Public Notice | May 2024

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Archaeological Inventory Survey For The DLNR-DOFAW Historic Trails Survey, Kauleolī 1-2, Keālia 1st And 2nd, Hoʻokena, And Kauhakō Ahupuaʻa, South Kona, Hawaiʻi

On behalf of the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), Nā Ala Hele Trail and Access Program (NAH), ASM Affiliates is preparing an Archaeological Inventory Survey for a 3.38 mile-long section of State-owned trail that begins (from north to south) near the Kēōkea-Kiʻilae Ahupuaʻa boundary and extends across Kauleolī 1st and 2nd, Keālia 1st and 2nd, Hoʻokena, and concludes in Kauhakō Ahupuaʻa, South Kona District, Island of Hawaiʻi. The trail corridor currently crosses several Tax Map Key (TMK) parcels.

As part of our survey of this trail section, ASM subcontracted Wes Thomas Associates, a licensed land surveyor, to conduct a metes-and-bounds survey of the trail corridor boundaries. As a result, the trail corridor will soon receive its own TMK parcel number. Furthermore, the results of this survey will aid NAH in the maintenance and management of this historical resource, ensuring it is maintained as a recreational and educational amenity within its historical context and the support of the community.

ASM is in search of kamaʻāina (persons who have genealogical connections and or are familiar from childhood with the ʻāina) who are familiar with the ahupuaʻa from Kēōkea to Kauhakō. We are seeking information associated with this section of the trail, as well as the area’s cultural resources, customs, practices, associated with the project area; and past and or ongoing cultural practices that have or continue to occur within the project area. ASM is also seeking input regarding strategies that will aid NAH in future stewardship and maintenance efforts. If you have and are willing to share any such information, please contact Candace Gonzales, cgonzales@asmaffiliates.com, (808) 969-6066, mailing address ASM Affiliates 507A E. Lanikaula Street, Hilo, HI 96720. Mahalo.

Notice of Proposed Construction: 205-Foot Communications Tower in Kahuku, Honolulu County

Boingo proposes to build a 205-foot Self-Support Communications Tower. Anticipated lighting application is medium intensity dual red/white strobes. The Site location is Near 57-350 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, Honolulu County, HI 96731, Lat: 21-39-57.1, Long: -157-59-59.7. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Antenna Structure Registration (ASR, Form 854) filing number is A1281428.

Environmental Effects – Interested persons may review the application by entering the filing number. Environmental concerns may be raised by filing a Request for Environmental Review and online filings are strongly encouraged. The mailing address to file a paper copy is: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554.

Historic Properties Effects – Public comments regarding potential effects on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Sara Basurto, s.basurto@trileaf.com, 2550 S IH 35, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78704. 512.519.9388.