-1-008:005 (139.12 acres). CTAHR is proposing an extension of its existing Waimānalo Research Station on 284 acres located on the adjacent property. 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.

Environmental and Cultural Impact Assessment Notices: Kahuku, Poamoho and Makua

The Department of the Army is in the beginning stages of the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that analyzes the environmental and cultural effects of the proposed retention of up to approximately 6,300 acres of State-owned land on Oʻahu at three separate locations: Kahuku Training Area (KTA) – TMKs (1) 5-8-002:002 and (1) 5-9-006:026; Kawailoa-Poamoho Training Area (Poamoho) – TMK (1) 7-2-001:006; and Makua Military Reservation (MMR) – all or portions of TMKs (1) 8-1-001:007 and 008; (1) 8-2-001:001, 022, 024, and 025. The EIS is being prepared in accordance with Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes Chapter 343 and Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules Chapter 11-200.1. At a minimum, the EIS shall consider three (3) action alternatives and a no action alternative.

A Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) will be prepared as part of the EIS. 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.

Due to the non-contiguous nature of the project area, the CIA will consist of three distinct parts, each part looking at a specific geographic area. Consultation is being conducted for each area to ensure a thorough investigation into the impacts in each geographic region. The CIA will also look at the cumulative and indirect impacts of the alternatives as a whole.

Online surveys have been created for each geographic area. Individuals or organizations may complete the CIA surveys online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/KahukuCIA (KTA), www.surveymonkey.com/r/PoamohoCIA (Poamoho), and/or www.surveymonkey.com/r/MakuaCIA (MMR). Or you may contact the CIA team at community@honuaconsulting.com or (808) 392-1617. Questions or inquiries unrelated to the CIA will be directed to the EIS project team for review and response.