A17-804 HAWAIIAN MEMORIAL LIFE PLAN, LTD.
Hawaiian Memorial Life Plan, Ltd. (“Petitioner”) is requesting to amend the boundaries of the State Land Use Conservation District into the State Urban District for approximately 53.449 acres of land at Kāne’ohe, Island of O’ahu, State of Hawai’i covering Tax Map Key No. (1)-4-5-033: por. 001. The proposed reclassification is to allow the expansion of the cemetery area, creation of a cultural preserve, internal roadways, and open space area. The proposed expansion will require the use of state or county lands, including public roadways that will trigger an environmental assessment under Section 343-5(a)(1), Hawai`i Revised Statutes (HRS).
Petitioner filed its Petition with the Commission on Monday November 13, 2017. The Petition was reviewed by staff and was deemed incomplete until the Chapter 343, HRS, environmental review process had been completed and Petitioner filed an amended Petition.
Petitioner also filed on November 13, 2017, Petitioner’s Motion to Designate the Land Use Commission as Approving Authority for Environmental Statement Under Chapter 343, HRS, and for Authority to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement Preparation Notice (“EISPN”). The Commission held a hearing on this request on November 21, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The Commission agreed to be the reviewing and accepting agency for Petitioner’s Chapter 343, HRS, compliance; identified that the project as proposed would likely have significant environmental impacts requiring that an EIS would be required, and directed the Petitioner to prepare and file an EISPN with the State Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC) that will begin the public review process for this proposed project.
On August 30, 2018, Petitioner simultaneously filed its Draft EIS (“DEIS”) with the State OEQC and the Commission for publication in the next Environmental Notice.
On April 1, 2019, Petitioner simultaneously filed its Final EIS (“FEIS”) with the State OEQC and the Commission for publication in the next Environmental Notice. This began a 30-day period for public review and LUC action. (The Petitioner’s FEIS can be accessed below from the link under Petitioner Filings – Petitioner’s Final EIS).
On October 10, 2019, Intervenor Hui O Pikoiloa filed their Petition to Intervene.
On November 21, 2019, the Commission granted Hui O Pikoiloa petition to intervene and become a party to the proceedings.
The Commission has tentatively scheduled a hearing on this docket for January 22-23, 2020. Please check the Commission calendar for scheduling and agenda.
Petitioner’s Motion to Designate the Land Use Commission as Approving Authority for Environmental Statement Under HRS Chapter 343 and for Authority to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement Preparation Notice (“EISPN”) filed November 13, 2017
Petition for Land Use District Boundary Amendment and Exhibits 1 – 5 filed November 13, 2017
Exhibit 1 – Regional Location Map
Exhibit 2 – Land Tax Key Parcel Description and Metes and Bounds Map
Petitioner’s Description Parcel 1 (Conservation to Urban) Dated 10/26/17 (rcvd 11/14/17)
State Land Use Urban Boundary Affecting Lot 1 TMK (1) 4-5-033:001 Dated 10/26/17 (rcvd 11/14/17)
Exhibit 3 – Land Tax Key Plat Map
Exhibit 4 – Property Title Report
Exhibit 5 – Hawaii Memorial Park Expansion Project EISPN plus Public Notice & Certificate of Service
Petitioner’s Draft EIS
Petitioner’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (“DEIS”) filed August 30, 2018
Public Comments received by LUC on DEIS
Petitioner’s Final EIS (Exhibit 6)
Petitioner’s First Amendment to Petition for Land Use District Boundary Amendment filed May 10, 2019 (Exhibit 6-7 attached)
Petitioner’s Second Amendment to Petition for Land Use District Boundary Amendment filed June 19, 2019 (Exhibits 8, 9 and 10 attached)
State Office of Planning Filings
OP’s Comment on PETITIONER’S MOTION TO DESIGNATE THE LAND USE COMMISSION AS APPROVING AGENCY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT UNDER HRS CHAPTER 343 AND FOR AUTHORITY TO PREPARE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT PREPARATION NOTICE (11/16 /17)
OP’s Statement of Position, COS (8/21/19)
City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting Filings
Notice of Intent to Intervene (12/11/17) filed by Hui O Pikoiloa
Public Comment Filings
Public Comments received by LUC on DEIS
Public Emails rcvd prior to JUL 25 2019
Public Testimony received 11/27/2019
Public Testimony received 11/21/2019
Christopher Yamada, Jack Perreira, and Maximus Hudson
Public Testimony received 11/18/2019
Ho`onua Tavares and Jonah Gilbert
Public Testimony received 11/15/2019
Tyson Okamura, Jaron Ho`okano Ward, Destiny Clemente, and Braven Brown
Kathleen O`Malley 11/12/2019
1/3/18– SOH-DAGS-Public Works
1/9/2018 – Tyler Dos Santos-Tam
1/12/18– SOH- DLNR- OCCL
1/16/18– Honolulu Fire Department & Honolulu Police Department
1/19/18 – Board of Water Supply
1/22-23/18 – Comments Received from
1/25/18- Comments from SOH- DLNR Aquatic Resources
1/26/18 – A17-804 C&C HNL DTS CMMNTS
3/2/18- A17-804 DOT comment
SHPD Comment Letter on Petitioner’s Revised AIS dated April 8, 2019
Written testimony of Mary Piette (5/7/19)
Email comment- Bill Sager (5/18/19)
Kimberly Pine (9/26/2019)
Notices & Orders by the Commission
LUC ORDER Determining (1) That the Land Use Commission Agrees to be the Accepting Authority Pursuant to Chapter 343, Hawai`i Revised Statutes; and, (2) That the Proposed Action May Have a Significant Impact Upon the Environment to Warrant Proceeding Directly to the Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement; and Certificate of Service dated November 30, 2017
LUC ORDER– Findings of Fact-Conclusions of Law-Decision and Order Accepting Petitioner’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (4/26/17)