01/17/19-HEARINGS SCHEDULED FOR INPUT ON STATEWIDE WATER RESOURCE PROTECTION PLAN

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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release
DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR
SUZANNE D. CASE 
CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release: January 17, 2019

HEARINGS SCHEDULED FOR INPUT ON STATEWIDE WATER RESOURCE PROTECTION PLAN

(Honolulu) –The Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM) is holding open hearings to solicit input on its update to the statewide Water Resource Protection Plan (WRPP). The purpose of the WRRP is to establish policies and identify actions needed to ensure the long-term protection and sustainability of Hawaii’s precious and limited ground and surface water resources.

CWRM staff will hold seven hearings statewide starting on February 5, 2019, so people on each island can participate. All hearings will start promptly at 6:00 PM at the locations and dates below. For more information, visit the WRPP website at https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/cwrm/planning/hiwaterplan/wrpp/

February 5, 2019 (Tue.)          Lihue Civic Center, Meeting Rooms 2A and 2B

                                                     4444 Rice Street, Lihue, Kaua`i, Hawaiʻi 96766

February 7, 2019 (Thurs.)       Pomaikai Elementary School Cafeteria

                                                     4650 S Kamehameha Ave, Kahului, Maui, Hawaii 96732

February 12, 2019 (Tue.)       Kaunakakai School Cafeteria

                                                    30 Ailoa Street, Kaunakakai, Molokaʻi, Hawaiʻi 96748

February 14, 2019 (Thurs.)    Lāna‘i Senior Center

                                                     309 7th Street, Lāna‘i City, Lāna‘i, Hawaiʻi 96763

February 19, 2019 (Tues.)      Kalanimoku Building, Board Room

                                                     1151 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, O‘ahu, Hawaiʻi 96813

February 26, 2019 (Tues.)      Kealakehe High School

                                                      74-5000 Puohulihuli St., Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi Island, HI 96740

February 28, 2019 (Thurs.)    Hilo High School Cafeteria

                                                      556 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, Hawaiʻi Island, Hawaiʻi 96720

Everyone interested is urged to review the WRPP prior to attending a hearing so that they can submit comments, orally or in writing.  CWRM will continue to accept written testimony until March 29, 2019.  Testimony should be mailed to the Commission on Water Resource Management, State Department of Land and Natural Resources, PO Box 621, Honolulu, Hawaii 96809, or emailed to [email protected], or faxed to 808-587-0219.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact CWRM at 808-587-0214 or [email protected] as soon as possible, preferably three days in advance of the hearing you wish to attend. If a response is received after this time, we will try to obtain the auxiliary aid/service or accommodation, but we cannot guarantee that the request will be fulfilled.

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Media contact:

AJ McWhorter

DLNR Communications Specialist

Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources

[email protected].gov

[email protected]

808-587-0396 (Communications Office)

808-587-0418 (Direct Line)

www.dlnr.hawaii.gov