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Mauna Kea “Rules” Hearings set

Friday, September 14th, 2018

See full details here

VIDEO: Mauna Kea Admin Rules Proposed, Hearings Set

Four public hearings will be held in the month of September. Two of them will be on Hawaii Island.

  • September 24, 5 to 7 p.m., Sullivan Conference Center, UH Cancer Center, 701 Ilalo Street, Honolulu
  • September 25, 5 to 7 p.m., ʻImiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi, 600 ʻImiloa Place, Hilo
  • September 26, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School, 68-1730 Hoʻoko Street, Waikoloa
  • September 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., ʻIke Leʻa—Room 144, UH Maui College, 310 West KaʻahumanuAvenue, Kahului

Navy meetings in Hilo Sept. 6 and Kona Sept. 7

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

The press should note that the Navy is NOT allowing recording and broadcasting of the meetings.  What’s up with that.  Secret meeting??????  See next to last paragraph below.

Jim Albertini

 

Aloha,

 

The Navy is continuing to seek information from consulting parties and other individuals and organizations likely to have knowledge of, or concerns with, historic properties in the area, and identify issues relating to the undertaking’s potential effects on historic properties (CFR §800.4(a)(3)).  Historic properties that have been identified within the area of potential effects (APE) are provided in Enclosure 3.  We welcome input regarding historic properties during these meetings or by email, letter or telephone conversation.

 

The Navy would like to thank those who participated in the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Section 106 consultation meetings on Oahu (April 30, May 22, and July 18, 2018) for the proposed Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing activities. In response to consulting parties request for in person meetings in the neighbor islands, the Navy has scheduled meetings in Kauai, Maui, Hilo, and Kona. The date, time, location, and call-in number for each of the neighbor island meetings is listed below:

 

Kauai: Tuesday, Sep 4, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Sheraton Kauai Resort – Poipu Ballroom

2440 Hoonani Road

Kauai, HI  96756

Call-in Number: 1-866-865-3544, Access Code: 987 485 379

 

Maui: Wednesday, Sep 5, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

              Maui Arts and Cultural Center

One Cameron Way

Kahului, HI  96732

Call-in Number: 1-866-865-3544, Access Code: 981 464 039

 

Hilo:    Thursday, Sep 6, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

              Hilo Hawaiian Hotel – Mokuola #1 Ballroom

              71 Banyan Drive

Hilo, HI  96720

Call-in Number: 1-866-865-3544, Access Code: 983 287 850

 

Kona:  Friday, Sep 7, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Courtyard Kona Beach Hotel Ballroom

75-5660 Palani Road

Kailua-Kona, HI  96740

Call-in Number: 1-866-865-3544, Access Code: 988 813 327

 

Please RSVP using the contact information below no later than Thursday, Aug 30 to ensure that the venue’s size can accommodate all who wish to participate. For those unable to attend the meetings in person, you are welcome to call the phone number and access code listed above to participate. The Navy received a number of confidentiality concerns regarding recordation, and no “live-streaming” or other such broadcasting will be permitted for the remaining consultation meetings. If you are aware of any parties interested in the ongoing consultation who are unable to attend, they may contact us directly.

 

To RSVP, please email NFPAC-Receive2@Navy.Mil or call (808) 472-1300. Should you have any questions or concerns please contact Ms. Coral Rasmussen, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Cultural Resources Division at (808) 472-1432 or email at coral.rasmussen@navy.mil.

 

The Meeting Summary for July 18 and the list of Historic properties identified within the area of potential effect (APE)will be sent shortly.

 

 

Mahalo,

Coral Rasmussen

 

Coral Rasmussen

Archaeologist

NAVFAC Pacific 258 Makalapa Dr. Ste 100

Pearl Harbor, HI 96860

coral.rasmussen@navy.mil

Phone: (808) 472- 1432

DSN: (315) 472 -1432

 

 

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Jim Albertini
Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489
Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760
Phone 808-966-7622
email ja@malu-aina.org
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Please sign Military Human Experimentation Protest form

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Please sign and return this form by email or postal mail, or bring to the Wed. Aug. 29, 2018 Military meeting on Pohakuloa at the Imiloa Astronomy center 5-7PM.  Or the Kailua-Kona meeting: Thursday August 30, 2018 5:00-7:00 at the Paddler’s Room in the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

US Army Garrison – Pohakuloa will be hosting public information forums to provide the public
an opportunity to learn about the training at Pohakuloa.
The 133 page Programmatic Agreement (PA) document released in advance does not mention DU used at Pohakuloa and is very light on specifics of training done at Pohakuloa
i.e. number of live rounds fired, B-52 and B-2 bombers training for nuclear war, etc…

MILITARY HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION?

Depleted Uranium Oxide (DU) at Pohakuloa Training Area

No comprehensive independent environmental survey has been done on the true risk of exposure to Depleted Uranium oxide particles from military training at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA). Until such an environmental survey is completed the true risk is really unknown. As long as the risk is unknown the possible exposure is really a human experiment, which must have informed consent prior to and throughout the activity. We the undersigned have never had the chance to give our informed consent to this ongoing experiment at PTA.  We ask that all activities that raise dust be suspended while we assess if everyone exposed freely gives consent after being fully informed.  These steps are in accordance with US and international ethical requirements for human experimentation.

 

Name (please print)

 

                      Address                                                                                                              

 

   City                                                                        State

 

Phone number                                       Email address

 

Signature

 

Date

Please return to

Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown) Hawai’i 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org Visit us on the web at www.malu-aina.org

Copies will be provided to the Military Pohakuloa Training Area.

Malu ‘Aina will follow up with you on next steps. Mahalo.

 

Jim Albertini
Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

Navy meetings on Impacts from Navy military training

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Subject: HSTT Section 106 Consultation Meetings: 4-7 September 2018

 

Aloha,

 

The Navy is continuing to seek information from consulting parties and other individuals and organizations likely to have knowledge of, or concerns with, historic properties in the area, and identify issues relating to the undertaking’s potential effects on historic properties (CFR §800.4(a)(3)).  Historic properties that have been identified within the area of potential effects (APE) are provided in Enclosure 3.  We welcome input regarding historic properties during these meetings or by email, letter or telephone conversation.

 

The Navy would like to thank those who participated in the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Section 106 consultation meetings on Oahu (April 30, May 22, and July 18, 2018) for the proposed Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing activities. In response to consulting parties request for in person meetings in the neighbor islands, the Navy has scheduled meetings in Kauai, Maui, Hilo, and Kona. The date, time, location, and call-in number for each of the neighbor island meetings is listed below:

 

Kauai: Tuesday, Sep 4, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Sheraton Kauai Resort – Poipu Ballroom

2440 Hoonani Road

Kauai, HI  96756

Call-in Number: 1-866-865-3544, Access Code: 987 485 379

 

Maui: Wednesday, Sep 5, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

              Maui Arts and Cultural Center

One Cameron Way

Kahului, HI  96732

Call-in Number: 1-866-865-3544, Access Code: 981 464 039

 

Hilo:    Thursday, Sep 6, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

              Hilo Hawaiian Hotel – Mokuola #1 Ballroom

              71 Banyan Drive

Hilo, HI  96720

Call-in Number: 1-866-865-3544, Access Code: 983 287 850

 

Kona:  Friday, Sep 7, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Courtyard Kona Beach Hotel Ballroom

75-5660 Palani Road

Kailua-Kona, HI  96740

Call-in Number: 1-866-865-3544, Access Code: 988 813 327

 

Please RSVP using the contact information below no later than Thursday, Aug 30 to ensure that the venue’s size can accommodate all who wish to participate. For those unable to attend the meetings in person, you are welcome to call the phone number and access code listed above to participate. The Navy received a number of confidentiality concerns regarding recordation, and no “live-streaming” or other such broadcasting will be permitted for the remaining consultation meetings. If you are aware of any parties interested in the ongoing consultation who are unable to attend, they may contact us directly.

 

To RSVP, please email NFPAC-Receive2@Navy.Mil or call (808) 472-1300. Should you have any questions or concerns please contact Ms. Coral Rasmussen, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Cultural Resources Division at (808) 472-1432 or email at coral.rasmussen@navy.mil.

 

The Meeting Summary for July 18 and the list of Historic properties identified within the area of potential effect (APE)will be sent shortly.

 

 

Mahalo,

Coral Rasmussen

 

Coral Rasmussen

Archaeologist

NAVFAC Pacific 258 Makalapa Dr. Ste 100

Pearl Harbor, HI 96860

coral.rasmussen@navy.mil

Phone: (808) 472- 1432

DSN: (315) 472 -1432

 

Criticism on Military Pohakuloa Impact

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Proposed $210 Million Military Pohakuloa Building Project Criticized

      Many people submitted testimony opposing the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the $210 million building project at the 133,000-acre Military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii Island. Here are just a few excerpts of testimony submitted:

“I disagree with the EA’s finding of No Significant Impact in regards to… Cumulative Impacts…  All cumulative impacts of activities, live fire training, hazardous waste and UXO accumulation need to be considered as these facility upgrades will perpetuate these impacts on the environment… This action is fundamental to the longevity of PTA and therefore must be considered in the cumulative context of all actions and impacts of the military at Pohakuloa.” Joseph Kualii Lindsey Camara

De-Militarize and De-Occupy Hawaii Now!

After well over a century, the United States of America continues to ignore the fact that the Hawaiian Islands were never annexed by the United States of America. The Hawaiian Kingdom remains an independent neutral state under the belligerent military occupation of the United States of America…  United States military training in Hawaii, with its associated contaminations of Hawaii’s land, sea, and airspace with military toxins, are intentionally inflicted harms constituting premeditated war crimes.” Isaac Paka Harp, Vice-President, Hawaiian Patriotic League

It must be assumed that the proposed project has a high probability of spreading DU oxide particles (Depleted Uranium) not only within Pohakuloa Training Area, but also to neighboring or down-wind areas off-base, such as the Girl Scout Camp and Mauna Kea Park, where families in vehicles using the Saddle Road can be exposed to negative health impacts of being exposed to DU. It is unconscionable for such a construction project to be carried out without a prior Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to mitigate potential negative health impacts.” Carol Stevenson, DrPH (Public Health)

Ohana Ho`opakele, a native Hawaiian organization, feels that the Environmental Assessment (EA) is wholly inadequate for the following reasons:  There is no mention of the dangers of Depleted Uranium (DU) oxide at all… There has been no study done on the psychological impacts to native Hawaiians caused by destruction of their cultural, traditional and sacred sites… Ohana Ho`opakele requests that a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) be required of this project.” Ronald Fujiyoshi, Treasurer Ohana Ho`opakele

The EA turns a blind eye to the significant, long-term environmental impacts of military actions, statewide, nationwide, and worldwide, that will be enabled by (PTA base) cantonment improvement.” Cory Harden

For ‘Aina, Justice, Peace, and Public Health – Shut Down PTA

For more complete testimonies on Pohakuloa EA see www.malu-aina.org

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