The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) encouraged all interested members of the public, as well as federal, state, and local agencies, to participate in the scoping process for the preparation of this Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
The MDA hosted scoping meetings in the local communities of Haleiwa, Waianae, and Honolulu, Oahu to share information about the EIS process, gather feedback, and solicit comments on the scope of the environmental analysis.
A Notice of Intent was published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2018.
Concurrently with the Notice of Intent, the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources published an EIS preparation notice in the Office of Environmental Quality Control Bulletin (The Environmental Notice) on June 8, 2018, announcing intent to prepare an EIS for the proposed HDR-H.
Scoping meeting dates were as follows:
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 -- Sunset Beach Elementary School 59-360 Kamehameha Highway, Hale’iwa, HI 96712 (6-9 p.m.)
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 -- Ke'ehi Lagoon Memorial Park, 2685 N. Nimitz Highway, Honolulu, HI 96819 (6-9 p.m.)
Thursday, 21 June 2018 -- Wai'anae High School, 85-251 Farrington Highway, Wai'anae, HI 96792 (6-9 p.m.)
The public meetings were in an open house format, which provided attendees with the opportunity to talk one on one with the MDA and local installation representatives. The public had the opportunity to provide verbal and written official comments on the proposed project. All the meetings had the same content and format.
Downloadable scoping resources:
Your input is important to ensure significant environmental issues, areas of concern, and alternatives are considered early in the EIS process. The comment period for the scoping process completed on July 23, 2018. The MDA is reviewing the comments received during the scoping public comment period. The public will be provided the opportunity to comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement when a Notice of Availability is published in the Federal Register as well as Hawaii’s The Environmental Notice.
Privacy Advisory: Requesting public review and comment on the scope of the HDR-H EIS and environmental issues that should be studied is required in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the Hawaii Environmental Policy Act. All written comments received during the scoping process and during the comment period will become part of the public record and will be considered during preparation of the Draft EIS and EIS. Providing private address information with your comment is voluntary and such personal information will be kept confidential unless release is required by law. Failure to provide your email or address will result in your name not being included on our contact list, and you will not receive notifications about this project as the MDA will not be able to contact you.