Army seeks comments on Mākua marine study at public meeting, March 5

Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 4:01 PM
Subject: Army seeks comments on Mākua marine study at public meeting, March 5

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Aloha:

the Army is hosting a public meeting, March 5, to seek comments on a study it conducted of marine resources near Mākua Beach.

Your assistance spreading this information to interested community members through your websites, news alerts or social media is appreciated.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 3, 2015

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Army seeks comments on Mākua marine study at public meeting

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (March 3, 2015) — The U.S. Army is hosting a public meeting, March 5, to seek comments on a study it conducted of marine resources near Mākua Beach.

The meeting will be held in the Waianae High School cafeteria (85-251 Farrington Highway, Waianae, HI 96792), and will start with an informational display viewing at 6:30 p.m.

At 7 p.m., Army staff and study team members will provide a brief overview of the study, followed by a facilitated public comment period until 9:30 p.m.

The study is available online at www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/makua. Click “2013 MR Study” on the left side of the Web page. The study is also available at the Waianae, Kapolei, Wahiawa and Waialua public libraries under the title “Mākua Marine Resources Supplemental Study Report, February 2015.” In consideration of the environment, printed copies of the study are available upon request.

The 60-day public comment period for this study began Feb. 1 and runs through April 3, 2015.

Individuals can also continue to submit comments via email to usaghi.pao.comrel@us.army.mil, or mail to: U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Environmental Division, Attn: Marine Study – Public Comments, 948 Santos Dumont Ave., Schofield Barracks, HI 96857. Mailed comments must be postmarked no later than April 3.

This study supplements a 2009 Army marine resources study, and assesses whether military training activities at Mākua Military Reservation pose a health risk to area residents who rely on marine resources – specifically limu kohu (seaweed), loli (sea cucumber) and he‘e (octopus) – for food or other purposes. It was completed in compliance with a 2012 U.S. District Court order.

For questions, please call (808) 656-3089 or email usaghi.pao.comrel@us.army.mil.

Mahalo-

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U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and U.S. Army Hawaii

Public Affairs Office

usaghi.pao.comrel@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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