Public Notice | August 2023


Burial Notice: Ālia Project Kakaʻako, Oʻahu

Notice to interested parties is hereby given that a human tooth was identified by Cultural Surveys Hawaiʻi, Inc. during archaeological data recovery for the Ālia project, Kakaʻako, Honolulu Ahupuaʻa, Honolulu District, Oʻahu, TMKs: (1) 2-1-056:002, 007, and 008.

Per Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes §6E-43, Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules (HAR) §13-300, and the project’s data recovery plan, this is considered a previously identified burial site. Based on context, it is over 50 years old and likely Native Hawaiian.

The project area is within Land Commission Award (LCA) 7713, ʻili of Kaʻākaukukui, to Victoria Kamāmalu, and in the vicinity of LCAs 9549 to Kaholomoku, 1503 to Puaa, and 10463 to Napela.

The project proponent is Kobayashi Group: Matthew Pennaz, Chief Operating Officer, 1288 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 201, Honolulu Hawaiʻi 96814 [Tel: (808) 692-0045].

The project proponent has proposed relocation to the established on-site burial preserve; however, the decision to preserve in place or relocate shall be made by the Oʻahu Island Burial Council in consultation with the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) and recognized lineal and/or cultural descendants, per HAR 13-300-33. Appropriate treatment shall occur in accordance with HAR 13-300-38.

All persons having knowledge of the identity or history of these human remains are requested to contact Regina Hilo, SHPD Burial Site Specialist, at 601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 555, Kapolei, Hawaiʻi 96707 [Tel: (808) 692-8015, Fax: (808) 692-8020, Email:].

Interested parties shall respond within 30 days of this notice and file descendancy claim forms and/or provide information to SHPD adequately demonstrating descent from this burial or ancestors buried in the same ahupuaʻa or district.

Cultural impact Assesment: Waikōloa Ahupuaʻa, Hawaiʻi Island

ASM Affiliates is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) in compliance with a HRS Chapter 343 Environmental Assessment for a 2.5-acre property on TMK (3) 6-8-041:020, situated in Waikōloa Ahupuaʻa, South Kohala District, Island of Hawaiʻi. We are seeking consultation with community members that 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 subject property, that may be impacted by the proposed project. If you have and can share any such information please contact Amy Ketner (; phone (808) 969-6066, mailing address ASM Affiliates 507-A East Lanikaula Street, Hilo, HI 96720.

Cultural Impact Assessment: Waiāhole Bridge Replacement Project

On behalf of KAI Hawaii Inc., ASM Affiliates is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment to inform a HRS, Chapter 343 Enviornmental Assessment being prepared for the Waiāhole Bridge Replacement project . The project includes portions of TMK: (1) 4-8-001: 010, 002:001, 008:018 023, and 009:001 in Waiāhole Ahupuaʻa, Koʻolaupoko District, Island of Oʻahu. The project includes the realignment of Kamehameha Highway and the demolition and replacement of Waiāhole Bridge.

ASM is seeking kamaʻāina familiar with the area’s cultural resources, customs, and practices. We also seek input regarding strategies to prevent or mitigate impacts on culturally valued resources or traditional customary practices. If you know of such information, contact Carol Oordt,, (808) 439-8089.