More Military Rubbish Coming to Hawaii

Waimea meeting Nov. 30th.  Hilo meeting Dec. 1st.  See below.  It appears we may have to take our own mic and sound system to have a public hearing  They appear to be planning NO PUBLIC TESTIMONY, AGAIN. Only science fair type display booths and a stenographer in the corner to take comments.  Insult to injury!
Source:  ENVIRONMENTAL NOTICE  Page 9    November 23, 2011




11. Basing of MV-22 and H-1 Aircraft in Support of III MEF Elements in Hawaiʻi Draft EIS

Island: All

District: Various

TMK: Various

Permits: Construction-related, e.g., NPDES permit, permit for stationary sources

Proposing/Determination Agency: Department of the Navy,

Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific,

258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, Pearl Harbor, Hawaiʻi 96860.

Contact: John Bigay, (808) 472-1196

Consultant: Belt Collins Hawaii Ltd., 2153 North King Street,

Suite 200, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96819.

Contact: Sue Sakai, (808) 521-5361


Status: 30-day comment period begins; comments are due on December 27, 2011. Send comments to the Proposing Agency

The proposed action would include: (1) basing of up to two squadrons with MV-22 Osprey aircraft and one squadron with AH-1 Cobra and UH-1 Huey helicopters in Hawaiʻi; (2) developing facilities at Marine Corps Base Hawaiʻi Kaneʻohe Bay to accommodate the squadrons; and (3) conducting aviation operations statewide. For most resources, there would be no impacts or minor impacts. Many impacts would be avoided or minimized through compliance with applicable laws, regulations, orders, and procedures. Mitigation is required for cultural resources and traffic, and may be required for soils.


Public meetings will be held to obtain comments on the EIS and to meet public involvement requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Section 106. NHPA Section 106 input will be scheduled during the first hour of each meeting, followed by an open house.

November 30, 5:30-8:30 pm: Waimea Elementary School Cafeteria, Kamuela, HI

December 1, 4:30-7:30 pm: Hilo Intermediate School Cafeteria, Hilo, HI

December 6, 5:30-8:30 pm: Mililani Middle School Cafeteria, Mililani, HI

December 7, 5:30-8:30 pm: Waimanalo Elementary & Intermediate School Cafeteria, Waimanalo, HI

December 8, 5:30-8:30 pm: Castle High School Cafeteria, Kaneohe, HI