Public involvement is a fundamental part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Hawai‘i Environmental Policy Act (HEPA) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. The NEPA/HEPA EIS process ensures environmental concerns are given appropriate consideration in decision-making, along with economic and technical considerations. The Army wants and appreciates your participation in the EIS process for the Army Training Land Retention at Pōhakuloa Training Area EIS (PTA EIS). Opportunities to provide input during the EIS process will be described below as available.
EIS Scoping Period
The Army Training Land Retention at PTA EIS scoping period is now closed. The EIS scoping period started on September 4, 2020 and ended on October 14, 2020. The start of the EIS scoping period commenced with the publication of the Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Federal Register on September 4, 2020.
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 Personal contact information will not be published in the Draft or Final EIS.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 September 23, 2020 at 4 p.m. Hawai‘i Standard Time and remained available until October 14, 2020. Oral comments were accepted via phone on September 23, 2020 between 4 and 9 p.m. Hawai‘i Standard Time. The phone line has been closed, and oral comments are no longer being accepted.
The public can view project documents here.
Note: Due to COVID-19, and in the interest of community safety, in-person scoping events were not held.