Get Involved

Public involvement is a fundamental part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Hawai‘i Environmental Policy Act (HEPA) process. The EIS process ensures environmental concerns are given appropriate consideration in decision-making, along with economic and technical considerations. The Army appreciates your participation in the Oʻahu ATLR EIS process. Opportunities to provide input during the EIS process are described below.

Draft EIS Public Comment Period 
The public is welcome to submit comments on the Draft EIS during the public comment period. The start of the Draft EIS public comment period begins with the publication of the Notice of Availability for the Draft EIS in the Federal Register on June 7, 2024. The public comment period ends on August 7, 2024. Federal, State, and local agencies and officials; Native Hawaiian organizations; and the public are invited to participate in the Draft EIS public review process. 

Opportunities to Provide Comment on the Draft EIS:

Making Your Comments Count: Helping Shape the EIS

Written Comments:

Written comments will be accepted via the Second Draft EIS SmartComment  website beginning on Friday, June 7, 2024 and will remain available to the public throughout the Draft EIS public comment period, which ends on August 7, 2024. Click on the link below and follow the instructions to submit a written comment.  

​​​Submit a Comment ​​​​​​

Alternatively, you may also submit a written comment via email or mail. Written comments submitted via email must be received by August 7, 2024, and written comments submitted by mail must be postmarked by August 7, 2024. 

Mail:    O‘ahu ATLR EIS Comments  
            P.O. Box 3444 
            Honolulu, HI 96801-3444

Reminder: Please review the available documents before formulating your comments.

Note: All comments will be reviewed regardless of submittal method. Please do not submit duplicate comments. Comments should be written clearly, as commenters will not be contacted to provide clarification. Submitted comments are subject to being published in the Final EIS. Personal contact information will not be published in the Final EIS. 

Attend an In-Person Public Meeting:

The public is welcome to attend in-person Draft EIS public meetings on July 9, 2024 (Wai‘anae District Park Multi-Purpose Room), July 10, 2024 (Kahuku High and Intermediate School) and July 11, 2024 (Leilehua High School), from 6-8 p.m. During the Draft EIS public meetings, the public can review project information and materials, and submit written or oral comments.

 Submit an Oral Comment via Phone: 

Oral comments may be submitted via phone line on July 9-11, 2024, only. The number to submit an oral comment via phone line is provided here: (808) 515-5518. 


Click here to access all documents available for review. 

Past Events and Information (Posted September 2021)

EIS Scoping Period 
The Army Training Land Retention at Oʻahu EIS scoping period is now closed. The EIS scoping period started on July 23, 2021, and ended Sept. 1, 2021. The start of the EIS scoping period commenced with the publication of the Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Federal Register on July 23, 2021. Written comments were accepted via this website, email, and mail. Written comments received will help to identify reasonable alternatives, potential impacts, and key issues of concern to be evaluated in the EIS. All comments will be valued equally, regardless of how they were submitted. Personal contact information will not be published in the Draft or Final EIS. Personal contact information will be maintained for the project record and will not be released unless required by law.

EIS Scoping Virtual Open House 
The EIS Scoping Virtual Open House webpage is now closed. The EIS Scoping Virtual Open House webpage launched on Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. Hawai‘i Standard Time and remained available until Sept. 2, 2021. Oral comments were accepted via phone Aug. 10, 2021, 4 p.m. until Aug. 12, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Hawai‘i Standard Time. The phone line has been closed, and oral comments are no longer being accepted. The public can continue to view project documents. Note: Due to COVID-19, and in the interest of community safety, in-person scoping events were not held. The two scoping sessions that were originally scheduled in-person were held via the Zoom Webinar platform. Both sessions were streamed live on are available to view on the USAG-HI YouTube Page.