End of the EIS Scoping Period

  • The EIS scoping period ended on October 14, 2020 and the comment period is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated in the EIS scoping process.
    Posted on October 14, 2020

Publication of Ka Wai Ola

  • A notice regarding the preparation of a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) as part of the EIS process was published in the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Ka Wai Ola newsletter. The CIA team is seeking consultation with practitioners, Native Hawaiian Organizations, stakeholders, and other individuals. Specifically, consultation is sought on a) identification of an appropriate geographic extent of study, b) historic or existing cultural resources that may be impacted by the proposed project, c) historic or existing traditional practices and/or beliefs that may be impacted by the proposed project, and d) identification of individuals or organizations that should be sought out for consultation on the CIA.  Individuals or organizations may complete the CIA survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PohakuloaCIA  or contact the CIA team at community@honuaconsulting.com or (808) 392-1617. Questions or inquiries unrelated to the CIA will be directed to the EIS project team for review and response.
    Posted on October 1, 2020

EIS Scoping Virtual Open House

  • The public is welcomed to the EIS Scoping Virtual Open House on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, which goes live at 4 p.m. During the EIS Scoping Virtual Open House, the public can view online prerecorded presentations and record oral comments via phone from 4 – 9 p.m. Due to COVID-19, and in the interest of community safety, in-person scoping events will not be held.
    Posted on September 22, 2020

Publication of the EIS Preparation Notice (EISPN)

  • The EISPN was published in the State of Hawaiʻi, Office of Environmental Quality Control’s periodic bulletin, The Environmental Notice on September 8, 2020. The Army is initiating the EIS process under the Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter (HRS) 343 and Hawai‘i Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 11-200.1, collectively referred to as Hawai‘i Environmental Policy Act (HEPA). The preparation of a HEPA environmental assessment or EIS is required per HRS Sections 343-5(a)(1-2), as the project involves the use of State lands and is within a Conservation District. The Army is seeking public comments during the EIS scoping period from September 4, 2020 – October 14, 2020.
    Posted on September 8, 2020

Publication of the Notice of Intent (NOI) and Start of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Scoping Period  

  • The NOI to prepare the Army Training Land Retention at Pōhakuloa Training Area EIS (PTA EIS) was published in the Federal Register on September 4, 2020. The Army is initiating the EIS process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) starting with publication of the NOI. The Army is seeking public comments during the EIS scoping period from September 4, 2020 – October 14, 2020.
    Posted on September 4, 2020