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Public Involvement – Online Open House Website


As part of the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that there be an early and open process for determining the scope of the issues to be addressed by a study. This process is commonly known as “NEPA scoping,” during which an agency will solicit your input. Agencies are required to make efforts to provide meaningful public involvement in the NEPA process.

Due to federal and state guidance and measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) did not hold in-person public scoping meetings in 2021. A Homeland Defense Radar – Hawaii (HDR-H) Online Open House website was prepared to provide project information and the ability to comment on the proposed project. The Telephone Public Meetings provided attendees with the opportunity to ask questions of MDA representatives and provide comments. In an effort to maximize participation, MDA provided two identical Telephone Public Meetings on March 23 and 25, 2021.  <The Online Open House and public scoping comment period was February 26 – April 12, 2021. Scoping material is still available for download.

Please check this website often for information on the upcoming Draft EIS release.

2021 Downloadable scoping resources:

HDR-H Fact Sheet

HDR-H EIS Fact Sheet

HDR-H EIS Scoping Online Open House Slides

HDR-H EIS Scoping NOI


2018 Public Meetings


MDA has held and attended various public meetings across the island of O’ahu. Below is a list of the past meetings.

Meeting Date Materials
HDR-H EIS Public Scoping Meetings (Sunset Beach, Honolulu, & Waianae, respectively) 06-19,20,21 2018
  • HDR-H Fact Sheet
  • MDS Fact Sheet
  • HDR-H EIS Scoping Poster 06-2018
  • North Shore Neighborhood Board No. 27 09-24-2019 Meeting Documents
    Waianae Neighborhood Board No. 24 11-05-2019 Meeting Documents
    Ko’olauloa Neighborhood Board No. 28 11-14-2019 Meeting Documents
    Waianae Neighborhood Board sub-committee 11-21-2019 Meeting Documents