Welcome to the official website for the Army Training Land Retention at Pōhakuloa Training Area Environmental Impact Statement (PTA EIS). This website was created to share information about the Proposed Action and provide an opportunity for the public to get involved and stay informed.

Project Overview

The Army proposes to retain up to approximately 23,000 acres of State-owned land at PTA. Military training has routinely taken place in the PTA area since 1943. The Proposed Action is a real estate action that would enable continued military use of the State-owned land.

An EIS will be prepared under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Hawai‘i Environmental Impact Statement laws and rules (referred to as 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.

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Recent Project Announcements

  • October 15, 2020: End of the EIS Scoping Period
    The EIS scoping period ended on October 14, 2020 and the comment period is now … FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
  • October 1, 2020: Publication of Ka Wai Ola
    A notice regarding the preparation of a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) as part of … FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
  • September 22, 2020: EIS Scoping Virtual Open House
    The public is welcomed to the EIS Scoping Virtual Open House on Wednesday … FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
  • September 8, 2020: Publication of the EIS Preparation Notice (EISPN)
    The EISPN was published in the State of Hawaiʻi, Office of Environmental … FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
  • September 4, 2020: Publication of the Notice of Intent (NOI) and Start of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Scoping Period
    The Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare the Army Training Land Retention … FULL ANNOUNCEMENT

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Public Involvement

There are multiple opportunities for public review and input during the EIS process. The EIS scoping period ended on October 14, 2020 and the comment period is now closed.

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