PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

PROPOSED LAND DISPOSITION OF
HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS FOR A HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT
IN THE WAIMEA DISTRICT, ON THE ISLAND OF KAUAI

Public Notice is hereby given that the Hawaiian Homes Commission will conduct two (2) public hearings, pursuant to Chapter 171-95.3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, in Lihue, on the Island of Kauai in order to provide information on a proposed hydroelectric project and to hear comments on the proposed project.  The public hearings have been scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Kauai State Office Building
Conference Rooms A & B
3060 Eiwa Street, Lihue, HI 96766

and

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
King Kaumualii Elementary School Cafeteria
4380 Hanamaulu Road, Lihue, HI 96766

The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) is requesting a General Lease of 65 years that will involve the Puu Opae Reservoir and other Hawaiian Home Lands in the Waimea District of Kauai.  The KIUC proposes to repair, restore and maintain Puu Opae Reservoir and related water transmission lines in order to facilitate the provision of water for agricultural, pastoral and future homesteading needs and to develop a renewable energy project that integrates pumped storage and the storage and release of water to generate hydroelectric power.  Information on the proposed land disposition and the hydroelectric project will be presented at the beginning of each hearing. 

Native Hawaiian beneficiaries and members of the public are invited to attend one of the public hearings and to submit oral and/or written comments on the proposed leasing of Hawaiian Home Lands for the hydroelectric project.

Dated:  Honolulu, Hawaii, June 28, 2017

        By JOBIE M. K. MASAGATANI, Chairman
    Hawaiian Homes Commission
    Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
      State of Hawaii

(HTH1005966 6/28/17)~