Welcome to the official website for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Army Training Land Retention (ATLR) at Kahuku Training Area (KTA), Kawailoa-Poamoho Training Area (Poamoho), and Makua Military Reservation (MMR) on the island of Oʻahu, called “Oʻahu ATLR EIS” for short. This website shares information about the Proposed Action and provides an opportunity for the public to get involved and stay informed.
The Army proposes to retain up to approximately 6,300 acres of State-owned lands at three installations on the island of Oʻahu. Military training has taken place under a lease on State-owned lands at KTA, Poamoho, and MMR since 1964. The Proposed Action is a real estate action that would enable continued military use of the State-owned lands at these three installations on Oʻahu.
An EIS is being prepared under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Hawai‘i Environmental Policy Act (HEPA). Both NEPA and HEPA ensure environmental concerns are given appropriate consideration in decision-making, along with economic and technical considerations. Public input is a valued part of the process.
Recent Project Announcements
- Sept. 2, 2021: End of the EIS Scoping Period
The EIS scoping period ended on September 1, 2021 and the comment period is … FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
- Aug. 10, 2021: EIS Scoping Open House Sessions Shift to Online Only
In compliance with the state of Hawai‘i’s executive order to combat the spread of … FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
- Aug. 9, 2021: EIS Scoping Open House
The public is welcomed to the EIS Scoping Virtual Open House on Tuesday, Aug. … FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
- July 23, 2021: Publication of the EIS Preparation Notice (EISPN)
The EISPN was published in the State of Hawaiʻi, Office of Environmental Quality … FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
- July 23, 2021: Publication of the Notice of Intent (NOI) and Start of the EIS Scoping Period
The NOI to prepare an EIS for Army Training Land Retention at Kahuku Training … FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
There are multiple opportunities for public review and input throughout the EIS process. The EIS scoping period ended Sept. 1, 2021, and the comment period is now closed.