DR18-62 Kualoa Ranch, Inc.

Background

Kualoa Ranch, Inc. (“Petitioner”) filed a petition for declaratory order to designate Important Agricultural Lands (“IAL Petition”) on June 29, 2018.  The request is to designate approximately 761.55 acres at Hakipuʻu, Kualoa and Kaʻaʻawa Valleys, Island of Oʻahu, identified by TMK Nos. (1) 4-9-002:001 (por.); (1) 4-9-004:002 (por.); (1) 4-9-005:001 (por.); (1) 5-1-001:001 (por.), 016 (por.), 025 (por.); (1) 5-1-004:001 (por.); and (1) 5-1-007:001 (por.).  The petition seeks to designate those lands as Important Agricultural Lands (“IAL”) pursuant to sections 205-44 and -45, Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes (“HRS”) and sections 15-15-98, -99, -120, and -121, Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules (“HAR”).

Status

Petitioner filed a petition for declaratory order to designate Important Agricultural Lands (“IAL Petition”) on June 29, 2018.  Additional documents were filed by the Petition on July 27, 2018.  A hearing on the matter was held on August 8, 2018, and the petition was approved.  The Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Decision and Order was executed on October 29, 2018.

Petitioner Filings

G70 Correspondence re: Final Environmental Assessment (8/6/18)

Petition for Declaratory Order to Designate Important Agricultural Lands filed June 29, 2018

Exhibit A – Tax Map Key Description

Exhibit B – Affidavit of John Morgan

Exhibit C – Signed Verification of Ownership by Title Guaranty of Hawaiʻi  filed 7/27/18 (unsigned version received 7/25, 2018 has been removed)

Exhibit D – Agricultural Land Assessment for Kualoa Ranch

Certificate of Service

Material submitted at LUC meeting 8/8/18

State Office of Planning Filings

OP Comments filed August 3, 2018

OP’s revised condition (8/8/18)

State Department of Agriculture Filings

 DOA Comments (rcvd via mail 8/8/18)

DOA Comments (rcvd via email 8/3/18)

DOA email notifying non-attendance at OCT 24-25 2018 meeting (10/19/18)

City & County of Honolulu Filings

DPP Comments received after 8/8/28 Meeting had commenced and not considered by Commission.

Public/Agency Comments

No comments received

Land Use Commission

Orders

Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Decision and Order (October 29, 2018)