DR17-59 MONSANTO COMPANY, a Delaware Corporation- Petition for Declaratory Order to Designate Important Agricultural Lands- Kunia, Oahu, Hawai`i

DR17-59 MONSANTO COMPANY, a Delaware Corporation’s Petition for Declaratory Order to Designate Important Agricultural Lands (IAL) for approximately 1,550 acres at Kunia, O`ahu identified by TMK (1) 9-2-001-001 (por.); (1) 9-2-001-005; and (1) 9-2-004-009 was filed on September 8, 2017 with the Commission.  Copies of this Petition were provided to the Department of Agriculture, the City and County of Honolulu, and the State Office of Planning to review and provide comments on by September 28, 2017.  The Petition was heard by the Commission on October 11-12, 2017 on O`ahu and was tentatively approved with conditions.  On November 8-9, 2017, the Commission will be meeting on Kaua`i to adopt the order approving the designation of IAL for the Kunia lands.

The Commission approved the Petition in November, 2017.  Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Decision and Order dated 11/15/17

  • Notice of Land Use Commission Site Visit – September 22, 2017 (pdf): Site Visit
Petitioner FilingState Office of Planning & Sustainable Development (OPSD) FilingsDepartment of Planning and Permitting (DPP) FilingsPublic/Agency CommentsLUC Notices and Orders

Table of Contents

Monsanto O`ahu Petition for Declaratory Order to Designate Important Agricultural Lands (9/8/17)

Exhs 1-3. Monsanto O`ahu (9/8/17)

Exhibit 1 Map of Proposed IAL Boundaries

Exhibit 2 Verification of Land Ownership

Exhibit 3 Landowner Authorization

Exh. 4. Monsanto O`ahu (9/8/17)

Exhibit 4 Agricultural Land Assessment

Exhs 5-6. Monsanto O`ahu (9/8/17)

Exhibit 5 Report of Findings on Cultural Research

Exhibit 6 Map of Uses

Exh 7.  Monsanto O`ahu (9/8/17)

Exhibit 7 Monsanto’s Farm Sustainability Practices

Exhs 8 -10.  Monsanto O`ahu (9/8/17)

Exhibit 8 Water Use Permit No. 828

Exhibit 9 Water Use Data

Exhibit 10 Monsanto Comment Letter dated 3/30/2017

Verification and COS (9/8/17)

Petitioner’s Response to OP, DPP and DOA comments (10/4/17)

Petitioner’s PowerPoint Presentation for OCT 11, 2017 meeting in HNL (10/9/17)

Public Received 10-3-17

Hawai`i Crop Improvement Association

State of Hawai`i Department of Agriculture Comments (rcvd 10/4/17)

Public Received 10-4-17

Hawai`i Agricultural Foundation; Hawai`i Farm Bureau; Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai`i

Public Received  10-6-17

Hawai`i Cattlemens Association

Written material submitted by David Arakawa- LURF to support verbal testimony at LUC meeting 10/11/17