11/10/16 – Public Hearing Nov. 17 For The North Shore Watershed Management Plan

Posted on Nov 10, 2016 in Commission On Water Resources Management, News Releases

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR
SUZANNE D. CASE
CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release November 10, 2016   

PUBLIC HEARING NOV. 17 FOR
THE NORTH SHORE WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN

HONOLULU — The State Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM) will hold a public hearing to receive public testimony on the North Shore Watershed Management Plan, on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

The watershed management plan was developed to guide the long-range development and conservation of resources in the North Shore district and includes strategies to protect and enhance the health of the regional watersheds. 

It  is one of eight regional plans that together will comprise the updated water use and development plan for the City and County of Honolulu, which is a component of the Hawai‘i Water Plan. 

The hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Waialua Elementary School, 67-020 Waialua Beach Road, Waialua, Hawaii 96791.

The plan was prepared by the Honolulu Board of Water Supply in collaboration with the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting,

“This plan will provide valuable guidance to the Water Commission as it strives to balance the water needs of people and the environment, while seeking to ensure the sustainability of natural resources,” said Deputy Director Jeff Pearson.

A public review draft of the North Shore Watershed Management Plan is available online at the CWRM website: http://www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/cwrm/  The public review draft may also be reviewed at the CWRM office at the Kalanimoku building, Room 227, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.

All interested persons are urged to attend the hearing and submit comments, orally or in writing.  The CWRM will continue to accept written testimony until December 1, 2016.  Testimony should be mailed to the Commission on Water Resource Management, State Department of Land and Natural Resources, P.O. Box 621, Honolulu, Hawaii 96809, or may be submitted via email at dlnr.cwrm@hawaii.gov.

Disabled individuals planning to attend the public hearing are asked to contact the CWRM (at the above address or phone 808-587-0214) at least three days in advance of the public hearing to indicate if they have special needs that require accommodation.

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Media Contact:

Deborah Ward
DLNR Public information Specialist
Phone: (808) 587-0320