Public Notice | September 2021

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Cultural Impact Assessment Notice: South Kona

Information requested by Scientific Consultant Services, Inc. of cultural resources and past or ongoing cultural practices on or nearby to TMK: (3) 8-3-005:001 and 003 located in Kahauloa 2nd Ahupuaʻa, Napoʻopoʻo, South Kona District, Island of Hawaiʻi. Please respond within 30 days to Glenn Escott at (808) 938-0968.

Cultural Impact Assessment Notice: South Hilo

Information requested by Scientific Consultant Services, Inc. of cultural resources and past or ongoing cultural practices on or nearby to TMK: (3) 2-2-033:013 located in Waiakea Ahupuaʻa, South Hilo District, Island of Hawaiʻi. Please respond within 30 days to Glenn Escott at (808) 938-0968.

Cultural Impact Assessment Notice: South Kohala

ASM Affiliates (ASM) is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) for a 60-megawatt ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) project planned for a portion of TMK: (3) 6-8-001:024. The proposed project area is located mauka of the Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway and Puakō. ASM is seeking community members who has knowledge of any cultural or historical resources in the project area; knowledge of traditional cultural uses of the project area; or anyone who involved in any ongoing cultural practices in the project area or general vicinity. If you know and are willing to share any such information, please contact Lokelani Brandt (lbrandt@asmaffiliates.com); phone (808) 969-6066, mailing address ASM Affiliates 507-A E. Lanikaula Street, Hilo, HI 96720.

Cultural Impact Assessment Notice: Waiaka Stream Bridge, South Kohala

ASM Affiliates is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) for the proposed replacement of the Waiaka Stream Bridge and the realignment of roadway approaches in the ahupuaʻa of Kauniho, Waika 1st, Waiaka 2nd, and Lālāmilo; Kalana of Waimea; South Kohala District; Island of Hawaiʻi. The United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) intend to replace the existing Waiaka Stream Bridge with an approximately 53-foot wide by 80-foot wide long replacement bridge to accommodate two travel lanes, a shoulder/bike lane, and raised sidewalk. Approaches will be realigned to create a smooth transition to the replacement bridge and the Kawaihae Road—Kohala Mountain Road intersection would be reconfigured to include a traffic signal or roundabout. A potential staging area for construction equipment storage is located approximately 2,000-feet east from the Waiaka Stream Bridge.

We are seeking consultation with community members that have long-standing cultural connections of the Waimea area and may possess knowledge of traditional cultural uses of the proposed project area; or who are involved in any ongoing cultural practices within the vicinity of the Waiaka Stream Bridge. If you would like to participate in consultation please contact Nicole Ishihara (nishihara@asmaffiliates.com); phone (808) 969-6066, mailing address ASM Affiliates 507 E. Laniakaula Street, Hilo, Hawaiʻi 96720.