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NOTICE OF AVAILABLITY OF
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (NEPA)
DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Pursuant to Title 49, United States Code, § 47106(c)(1)(A), notice is hereby given that the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation – Airports (HDOT-A), proposes to implement Runway 3-21 Runway Safety Area (RSA) Improvements at Lihue Airport (LIH), on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.  The proposed project improvements, anticipated to be completed within the next two years, will enhance the safety of LIH operations.  HDOT-A intends to comply with Public Law 109-115 with the standards included in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular 150/5300-13A, Airport Design.  The proposed improvements would enhance the RSA for Runway 3-21 to meet FAA design standards required under Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 139, Certification of Airports to the maximum extent practicable.  The proposed improvements at LIH include:

Shift of the Runway 3 end 855 feet to the southwest
Shift of the Runway 21 end displaced landing threshold from 205 feet to 455 feet from existing runway end
Implementation of declared distances
Construct retaining walls at both RSA ends

A Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the economic, social, and environmental impacts of the proposed action has been prepared.  The Draft EA evaluates the potential environmental effects of the Proposed Action described above and has been prepared pursuant to the requirements of Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), and Section 509(b)(5) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended.  The FAA is the lead federal agency to ensure compliance with NEPA for airport development actions.  The Draft EA has also been prepared pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), Chapter 343. HDOT-A is the lead state agency to ensure compliance with HRS Chapter 343.  The NEPA Draft EA has also been prepared in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures; and FAA Order 5050.4B, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions.  Pursuant to the federal Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and National Historic Preservation Act, the Draft EA includes an analysis of prudent or feasible alternatives, potential impacts, and mitigation measures, as appropriate. 

Beginning on August 23, 2017, the Draft EA will be available for public review at:  http://oeqc.doh.hawaii.gov/.

It will also be available at the following locations during normal business hours:

Hawaii Department of Transportation, Airports Division, 400 Rodgers Boulevard, 7th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
Federal Aviation Administration, Honolulu Airports District Office, 300 Ala Moana Blvd. Rm 71-128, Honolulu, Hawaii 96850
Lihue Airport, 3901 Mokulele Loop, Lihue, Hawaii 96766
Lihue Public Library, 4344 Hardy Street, Lihue, Hawaii 96766
Hawaii State Library, 478 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. Hawaii Time on Friday, September 22, 2017.  Please ensure adequate time for mailing.  Comments received on the Draft EA and the responses to those comments will be disclosed in the Final EA. 

Written comments on the adequacy of the information disclosed in the Draft EA may be submitted by mail, facsimile, or e-mail to:

Airports Division, Hawaii Department of Transportation
ATTN:  Airports Planning
400 Rodgers Boulevard, 7th Floor
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
Telephone:  (808) 838-8815
Fax:  (808) 838-8751
E-mail:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.



FORD N. FUCHIGAMI, Director
Department of Transportation, State of Hawaii
(SA1016989   8/23/17)

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NOTICE OF AVAILABLITY OF
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (NEPA)
DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Pursuant to Title 49, United States Code, § 47106(c)(1)(A), notice is hereby given that the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation – Airports (HDOT-A), proposes to implement Runway 3-21 Runway Safety Area (RSA) Improvements at Lihue Airport (LIH), on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.  The proposed project improvements, anticipated to be completed within the next two years, will enhance the safety of LIH operations.  HDOT-A intends to comply with Public Law 109-115 with the standards included in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular 150/5300-13A, Airport Design.  The proposed improvements would enhance the RSA for Runway 3-21 to meet FAA design standards required under Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 139, Certification of Airports to the maximum extent practicable.  The proposed improvements at LIH include:

Shift of the Runway 3 end 855 feet to the southwest
Shift of the Runway 21 end displaced landing threshold from 205 feet to 455 feet from existing runway end
Implementation of declared distances
Construct retaining walls at both RSA ends

A Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the economic, social, and environmental impacts of the proposed action has been prepared.  The Draft EA evaluates the potential environmental effects of the Proposed Action described above and has been prepared pursuant to the requirements of Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), and Section 509(b)(5) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended.  The FAA is the lead federal agency to ensure compliance with NEPA for airport development actions.  The Draft EA has also been prepared pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), Chapter 343. HDOT-A is the lead state agency to ensure compliance with HRS Chapter 343.  The NEPA Draft EA has also been prepared in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures; and FAA Order 5050.4B, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions.  Pursuant to the federal Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and National Historic Preservation Act, the Draft EA includes an analysis of prudent or feasible alternatives, potential impacts, and mitigation measures, as appropriate. 

Beginning on August 23, 2017, the Draft EA will be available for public review at:  http://oeqc.doh.hawaii.gov/.

It will also be available at the following locations during normal business hours:

Hawaii Department of Transportation, Airports Division, 400 Rodgers Boulevard, 7th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
Federal Aviation Administration, Honolulu Airports District Office, 300 Ala Moana Blvd. Rm 71-128, Honolulu, Hawaii 96850
Lihue Airport, 3901 Mokulele Loop, Lihue, Hawaii 96766
Lihue Public Library, 4344 Hardy Street, Lihue, Hawaii 96766
Hawaii State Library, 478 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. Hawaii Time on Friday, September 22, 2017.  Please ensure adequate time for mailing.  Comments received on the Draft EA and the responses to those comments will be disclosed in the Final EA. 

Written comments on the adequacy of the information disclosed in the Draft EA may be submitted by mail, facsimile, or e-mail to:

Airports Division, Hawaii Department of Transportation
ATTN:  Airports Planning
400 Rodgers Boulevard, 7th Floor
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
Telephone:  (808) 838-8815
Fax:  (808) 838-8751
E-mail:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.


FORD N. FUCHIGAMI, DIRECTOR
Department of Transportation, State of Hawaii
(TGI1016983   8/23/17)

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NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) AND
HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS (HOME) PROGRAMS

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA):

The City and County of Honolulu (City), through its Department of Budget and Fiscal Services, is soliciting applicationsfrom City agencies and qualified private nonprofit agencies for federal funding from the City’s CDBG and HOME Programs for Fiscal Year 2018. The City anticipates that it will award up to $5.9 million in CDBG funds and up to $3 million in HOME funds to Agencies in Fiscal Year 2018. The exact amount of funds that will be available are subject to adjustment by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The City is seeking projects that will enable it to achieve the goals and objectives published in its Consolidated Plan for Fiscal Years 2016-2020. The Consolidated Plan is available for viewing at:
http://www.honolulu.gov/rep/site/bfs/bfs_docs/2015_Consolidated_Plan_and_First_Year_Action_Plan.pdf.

Submission deadline:

All agencies must submit their CDBG/HOME funding applications to the Division of Purchasing by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, March 30, 2017 as evidenced by a date and time stamp from the Division of Purchasing. The Division of Purchasing is located at Honolulu Hale, 530 South King Street, Room 115, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Subsequent Schedule:

March-April 2017 City staff review period.

April 2017 Selection Committee review and selection period.

April to May 2017 Action Plan preparation, public comment, and City Council approval period,  including listing of selected project proposals for submittal to HUD for   approval.

August 2017 Anticipated availability of Fiscal Year 2018 CDBG and HOME funds.

To submit a CDBG and/or HOME funding application:

o Obtain the NOFA and funding applications on the Division of Purchasing website:
http://www4.honolulu.gov/bfspurchasingbids/main/vueOpenBids.asp?sType=G
o You may also pick up these forms in person at the Division of Purchasing at the above address.
o Complete the CDBG and/or HOME funding applications, including all required attachments.
o Return the completed funding application(s) by the submission deadline.

Description of CDBG Program:

Projects that are funded in the CDBG program must address the CDBG program’s primary objective, which is the "...development of viable urban communities, by providing decent housing and suitable living environments and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of low- and moderate-income."

Eligible CDBG activities include:

o Acquisition of real property.
o Disposition of real property.
o Acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or installation of public facilities.
o Clearance, demolition and removal of buildings and improvements.
o Provision of public services provided it is a new service or a quantifiable increase in a service now being provided and does not exceed 15 percent of the City’s entitlement grant.
o Rehabilitation of privately owned buildings and low-income public housing.
o Removal of material and architectural barriers restricting mobility of elderly and handicapped persons.
o Planning activities.
o Historic preservation.
o Economic development.
o Payment of reasonable administrative costs and carrying charges related to the planning and execution of community development activities.

Activities that are ineligible for CDBG funding include, but are not limited to, the following:

o Buildings for the general conduct of government.
o General government expenses.
o Political activities.
o Purchase of equipment unless as part of an economic development activity or when necessary for use by a recipient or subrecipient in the administration of activities assisted with CDBG funds.
o Operating and maintenance expenses.
o New housing construction unless carried out by a Community Based Development Organization (CBDO).
o Income payments for housing or any other funds.
o Religious activities.

The City may provide CDBG funds to a Community-Based Development Organization (CBDO) that is qualified to carry out certain CBDO activities such as neighborhood revitalization, community economic development, energy conservation, or new housing construction projects in an approved Neighborhood Revitalization Area. Applicants need not be CBDOs to apply for CDBG funding from the City; however, only applicants that are already certified as CBDOs by the City will be granted CDBG funds to carry out CBDO activities.

Description of HOME program:

The HOME program is generally intended to:

o Expand the supply of decent and affordable housing, particularly rental housing, for low and very low income Americans.
o Strengthen the abilities of State and local governments to design and implement strategies for achieving adequate supplies of decent, affordable housing.
o Provide both financial and technical assistance to participating jurisdictions, including the development of model programs for affordable low-income housing.
o Extend and strengthen partnerships among all levels of government and the private sector, including for- profit and nonprofit organizations, in the production and operation of affordable housing.

In general, HOME funds may be used to pay the following eligible costs:

o Development hard costs defined as the actual cost of constructing or rehabilitating housing.
o Acquisition costs.
o Related soft costs defined as other reasonable and necessary costs incurred and associated with the financing, or development (or both) of new construction, rehabilitation or acquisition of housing assisted with HOME funds.
o Costs related to tenant-based rental assistance.

Activities that cannot be funded with HOME funds include, but are not limited to, the following:

o Provide a project reserve account for replacements, a project reserve account for unanticipated increases in operating costs, or operating subsidies.
o Provide tenant-based rental assistance for the special purpose of the existing Section 8 program or preventing displacement for projects assisted with rental rehabilitation grants.
o Provide non-federal matching contributions required under any other Federal program.
o Provide assistance authorized under Part 965 (PHA-Owned or Leased Projects - Maintenance and Operation).
o Carry out activities authorized under Part 968 (Public Housing Modernization).
o Provide assistance to eligible low income housing under Part 248 (Prepayment of Low Income Housing Mortgages).
o Provide assistance (other than tenant-based rental assistance or assistance to a first-time homebuyer to acquire housing previously assisted with HOME funds) to a project previously assisted with HOME funds during the period of affordability established by the City. However, additional HOME funds may be committed to a project up to one year after project completion, but the amount of HOME funds in the project may not exceed the maximum per unit subsidy amount.
o Pay impact fees.

The City will set aside no less than fifteen percent (15%) of its annual HOME allocation from HUD for use by Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs). Organizations need not be CHDOs to apply for HOME funds; however, only organizations that are certified as CHDOs by the City are eligible for CHDO set-aside funding.

Questions may be directed to 768-3934 or by email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  Nelson H Koyanagi, Jr., Director
    Department of Budget and Fiscal Services
  By order of KIRK CALDWELL, MAYOR

(SA967612     2/28/17)~


COUNTY OF HAWAI’I
DEPARTMENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018
(July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018)

SEALED PROPOSALS must be received on or before 4:30 p.m. Hawai’i-Aleutian Standard Time, Friday, April 28, 2017, in either of two County of Hawai’i Department of Research and Development locations. In Hilo, deliver to 25 Aupuni Street, Room 1301, Hilo, HI 96720. In Kona, deliver to 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building C (Second Floor), Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. The deadline noted above is not a post mark date. Proposals must be received by the County by the above referenced deadline at either of the locations described above. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered and will be returned to the applicant unopened.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018

The Department of Research and Development is soliciting proposals for economic development grant awards in preparation for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The intent of the grant program is to support sustainable economic development in agriculture, business development, energy, film, science, technology, engineering and math industries, and tourism. Proposals must address and support the program goals and objectives for the above subject areas. Proposals submitted shall be reviewed and considered for the receipt of funding, to supplement existing or proposed project or program budgets for the applicant organizations.

All proposals reviewed and recommended for funding by the Department of Research and Development shall be subject to the County of Hawai’i’s executive and legislative review of the department’s budget for fiscal year 2017-2018. Notification of the Department’s approval and recommendation for funding shall be made by June 30, 2017.

Proposal forms, specifications and special provisions can be obtained at the Department website http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/research-and-development/ or call (808) 961-8366. Questions regarding clarification of any information contained in the Solicitation for Proposals document, including all attachments, must be received in writing on or before March 28, 2017. The County of Hawai’i reserves the right to reject any proposal.

Information Sessions Available:
   
Kailua-Kona: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Hilo: Friday, March 10, 2017 
2:00 to 4:30 p.m. 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. 
Council Building – Conference Room A County of Hawai’i Aging and Disability Resource Center  
West Hawai’i Civic Center Training Room  
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway 1055 Kinoole Street, Suite 101  
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 Hilo, HI 96720  
*No RSVP Required* *No RSVP Required*

County of Hawai’i provides access to activities without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, or disability. The meeting place is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need an auxiliary aid or service, language interpretation, or other modification to fully access this meeting, please call (808) 961-8366 at least five days prior to the session you plan to attend.

Diane L. Ley
Director, Department of Research and Development

Hawai’i Tribune-Herald
West Hawai’i Today

Publication Date: February 23, 2017 and February 26, 2017
The County of Hawai’i is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

(WHT966728   2/23, 2/26/17)~


COUNTY OF HAWAI’I
DEPARTMENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018
(July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018)

SEALED PROPOSALS must be received on or before 4:30 p.m. Hawai’i-Aleutian Standard Time, Friday, April 28, 2017, in either of two County of Hawai’i Department of Research and Development locations. In Hilo, deliver to 25 Aupuni Street, Room 1301, Hilo, HI 96720. In Kona, deliver to 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building C (Second Floor), Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. The deadline noted above is not a post mark date. Proposals must be received by the County by the above referenced deadline at either of the locations described above. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered and will be returned to the applicant unopened.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018

The Department of Research and Development is soliciting proposals for economic development grant awards in preparation for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The intent of the grant program is to support sustainable economic development in agriculture, business development, energy, film, science, technology, engineering and math industries, and tourism. Proposals must address and support the program goals and objectives for the above subject areas. Proposals submitted shall be reviewed and considered for the receipt of funding, to supplement existing or proposed project or program budgets for the applicant organizations.

All proposals reviewed and recommended for funding by the Department of Research and Development shall be subject to the County of Hawai’i’s executive and legislative review of the department’s budget for fiscal year 2017-2018. Notification of the Department’s approval and recommendation for funding shall be made by June 30, 2017.

Proposal forms, specifications and special provisions can be obtained at the Department website http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/research-and-development/ or call (808) 961-8366. Questions regarding clarification of any information contained in the Solicitation for Proposals document, including all attachments, must be received in writing on or before March 28, 2017. The County of Hawai’i reserves the right to reject any proposal.

Information Sessions Available:
   
Kailua-Kona: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Hilo: Friday, March 10, 2017 
2:00 to 4:30 p.m. 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. 
Council Building – Conference Room A County of Hawai’i Aging and Disability Resource Center  
West Hawai’i Civic Center Training Room  
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway 1055 Kinoole Street, Suite 101  
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 Hilo, HI 96720  
*No RSVP Required* *No RSVP Required*

County of Hawai’i provides access to activities without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, or disability. The meeting place is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need an auxiliary aid or service, language interpretation, or other modification to fully access this meeting, please call (808) 961-8366 at least five days prior to the session you plan to attend.

Diane L. Ley
Director, Department of Research and Development

Hawai’i Tribune-Herald
West Hawai’i Today

Publication Date: February 23, 2017 and February 26, 2017
The County of Hawai’i is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

(HTH965431   2/23, 2/26/17)~


Notice of Availability of the
Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Section 4(f) Evaluation
and Notice of Public Hearings
for the Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor Project
I. NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and Hawai`i Revised Statutes Chapter 343, the
U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation
Services (DTS) have prepared the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Section 4(f) Evaluation for the Honolulu High-
Capacity Transit Corridor Project described below. Copies of the Draft EIS/Section 4(f) Evaluation are available for public inspection at
State libraries on O`ahu, regional libraries on the neighbor islands, the DTS office (650 South King Street – 3rd Floor), the DTS – Rapid
Transit Division office (1099 Alakea Street – Suite 1700), and at http://www.honolulutransit.org.
II. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ACTION: The proposed project would provide high-capacity transit service in the corridor
between East Kapolei and Ala Moana Center on the Island of O`ahu. This Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Section 4(f)
Evaluation identifies the current and future needs to address mobility and travel reliability issues, to support transportation and land use
planning policies, and to improve transportation equity in the corridor between Kapolei and the University of Hawai`i at Manoa on the
Island of O`ahu in the State of Hawai`i. This document considers a No Build and three Build Alternatives that would provide highcapacity
transit service in the corridor between East Kapolei and Ala Moana Center. The alternatives range between 19 and 25 miles of
elevated guideway and include transit stations, park-and-ride facilities, a maintenance and storage facility, and other ancillary facilities to
support the transit system. This Draft EIS evaluates the transportation effects and potential consequences on the natural and human
environment, including effects on land use and economic activity; communities and neighborhoods; air quality and energy; noise and
vibration; hazardous materials; natural resources; water quality; and archaeological, cultural, and historic resources. Financial implications
of construction and operation of the proposed transit system are also evaluated. This document also includes a Section 4(f) Evaluation
in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966.
III. PUBLIC HEARINGS: The following public hearings have been scheduled to provide the community and all interested persons an
opportunity to present comments on the Draft EIS/Section 4(f) Evaluation, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act process,
and potential project impacts:
December 6, 9:00 a.m. Kapolei Hale, 1000 Ulu`ohia Street
December 8, 6:00 p.m. Blaisdell Center Hawai`i Suites, 777 Ward Avenue
December 9, 6:00 p.m. Salt Lake District Park, 1159 Ala Liliko`i Place
December 10, 6:00 p.m. Filipino Community Center, 94-428 Mokuola Street
December 11, 6:00 p.m. Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street
We are interested in receiving public comment on all aspects of the alternatives described including:
• Public comment on the construction phasing of the project and whether project phasing best addresses transportation needs in
the corridor
• Public comment on the location of the East Kapolei Station and whether this is a logical terminus
All interested persons are invited to express their views on the Draft EIS/Section 4(f) Evaluation and the proposed project either orally or
in writing. Persons wishing to speak at the hearings should sign up at the hearing site. Speakers will be limited to a three-minute presentation.
The meeting sites for the public hearings are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals requiring reasonable accommodation may
request written materials in alternative formats, sign language, interpreters, physical accessibility accommodations, or other reasonable
accommodations by calling (808) 566-2299 (voice) or e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at least 48 hours prior to the planned hearing.
The City and County of Honolulu assures full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act
of 1987 and related statutes by prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, national origin, and sex in the provision of benefits and
services.
Persons unable to attend the hearings may submit written comments to Mr. Ted Matley, FTA Region IX, 201 Mission Street, Suite 1650,
San Francisco, CA 94105 and Mr. Wayne Y. Yoshioka, Department of Transportation Services, City and County of Honolulu, 650 South
King Street, 3rd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813 or online at http://www.honolulutransit.org. Your name, organization or business firm (if applicable),
address, and telephone number should be included with your comments. Written comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on
January 7, 2009, or be postmarked by that date.
IV. USE OF COMMENTS: A Final Environmental Impact Statement will be developed based on the comments received during the
Draft EIS/Section 4(f) Evaluation review period.
V. CONTACT INFORMATION: If you have any questions about this Project, or about the Draft EIS/Section 4(f) Evaluation, please
contact Mr. Matley at (415) 744-3133 or Mr. Yoshioka at (808) 768-8303.
Wayne Y. Yoshioka, Director
Department of Transportation Services
City and County of Honolulu
’EWA
WAIPAHU
KAPOLEI
PEARL CITY
’AIEA
SALT LAKE
KALIHI
HONOLULU
PEARL HARBOR
Honolulu
International Airport
WAIKIKI
’EWA BEACH
Farrington Hwy
Fort Weaver Road
Likelike Hwy
Pali Hwy
University of Hawai’i
MAKAKILO
Ala Moana
Center
Kaka’ako
Kamehameha Hwy
Moanalua Hwy
Kalaeloa Blvd
Transit Station
Salt Lake Route
Airport Route
Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor Project

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Notice of Availability of Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment/Overseas     Environmental Assessment (EA/OEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)    for the Undersea Warfare Exercise (USWEX) within the Hawaii Range Complex.

SUMMARY: 
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500-1508) implementing procedural provisions of NEPA, the Department of the Navy (Navy) prepared a Programmatic Environmental Assessment/Overseas Environmental Assessment (EA/OEA) for the Undersea Warfare Exercise (USWEX) within the Hawaii Range Complex to be conducted over a two-year period from January 2007 through   January 2009. On January 24, 2007, the Navy issued the EA/OEA and a Finding of No Significant Impact (“FONSI”) for the USWEX and determined that an Environmental   Impact Statement is not required. Subsequent to January 24, 2007, the Navy         determined that it should update the EA/OEA with clarifications to the Coastal Zone Management Act section, request comments from the public on the EA/OEA and, in light of any comments received, make any appropriate clarifications or revisions to the EA/OEA.  The Navy would then reconsider whether to issue a FONSI and would issue a new decision before any further exercises are undertaken.  On October 15, 2007, after considering approximately 97 comments from 11 different entities that were received during the 21-day public comment period, the Navy clarified certain sections of the EA/OEA and issued the new Programmatic EA/OEA and FONSI for the USWEX. 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  Please contact the U.S. Pacific Fleet at 808-474-7836, or write to Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (N01CE), 250 Makalapa Drive, Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-3131, or visit www.govsupport.us/uswex.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USWEX is an advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) assessment and exercise to be conducted by the U.S. Navy’s Carrier Strike Groups (CSGs) and Expeditionary Strike Groups (ESGs) while in transit from the west coast of the United States to the western Pacific Ocean. CSGs and ESGs that deploy from the west coast of the United States will experience realistic submarine combat conditions and assess submarine warfare training postures in the Hawaii Range Complex prior to their transit to a theater of operations. Hawaii Range Complex training areas, test   ranges, and ocean operating areas would be used to fully support the Fleet Readiness Training Plan.

ASW training conducted during a USWEX includes ships, submarines, aircraft, non-    explosive exercise weapons, and other training systems and devices. When mid-      frequency active sonar is used during the exercise, the Navy will comply with 29       individual marine mammal mitigation measures. These measures were developed in   coordination with the National Marine Fisheries Service and are required as a condition of the National Defense Exemption from the requirements of the Marine Mammal     Protection Act issued by the Secretary of Defense in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce.  During a typical USWEX, embarked aircraft will also be conducting training prior to deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. Fixed-wing aircraft will fly training   missions to Pohakuloa Training Area on the Island of Hawaii, and rotary aircraft will fly training missions to Kaula located off the coast of Kauai. Amphibious landings could be conducted at the Pacific Missile Range Facility or at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows for some ESG USWEXs.

The analysis conducted in the USWEX Programmatic EA/OEA focused on the following resources: airspace, biological resources, cultural resources, land use, noise, and safety and health. Impacts to biological resources will not be significant. The Programmatic EA/OEA analyzes mid-frequency active sonar use associated with the USWEX. The Programmatic EA/OEA documents an acoustic exposure effects-analysis on marine mammals that may be affected by the USWEX training events and use of mid-frequency active sonar.  There are no predicted marine mammal sonar exposures that would result in injury or mortality.  No new special use airspace proposal or any modification to the   existing special use airspace is proposed. Impacts to cultural resources, land use, noise, and safety and health are not anticipated.

The Final Programmatic EA/OEA and FONSI may be obtained by written request from: Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (N01CE), 250 Makalapa Drive, Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-3131. The Final Programmatic EA/OEA and FONSI are also available for public review at the following locations: Wailuku Public Library, 251 High Street, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793 (Maui); Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Hawaii 96720 (Hawaii);  Hawaii State Library, Hawaii and Pacific Section Document Unit, 478 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 (Oahu); and Lihue Public Library, 4344 Hardy Street, Lihue, Hawaii 96766 (Kauai).
(SB05532401   10/19, 10/20, 10/21/07)



DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE FINDING OF NO
SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI) AND ENVIRONMENTAL
ASSESSMENT (EA) FOR BUILDING 193 DEMOLITION AT PEARL HARBOR NAVAL COMPLEX, O‘AHU, HAWAI‘I

Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality     Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500-1508), implementing the National Environmental Policy Act, and Chief of Naval Operations Instruction 5090.1B, the Department of the Navy (Navy) gives notice that an EA has been prepared and an Environmental Impact     Statement is not required for Building 193 Demolition at Pearl Harbor Naval Complex (PHNC), O‘ahu, Hawai‘i.

Commander, Navy Region Hawaii (CNRH) proposes to   demolish Building 193, located between Frederick and Willamette streets at the PHNC, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, remove building debris, and restore site to match the surrounding paved surfaces. Alternatives considered include the   Renovation Alternative and the No Action Alternative.

The Proposed Action would have an adverse effect on Building 193, a WWII temporary building that may be   eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic   Places as a contributing property to the PHNHL. CNRH has complied with Sections 106 and 110(f) of the     National Historic Preservation Act by acting in accordance with the Programmatic Memorandum of Agreement (PMOA) executed among the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation     Officers.

The Proposed Action would not result in significant     impacts on the following resources:  land use, soils,    topography, groundwater, air quality, noise, biological   resources, utilities, storm drainage, traffic, health and safety, and socioeconomic factors (population and     employment).  The Proposed Action would not create   environmental health and safety risks that may         disproportionately affect children or minority or         disadvantaged populations, nor would it have reasonably foreseeable direct or indirect effects on any coastal use or resource of the State’s coastal zone.

Based on information gathered during the preparation of this EA, the Navy finds that the proposed Building 193 Demolition will not significantly impact human health or the environment.

The EA prepared by the Navy addressing this Proposed   Action is on file and interested parties may obtain a copy from:  Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii, 400 Marshall Road, Building X-11, Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-3139, (Attention: Mr. Lance Young, EV2),      telephone (808) 471-1171, Ext. 232.  A limited number of copies on compact disk are available to fill single copy requests.
(SB05532171   10/5, 10/6, 10/7/07)


DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE FINDING OF NO       SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI) AND ENVIRONMENTAL   ASSESSMENT (EA) FOR HAWAII PPV HOUSING PHASE 4,  MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII

Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality       regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500–1508) implementing the National Environmental Policy Act, and Marine Corps Order (MCO) P5090.2A, the U.S. Marine Corps gives notice that an EA has been   prepared and an Environmental Impact Statement is not required for the Hawaii PPV Housing Phase 4, Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH).

MCBH proposes to enter into a Public/Private Venture (PPV) (Hawaii PPV Housing Phase 4), effective through 30 April 2054, to privatize the remaining portion of MCBH-owned family housing at MCBH Kaneohe Bay on O‘ahu and to demolish and replace historic housing units that may be eligible for listing on the National Register of   Historic Places (NRHP). Alternatives evaluated included (1) the Representative Renovation Alternative, under which one historic housing unit would be renovated and (2) the No Action Alternative.

The Proposed Action may have adverse effects on 634 historic housing units proposed for demolition and on   archaeological sites resulting from proposed construction, repair, or maintenance activities. Treatment of historic housing units would be done in accordance with a 2004 Program Comment (a service-wide Section 106       Compliance Action) relating to the management of Wherry and Capehart era family housing. MCBH is complying with Section 106 of the NHPA by consulting with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the State Historic     Preservation Officer, the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and other Native Hawaiian   organizations. Consultations under Section 106 of the NHPA are expected to conclude with the execution of a Programmatic Agreement, which will stipulate ways to minimize and mitigate the adverse effect on historic   properties and archaeological sites. Impacts from the   action alternative would be less than the Proposed Action, as one less historic housing unit would be demolished.

The Proposed Action and action alternative would have no significant impacts on natural resources, infrastructure, public health and safety, socio-economics/demographics, or public services. Implementation of the Proposed Action or action alternative would not create environmental health or safety risks that may disproportionately affect children or minority or low-income populations. MCBH has determined that the Proposed Action and action     alternative would have no affect on Federally listed   threatened or endangered species and would not have reasonably foreseeable direct or indirect effects on any use or resource in the coastal zone.

Based on information gathered during preparation of the EA, MCBH finds that the Proposed Action and action   alternatives will not significantly impact human health or the environment.

The EA and FONSI addressing this action are on file and interested parties may obtain a copy from: Naval       Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, Pearl Harbor, Hawai‘i 96860-3134   (Attention: Ms. Christine Fong), telephone (808)      472-1396. A limited number of copies are available to fill single copy requests.
(SB05531609 8/31, 9/1, 9/2/07)


DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI) AND
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA)
FOR THE CONSOLIDATION OF BUILDINGS
146, 147, AND 148, PEARL HARBOR
NAVAL COMPLEX (PHNC), O‘AHU, HAWAI‘I

Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500-1508) implementing the National Environmental Policy Act, and Chief of Naval Operations Instruction 5090.1B, the Department of the Navy (Navy) gives notice that an EA has been prepared and an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required for the Consolidation of Buildings 146, 147, and 148, PHNC, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i.

Commander Navy Region Hawaii (CNRH) proposes to consolidate the functions of Buildings 146, 147, and 148 at Merry Point, PHNC. Building 148 will be       renovated and used for consolidation, whereas Buildings 146 and 147 will be vacated and demolished. Areas previously occupied by Buildings 146 and 147 will be   restored and paved to match the surrounding areas.

The Proposed Action would have an adverse effect to contributing properties and the historic character of the United States Naval Base, Pearl Harbor National Historic Landmark due to demolition of Buildings 146 and 147.  The Proposed Action would minimize impacts by retaining and renovating Building 148, which is the most       prominent of the buildings. CNRH has complied with Sections 106 and 110(f) of the National Historic     Preservation Act by affording the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the State Historic Preservation   Officer, and other parties the opportunity to comment on the Proposed Action. It was agreed that the demolition of Buildings 146 and 147 are covered by a Programmatic Memorandum of Agreement that allows demolition of temporary World War II structures that qualify for the   National Register of Historic Places.

The Proposed Action would not result in significant     impacts on the following resources: Land Use       Compatibility, Physical Conditions, Water Quality and Marine Environment, Biological Resources, Infrastructure, Health and Safety, and Socio-Economic Factors. The   Proposed Action would not create environmental health and safety risks that may disproportionately affect     children or minority or disadvantaged populations, nor would it have reasonably foreseeable direct or indirect effects on any coastal use or resource of the State’s coastal zone.

The EA and FONSI prepared by the Navy addressing this Proposed Action are on file and interested parties may request a copy from:  Naval Facilities Engineering   Command, Hawaii, 400 Marshall Road, Building X-11, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 96860-3139 (Attention: Mr. Andy Huang, EV2), telephone (808) 471-1171 x207, E-mail “andrew.huang@navy.mil.” A limited number of copies are available to fill single copy requests. 
(SB05529124 5/4, 5/5, 5/6/07)


DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
United States Air Force

Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Draft       Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the Air Force Disposal of Johnston Atoll

AGENCY: United States Air Force, DoD.
ACTION: Notice of Availability.
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SUMMARY: This announces the availability of the DEA for the Air Force disposal of Johnston Atoll. The purpose of the action is to transfer ownership of Johnston Atoll, resulting in removal of the property from the Air Force Real Property Inventory Listing. The need for the action arises from the fact that the Air Force has not identified any current or future missions or requirements for Johnston Atoll and the property has been deemed as “foreign excess property”. The DEA examines the potential environmental impacts of the following alternatives: (1) Proposed Action (disposal of Johnston Atoll) and (2) No-Action (Johnston Atoll remains under the administrative and operational control of the Air Force). Based on the potential environmental consequences disclosed in the DEA, the Air Force has determined that the Proposed Action would not have a significant adverse impact on the environment.

DATES: Public comment on the DEA will be   accepted during the 30-day public comment   period beginning April 26, 2007 and ending May 25, 2007. All comments received or postmarked by May 25, 2007 will be considered and       responded to in the Final EA.

ADDRESSES: To obtain copies of the DEA, contact Lt Col Christopher Sharp, HQ PACAF/A7NA, 25 E Street, Suite D-306,    Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii 96853.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lt Col Christopher Sharp by fax at (808) 449-6883, by e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by mail at the above listed address.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Copies of the DEA are available for review at the following libraries: University of Hawaii Hamilton Library, Government Documents Section (2550 The Mall, Honolulu, HI); Hawaii State Library, Hawaii Documents Section (478 South King St.,    Honolulu, HI); Hickam Air Force Base Library (990 Mills Blvd., Bldg. 595, Hickam Air Force Base, HI ); Pacific Islands Contact Office, U.S. EPA, Region 9, PJKK Federal Building (300 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 5-152, Honolulu, HI).
(SB05528823 4/26, 4/27, 4/28/07)



Missile Defense Agency

Notice of Availability

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has prepared a   Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement     (PEIS) for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). The Final BMDS PEIS is available in a downloadable electronic format through the Internet at http://www.mda.mil/mdalink/html/enviro.html or can be viewed in hard copy at Hawaii State Library and   University of Hawaii at Manoa Hamilton Library.  The MDA invites the general public, Federal agencies, Native American tribes, state and local governments and other interested parties to view the document.  A Record of Decision will be issued no earlier than 30 days from the date of this notice. Requests for electronic copies of the Final BMDS PEIS should be directed to MDA BMDS PEIS, c/o ICF International, 9300 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031; Fax (Toll-Free) 1-877-851-5451; or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For additional information please contact, Mr. Rick Lehner, MDA Director of Public Affairs, at (703) 697-8997.
(SB03510828   2/16/07)


Notice of Availability of Final Programmatic
Environmental Assessment/Overseas Environmental Assessment (EA/OEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Undersea Warfare Exercise
(USWEX) within the Hawaii Range Complex.

SUMMARY:
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the   National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508) implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA, the United States Department of the Navy (Navy) gives notice that a Programmatic     Environmental Assessment/Overseas Environmental Assessment (EA/OEA) has been prepared and an     Environmental Impact Statement is not required for   implementation of Alternative 1, which allows for up to six future Undersea Warfare Exercises (USWEX)    annually within the Hawaii Range Complex between   January 2007 and January 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact the U.S. Pacific Fleet at 808-474-7836, or write to Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (N01CE), 250 Makalapa Drive, Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-3131, or visit www.  govsupport.us/uswex.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USWEX is an advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Exercise (ASWEX) proposed to be conducted by U.S. Navy   Carrier Strike Groups (CSGs) and Expeditionary Strike Groups (ESGs) while in transit from the west coast of the United States to the western Pacific Ocean using   existing operating areas and ranges within the Hawaii Range Complex. The Proposed Action is to conduct USWEXs in the Hawaii Range Complex for deploying west-coast based CSGs and ESGs and Hawaii home-ported ships and submarines. Training events similar to those that comprise a USWEX are currently being   conducted individually. USWEX is a combination of training events that results in a sea control/power     projection fleet exercise that is required in order to meet training objectives for deploying or deployable CSGs and ESGs.

ASW training conducted during a USWEX utilizes ships, submarines, aircraft, non- explosive exercise weapons, and other training systems and devices. During a typical USWEX, embarked aircraft will also be     conducting training prior to deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. Fixed-wing aircraft will fly sorties to   Pohakuloa Training Area on the Island of Hawaii, and rotary aircraft will fly sorties to Kaula located off the coast of Kauai. Aircraft will utilize these live ranges to drop live or inert rounds. During an ESG USWEX,  amphibious forces could utilize the beaches at Pacific   Missile Range Facility or at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows to conduct amphibious landings. The EA/OEA includes an analysis of three alternatives. Alternative 1 analyzes four CSG USWEXs and two ESG USWEXs per year occurring in the Hawaii Range Complex.    Alternative 2 analyzes three CSG USWEXs and one ESG USWEX per year occurring in the Hawaii Range Complex. Under the No Action Alternative, individual training events that compose a USWEX would continue to occur; however, they would not be consolidated into a coordinated training event.

The analysis conducted in the USWEX Programmatic EA/OEA focused on the following resources: airspace, biological resources, cultural resources, land use, noise, and safety and health. Impacts to biological resources will not be significant. The Programmatic EA/OEA   analyzes mid-frequency active sonar use associated with the USWEX. The Programmatic EA/OEA documents an acoustic exposure effects-analysis on marine mammals that may be affected by the USWEX training events and use of mid-frequency active sonar. There are no       predicted marine mammal sonar exposures that would result in injury or mortality. No new special use airspace proposal or any modification to the existing special use airspace is proposed. Impacts to cultural resources, land use, noise, and safety and health are not anticipated.

The Final Programmatic EA/OEA and FONSI may be obtained by written request from: Commander, U.S.  Pacific Fleet (N01CE), 250 Makalapa Drive, Pearl   Harbor, HI 96860-3131. The Final Programmatic EA/OEA and FONSI are also available for public review at the following locations: Wailuku Public Library, 251 High Street, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793 (Maui); Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianaenue Avenue, Hilo, Hawaii 96720 (Hawaii); Hawaii State Library, Hawaii and Pacific   Section Document Unit, 478 South King Street,      Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 (Oahu); and Lihue Public     Library, 4344 Hardy Street, Lihue, Hawaii 96766 (Kauai). (SB05527331 2/2, 2/3, 2/4/07)


Notice of Availability of Final Programmatic
Environmental Assessment/Overseas Environmental Assessment (EA/OEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Undersea Warfare Exercise
(USWEX) within the Hawaii Range Complex.

SUMMARY:
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the   National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508) implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA, the United States Department of the Navy (Navy) gives notice that a Programmatic     Environmental Assessment/Overseas Environmental Assessment (EA/OEA) has been prepared and an     Environmental Impact Statement is not required for   implementation of Alternative 1, which allows for up to six future Undersea Warfare Exercises (USWEX)    annually within the Hawaii Range Complex between   January 2007 and January 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact the U.S. Pacific Fleet at 808-474-7836, or write to Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (N01CE), 250 Makalapa Drive, Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-3131, or visit www.  govsupport.us/uswex.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USWEX is an advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Exercise (ASWEX) proposed to be conducted by U.S. Navy   Carrier Strike Groups (CSGs) and Expeditionary Strike Groups (ESGs) while in transit from the west coast of the United States to the western Pacific Ocean using   existing operating areas and ranges within the Hawaii Range Complex. The Proposed Action is to conduct USWEXs in the Hawaii Range Complex for deploying west-coast based CSGs and ESGs and Hawaii home-ported ships and submarines. Training events similar to those that comprise a USWEX are currently being   conducted individually. USWEX is a combination of training events that results in a sea control/power     projection fleet exercise that is required in order to meet training objectives for deploying or deployable CSGs and ESGs.

ASW training conducted during a USWEX utilizes ships, submarines, aircraft, non- explosive exercise weapons, and other training systems and devices. During a typical USWEX, embarked aircraft will also be     conducting training prior to deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. Fixed-wing aircraft will fly sorties to   Pohakuloa Training Area on the Island of Hawaii, and rotary aircraft will fly sorties to Kaula located off the coast of Kauai. Aircraft will utilize these live ranges to drop live or inert rounds. During an ESG USWEX,  amphibious forces could utilize the beaches at Pacific   Missile Range Facility or at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows to conduct amphibious landings. The EA/OEA includes an analysis of three alternatives. Alternative 1 analyzes four CSG USWEXs and two ESG USWEXs per year occurring in the Hawaii Range Complex.    Alternative 2 analyzes three CSG USWEXs and one ESG USWEX per year occurring in the Hawaii Range Complex. Under the No Action Alternative, individual training events that compose a USWEX would continue to occur; however, they would not be consolidated into a coordinated training event.

The analysis conducted in the USWEX Programmatic EA/OEA focused on the following resources: airspace, biological resources, cultural resources, land use, noise, and safety and health. Impacts to biological resources will not be significant. The Programmatic EA/OEA   analyzes mid-frequency active sonar use associated with the USWEX. The Programmatic EA/OEA documents an acoustic exposure effects-analysis on marine mammals that may be affected by the USWEX training events and use of mid-frequency active sonar. There are no       predicted marine mammal sonar exposures that would result in injury or mortality. No new special use airspace proposal or any modification to the existing special use airspace is proposed. Impacts to cultural resources, land use, noise, and safety and health are not anticipated.

The Final Programmatic EA/OEA and FONSI may be obtained by written request from: Commander, U.S.  Pacific Fleet (N01CE), 250 Makalapa Drive, Pearl   Harbor, HI 96860-3131. The Final Programmatic EA/OEA and FONSI are also available for public review at the following locations: Wailuku Public Library, 251 High Street, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793 (Maui); Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianaenue Avenue, Hilo, Hawaii 96720 (Hawaii); Hawaii State Library, Hawaii and Pacific   Section Document Unit, 478 South King Street,      Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 (Oahu); and Lihue Public     Library, 4344 Hardy Street, Lihue, Hawaii 96766 (Kauai). (SB05527172 1/26, 1/27, 1/28/07)


DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI) FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA) FOR
HAWAI‘I HOUSING PUBLIC-PRIVATE VENTURE,
PHASE 3, O‘AHU AND KAUA‘I, HAWAI‘I.

Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality     regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 1500-1508) and Office of the Chief of Naval Operations     Instruction 5090.1B implementing the procedural     provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act, the Department of the Navy (Navy) gives notice that an EA has been prepared and an Environmental Impact   Statement is not required for the proposed Hawai‘i   Housing Public-Private Venture (PPV), Phase 3, Kaua‘i and, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. 

Commander, Navy Region Hawai‘i (CNRH) proposes to enter into a PPV agreement to privatize the majority of the remaining inventory of its family housing on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i up until April 2054. This would be           accomplished by conveying approximately 2,489 family housing units (FHU) and ancillary facilities and leasing the underlying land areas at 15 family housing       communities on O‘ahu and one housing community on Kaua’i to a private sector PPV entity. Under the Proposed Action, historic housing would be addressed by       renovating 248 historic FHU and demolishing and       replacing the remaining historic FHU. The PPV entity could change (increase or decrease) the number of FHU at the different housing communities; however, CNRH’s end-state inventory would result in approximately 2,519 FHU.  The net increase of 30 FHU would be offset by the inactivation of 30 FHU at Little Makalapa housing   community which is not part of this PPV agreement. 

The Proposed Action would have adverse effects on   historic properties. Four of the housing communities are located within the boundaries of the U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor National Historic Landmark and a number of FHU are eligible for listing in the National Register for Historic Places.  CNRH has completed a National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 review by consulting with the State Historic Preservation Officer and other       consulting parties, affording the Advisory Council on   Historic Preservation and other organizations the       opportunity to comment, and executing a Programmatic Agreement.

The Proposed Action would not result in significant direct, indirect or cumulative impacts on the following         environmental resources: air quality, biological resources, drainage, flood hazards, groundwater and surface water quality, hazardous/regulated materials, land use     compatibility, noise, socioeconomics, soils and       topography, public facilities/services and visual       environment. The Proposed Action would not create     environmental health and safety risks that may         disproportionately affect children or minority or       disadvantaged populations. CNRH has determined that the Proposed Action would not have reasonably       foreseeable direct or indirect effects on any coastal use or resource of the State’s coastal zone.

Based on information gathered during the preparation of the EA, the Navy finds that the Proposed Action will not significantly impact human health or the environment.  The EA and FONSI prepared by the Navy addressing this Proposed Action are on file and interested parties may obtain a copy from: Commander, Naval Facilities       Engineering Command, Pacific, 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 96860-3134 (Attention: Ms. Christine Fong (EV2), telephone (808) 472-1396 (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).  A limited number of compact disks are available to fill single unit requests.
(SB05524589 9/8, 9/9, 9/10/06)


DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA)

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI) AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA) FOR THE
NOAA PACIFIC REGION CENTER (PRC), O`AHU, HAWAI`I

Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 Code of Federal   Regulations Parts 1500-1508) implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and the NOAA Administrative Order Series 216-6, Environmental Review Procedures for   Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act, of 20 May 1999, NOAA has   prepared an EA and FONSI, and determined that an Environmental Impact Statement is not required for the NOAA PRC, O`ahu, Hawai`i.

NOAA proposes to construct a PRC to provide a consolidated location with adequate and permanent administrative, laboratory, and support facilities for NOAA’s Line Offices (LOs) on O`ahu, Hawai`i. The proposed NOAA PRC would contain a reception area,    visitor center, retail store, conference center, training center, library, media/film studio, warehouse storage, research center, laboratories, secure facility for alleged fishery-  related violators, seawater laboratory facility (which would include a seawater well),  offices, emergency generators, perimeter fencing, landscaping, satellite antennas, a   fitness center, parking lot, and would accommodate up to 672 staff by 2010. NOAA has identified Ford Island, O`ahu, Hawai`i as the Preferred Alternative location for       implementation of the Proposed Action.

The Preferred Alternative, the Ford Island Alternative, would have an adverse effect on the historic character of the United States Naval Base, Pearl Harbor National Historic Landmark, due to the alterations required to provide adequate and mission critical   facilities for the PRC. However, adaptive re-use of the buildings shall ensure their   continued preservation. NOAA has complied with the National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 review process, by consulting with the State Historic Preservation Officer and other consulting parties, affording the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation the opportunity to comment, and executing a Memorandum of Agreement to mitigate the adverse effect.

With the implementation of minor traffic improvements, the Preferred Alternative would not have a significant impact on traffic.  NOAA would obtain a National Pollutant     Discharge Elimination System permit prior to use of the facility and would operate   under the terms and conditions of the permit. With the implementation of best     management practices, there would be no significant impacts to physical conditions under the Preferred Alternative. The facilities would incorporate design features       sufficient to obtain “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” (LEED)        certification at the Gold Level (a U.S. Green Buildings Council voluntary standards and certification program that defines high-performance green buildings).

The Preferred Alternative would not result in significant impacts on the following       resource areas: terrestrial biological resources; infrastructure; health and safety;      socio-economics; land use; and public facilities, services and recreation facilities. The Preferred Alternative would not create environmental health or safety risks that may   disproportionately affect children or minority or low-income populations. NOAA has   determined that the Preferred Alternative would not have reasonably foreseeable     effects, direct or indirect, on any use or resource in the State’s coastal zone.

Based on information gathered during preparation of the EA, NOAA finds that the     implementation of the Preferred Alternative at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, O`ahu,    Hawai`i, will not significantly impact human health or the environment.

The EA and FONSI addressing this Proposed Action are on file and interested parties may request a copy from:  Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, 258       Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 96860-3134 (Attention: Ms. Christine Fong), telephone: (808) 472-1396, email:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
(SB05524586 9/8, 9/9, 9/10/06)


DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI) AND
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA)
FOR HAWAII PPV HOUSING PHASE 2,
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII

Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality     regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500–1508) implementing the National Environmental Policy Act, and Marine Corps Order (MCO) P5090.2A, the U.S. Marine Corps gives notice that an EA has been   prepared and an Environmental Impact Statement is not required for the Hawaii PPV Housing Phase 2, Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH).

MCBH proposes to enter into a Public/Private Venture (PPV) (Hawaii PPV Housing Phase 2), effective until May 2054, to privatize a portion of MCBH family housing on O‘ahu and address historic housing by renovating two of the 31 historic housing units which are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and demolishing and replacing the remaining 29 units.      Alternatives evaluated included (1) the Additional     Historic Housing Renovation Alternative, under which a greater number of historic housing units would be     renovated, (2) the Full Historic Housing Renovation     Alternative, under which all 31 historic housing units would be renovated, and (3) the No Action Alternative.

The Proposed Action may have an adverse effect on 31 historic housing units, due to the proposed renovation of two units and the demolition of the 29 remaining units, and archaeological sites due to construction, repair, or maintenance activities. MCBH has complied with Section 106 of the NHPA by consulting with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the State Historic Preservation Officer, the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Office of Hawaiian   Affairs, and the Oahu Council of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, and other Native Hawaiian organizations. Consultations under Section 106 of the NHPA will conclude with the execution of a Programmatic Agreement, which stipulates ways to minimize and mitigate the adverse effect on   historic properties. Impacts from the two action         alternatives would be less than the Proposed Action, as fewer historic housing units would be demolished.

The Proposed Action and action alternatives would have no significant impacts on natural resources, infra-  structure, public health and safety, socio-economics/ demographics, or public services. Implementation of the Proposed Action or action alternatives would not create environmental health or safety risks that may dis-    proportionately affect children or minority or low-income populations. MCBH has determined that the Proposed Action and action alternatives would have no affect on Federal-listed threatened or endangered species and would not have reasonably foreseeable direct or indirect effects on any use or resource in the coastal zone.

Based on information gathered during preparation of the EA, MCBH finds that the Proposed Action and action     alternatives will not significantly impact human health or the environment.

The EA and FONSI addressing this action are on file and interested parties may obtain a copy from: Naval       Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, Pearl Harbor, Hawai‘i 96860-3134   (Attention: Ms. Christine Fong), telephone (808)    472-1396.  A limited number of copies are available to fill single copy requests. (SB05523882 7/29, 7/30, 7/31/06)


NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF DRAFT EIS
AND PUBLIC HEARING

Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Housing Privatization
Phase II at Hickam Air Force Base and Bellows Air Force Station,
O’ahu, Hawaii (Including Privatization of Historic Housing in Districts
Eligible for Inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places)

The United States Air Force (Air Force), as Lead Agency, is issuing this Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that assesses the potential environmental impacts of the privatization of the second phase of military family housing on Hickam Air Force Base (AFB) and Bellows Air Force Station (AFS), O’ahu, Hawaii.

Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as   amended (42 United States Code 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of   NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508), and Air Force’s Environmental Impact Analysis Process as implemented by 32 CFR Part 989, the Air Force has prepared a Draft EIS for Housing Privatization Phase II at Hickam AFB and Bellows AFS (Including Privatization of Housing in Historic Districts Eligible for Inclusion on the National Register of Historic   Places).  The Air Force proposes to transfer up to 1,330 housing units on Hickam AFB and Bellows AFS, and associated facilities (e.g., sidewalks and roads), to a Selected Offeror (SO) and implement a long-term lease to the SO for up to 361 acres of land associated with the housing units. The Draft EIS evaluates three alternatives:

(1) The No Action Alternative.
(2) Alternative 1: Lease of approximately 361 acres of land to the SO for 50 years. Privatization of the remaining 1,330 Government-owned military housing units on Hickam AFB, which includes 623 historic housing units in the Hickam Historic District; the deletion (demolition, removal from the site, redesignation as non-residential units, or a combination of these three sub-alternatives) of 31 of the 33 historic homes from the housing inventory in the Fort Kamehameha Historic District; and the privatization of six family housing units on Bellows AFS.
(3) Alternative 2: Lease of approximately 335.25 acres of land to the SO for 50 years. Privatization of 1,297 of the remaining 1,330 Government-owned military housing units on Hickam AFB, which includes 623 historic housing units in the Hickam Historic District; excludes 33 historic homes that     remain under government control in the Fort Kamehameha Historic     District; and privatizes six family housing units on Bellows AFS.

A copy of the Draft EIS is available at: the Hawaii State Library (Main); Salt Lake/Moanalua Public Library; University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hamilton Library; and, Waimanalo Public & School Library. The Draft EIS is also available online at http://www.HickamHousingPvtz2.com.

The Air Force will conduct a Public Hearing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at the Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu. The public is invited to attend this public hearing to obtain information and provide comments on the findings of the Draft EIS.

Written comments should be addressed to: Mr. Ron Lanier, Chief,          Environmental Flight, 15 CES/CEV, 75 H Street, Hickam AFB, HI 96853-5233.

The public comment period for the Draft EIS will close on June 7, 2006. All comments received at the meeting, and all written comments postmarked by June 7, 2006 will be considered in preparing the Final EIS. 
(SB05522474 4/21, 4/22, 4/23/06)



DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY
OF THE FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT
IMPACT (FONSI) AND ENVIRONMENTAL
ASSESSMENT (EA) FOR MCON P-713
CONSTRUCT COMPRESSED AIR PLANT,
NAVAL STATION PEARL HARBOR, HAWAI‘I


Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500–1508) implementing the National           Environmental Policy Act, and Chief of Naval     Operations Instruction 5090.1B, CH-4, the       Department of the Navy gives notice that an EA and FONSI have been prepared and an         Environmental Impact Statement is not required for the MCON P-713 Construct Compressed Air Plant, Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawai‘i.

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii proposes to construct a new low pressure compressed air plant of 4,346 square feet (404 square meters) at the present location of Building 640 at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawai‘i. The project would include demolition of Building 640 which would be replaced with a new facility     consisting of a pre-engineered metal building     incorporating architectural features and color   consistent with the adjacent Building 641.        Alternatives evaluated included (1) demolishing Building 640 and extending Building 641, the     existing high pressure compressed air plant, over the present location of Building 640 to provide a new low pressure compressed air plant, and (2) no action.

The Proposed Action would have an adverse effect on Building 640 due to the demolition of a structure deemed eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The Navy has complied with     Sections 106 and 110(f) of the National Historic Preservation Act by consulting with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the State Historic Preservation Officer, the National Park Service, the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to develop measures that minimize and mitigate the adverse effects. The   Navy has executed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the State Historic Preservation Officer that stipulates ways to minimize and mitigate the adverse effect on historic properties. The Proposed Action would not result in significant impacts on other resource areas. NAVFAC Hawaii has       determined that the Proposed Action would not have reasonably foreseeable direct or indirect     effects on coastal use or resources within the State’s coastal zone.

Based on information gathered during preparation of the EA, the Navy finds that the Proposed Action will not significantly impact human health or the   environment.

The EA and FONSI addressing this action are on file and interested parties may obtain a copy from: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, Pearl Harbor, Hawai‘i 96860-3134 (Attention: Ms. Christine Fong),      telephone (808) 472-1396. A limited number of copies are available to fill single copy requests.
(SB05521873 3/19, 3/20, 3/21/06)


DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE FINDING OF
NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI) FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA) FOR THE
HAWAII REGIONAL SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTER (HRSOC), WAHIAWA, O‘AHU, HAWAI‘I.

Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality     regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 1500-1508) and Office of the Chief of Naval Operations     Instruction 5090.1B implementing the procedural     provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act, the Department of the Navy (Navy) gives notice that an EA has been prepared and an Environmental Impact   Statement is not required for the proposed HRSOC   project at the Naval Computer Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific (NCTAMS PAC), Wahiawa, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i.  After the conclusion of the Final EA, two         important reference names used in the EA were changed.  Both the Kunia Regional Security Operations Center     facility in Kunia and the proposed HRSOC facility are now known as the National Security Agency/Central Security Service Hawaii (NSA/CSS Hawaii). 

NSA/CSS Hawaii proposes to construct new facilities at NCTAMS PAC to accommodate the relocation of its       existing facility at Kunia, O‘ahu. The Proposed Action   includes construction of a 428,000 square foot       operational control center, ancillary facilities, and utility system connections.  Off-base improvements include   construction of a new base access road to NCTAMS PAC, roadway improvements along existing State-and City-owned Wahiawa-area roads, and on- and off-site utility system improvements. The Navy would acquire fee     interest in approximately 35 acres of private property, as well as additional easements within State- and City-owned roadway rights-of-way, to construct the proposed off-base access road, and improvements to existing roadways and utility system.  Alternatives considered include modernizing and expanding existing Kunia facilities and No Action.

The Proposed Action would not result in any significant adverse direct, indirect and cumulative impacts that   cannot be mitigated.  Planned utility improvements are sufficient to support additional project demand.      Construction of a new project access road and planned transportation improvements along State- and City-owned roadways, and implementation of a traffic management plan in coordination with the State Department of   Transportation would accommodate additional traffic   volumes generated by the project. The Navy complied with the National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 by consulting with the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), the State Office of Hawaiian Affairs and other consulting parties. The SHPO concurred with the Navy’s no historic properties affected determination.

Based on information gathered during the preparation of the EA, the Navy finds that the Proposed Action will not significantly impact human health or the environment.

The EA and FONSI prepared by the Navy addressing this Proposed Action are on file and interested parties may obtain a copy from: Commander, Naval Facilities       Engineering Command, Pacific, 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 96860-3134 (Attention: Ms. Connie Chang, EV21), telephone (808) 472-1395.  A limited number of compact disks are available to fill single unit requests. (SB05521454 2/19, 2/20, 2/21/06)

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