A18-805 Church-Hildal

Background

The Petitioner, Kenneth Stanley Church and Joan Evelyn Hildal, are requesting the reclassification of approximately 3.368 acres of land currently in the State Conservation District to the State Agricultural District consisting of two parcels TMK Nos. (3) 2-9-003:029 and 060.  These former sugar cane lands in Wailea, South Hilo, island of Hawaiʻi.  The property is currently used for agricultural purposes and has one existing agricultural storage and processing structure and one permitted dwelling under construction.

Status

A petition was initially filed on July 20, 2018.  After a review of the material submitted, Petitioner was advised to look at previously filed petitions for style, format, and content; also, Petitioner was referred to the Commission’s administrative rules indicating specific guidance on filing requirements.  On July 31, 2018, Petitioner filed additional information in support of their filing.  On August 1, 2018, the LUC deemed the filing incomplete and directed the Petitioner to provide additional information, including evidence of compliance with Chapter 343, Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes (HRS).

On August 9, 2018, the Petitioner filed a Motion That the Land Use Commission Accept an Existing EA/FONSI.  On August 10, 2018, the LUC informed Petitioner that the filing was incomplete and did not follow requirements.  On September 5, 2018, the Petitioner filed an Amended Motion that the LUC Accept an Existing EA/FONSI as Sufficient to Support the Petition.

The LUC will be scheduling a date to hear Petitioner’s Motion.

Petitioner Filings

Petition for Boundary Amendment from State Conservation District to State Agricultural District

Motion for LUC to Accept an Existing Final Environmental Assessment/FONSI in Support of Petition filed August 10, 2018

Petitioner’s Cover Letter dated August 10, 2018

Exhibit 1 – Final EA/FONSI and Acceptance Letter by DLNR dated June 22, 2016

Exhibit 2 – Excerpt from July 8, 2016 OEQC Environmental Notice

Amended Motion for LUC to Accept an Existing EA/FONSI in Support of Petition filed August 15, 2018

Exhibit 1 – DLNR FONSI Determination Letter dated June 22, 2016

Exhibit 2 – DLNR Response Letter from Sam Lemmo (OCCL) re:  Removal of Invasive Species dated January 27, 2017

Exhibit 3 – County of Hawai`i Planning Department Response Letter re:  Agricultural uses in the SMA dated March 22, 2018

 

State Office of Planning Filing

A18-805 Office of Planning’s Response to Petitioner’s Amended Motion that the Commission Accept the Existing FONSI, Exhibit 1 , As Sufficient to Support the Petition (10/31/18)

 

County of Hawai`i Planning Department Filings

 

Public Comments

 

LUC Notices and Orders

LUC letter deeming Petition an incomplete filing dated August 1, 2018

LUC Letter deeming Petitioner’s Motion an incomplete filing dated August 10, 2018