Army Seeks Community Input for Makua Marine Study

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Aloha Community Leaders:
For your immediate use and consideration on your websites, in newsletters or
in social media. The U.S. Army is seeking public comments through March 22,
2013, on a draft sampling and analysis plan to study marine resources at
Makua Beach and surrounding areas. The community can view or download the
plan online at http://www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/makua. Click “2013 Draft MR Study”
on the left side of the page. [Or click here.]

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January 22, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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ARMY SEEKS COMMUNITY INPUT FOR MARINE STUDY

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – The U.S. Army is seeking public comments
through March 22, 2013, on a draft sampling and analysis plan to study
marine resources at Makua Beach and surrounding areas.

This draft plan is part of an overarching supplemental marine resources
study to determine whether military activities at Makua Military Reservation
have contributed or will contribute to contamination of the marine resources
near Makua, and whether the proposed Army training activities at MMR pose a
health risk to area residents who rely on these marine resources for food or
other purposes.

The community can view or download the plan online at
http://www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/makua.
Click “2013 Draft MR Study” on the left side of the page. The plan is also
available at the
Waianae, Kapolei, and Waialua public libraries; under the title “Draft
Supplemental Marine
Resources Sampling and Analysis Plan, Makua Military Reservation, Oahu,
Hawaii.”

Comments may be submitted by email at usaghi.pao.comrel@us.army.mil or by
mail to: U.S. Army Garrison – Hawaii, Environmental Division, Attn: Marine
Study – Public Comments, 948 Santos Dumont Ave., Schofield Barracks, HI
96857.

The community will also have an opportunity to provide comments in person
during a public meeting Feb. 20, 2013 at Nanakuli High and Intermediate
School,
(89-980 Nanakuli Avenue Waianae, HI 96792). The meeting will consist
of an informal information session from 6:30-7 p.m., with Army subject
matter experts available to answer specific questions about the study,
followed by a facilitated public comment session from 7-9:30 p.m.

Comments must be emailed or postmarked no later than March 22, 2013.
Individuals who have questions about submitting comments can call
(808) 656-3089. The Army will take all public comments into consideration
before
finalizing the plan.

Once the draft plan is finalized, the next step in the study will be to
conduct species sampling in the ocean and analysis of the samples. The Army
will continue to engage the community throughout the study.

The supplemental marine resources study was ordered by the Federal District
Court June 20, 2012. The Army appreciates the community’s interest and
involvement in this study.

Amy

____________________________
Amy L. Bugala
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Public Affairs
Chief, Community Relations
314 Sasaoka St.
BLDG 300, RM 105, WAAF
Schofield Barracks, HI 96857
p:808-656-3158 // f:808-656-3162
amy.bugala@us.army.mil

How are we doing? Comments are welcome at http://ice.disa.mil, under
Pacific, Schofield Barracks, Information Management and then Public Affairs.

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