Land Board Submittals – 5/13/22
FOR THE MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
DATE: May 13, 2022
TIME: 9:00 A.M.
LOCATION: In person at 1151 Punchbowl St. Room 132
Online via ZOOM, Livestream via YouTube
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- C-3 – Item withdrawn (5/10/22)
- D-5 – Item withdrawn (5/10/22)
1. Approval of the March 24, 2022, Board Meeting Summary Minutes.
2. Approval of the April 8, 2022, Board Meeting Summary Minutes.
B. DIVISION OF CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT
1. Request the Board of Land and Natural Resources to Delegate Authority to the Chairperson to Negotiate and Sign Facility Use Agreements and Memorandum of Agreements with the Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) Training Academy Program Partners, for the use of the Hawaii Convention Center, Aloha Stadium Facilities, and the University of Hawaii for Educational Support and use of the Marine Education and Training Center, that is necessary to Conduct the DOCARE Academy Program for Entry Level Conservation and Resources Enforcement Officer I Positions, from July 11, 2022 to March 31, 2023, and for Future Training Academy Programs.
C. DIVISION OF FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE
1. Approve Grant Awards from Available Funds in the Land Conservation Fund, as Requested in Applications to the Fiscal Year 2022 Legacy Land Conservation Program and as Recommended by the Legacy Land Conservation Commission, for the Acquisition of Interests and Rights in Specific Parcels of Land Having Value as a Resource to the State, for:
a) Hawaiian Islands Land Trust, $3,000,000, for the Acquisition of Approximately 642.46 Acres at Kohala District, Island of Hawai’i (Māhukona Navigation and Ecological Complex), Tax Map Key Numbers: (3) 5-7-002:011, :027, :036, :037 and (3) 5-7-003:001, :002, :003, :007, :008, :010, :018
Exempt Three Proposed Awards of Grant Funds—for the Acquisition of Interests and Rights in Specific Parcels of Land, Identified as Items A, B, and C, above (Māhukona Navigation and Ecological Complex; Pohakea Watershed Lands; and Haneo’o Lands)—from the Requirement to Prepare an Environmental Assessment, Pursuant to Chapter 343, Hawai’i Revised Statutes, and Chapter 11-200.1, Hawai’i Administrative Rules.[Additional Information] [Testimony]
2. Request Approval and Delegation of Authority to the Chairperson of the Department of Land and Natural Resources to Negotiate and Sign Contract(s) for the Management of the Department of Land and Natural Resources state-wide Nā Manu ʻElele Land Steward Program.
Request for Approval to Delegate Authority to the Chairperson of the Department of Land and Natural Resources to Approve, Procure, and to Enter into a Contract for Capital Improvement Program Projects appropriated by the Legislature for the Construction of a Five Mile Ungulate Proof Fence to protect Palila Critical Habitat, Mauna Kea, Hawaiʻi. (Withdrawn – 5/10/22)
D. LAND DIVISION
1. Issuance of Right-of-Entry Permit to Hawaii Explosives & Pyrotechnics, Inc. for Aerial Fireworks Displays on June 12, 2022, and May 26, 2022, at Shipwreck Beach, Paa, Koloa, Kauai, Tax Map Key: (4) 2-9-001: seaward of 002. [Testimony]
2. Sale of Remnant Flume Right-of-way to: (i) Bryan Hiroaki Sugiyama and Faye Kumiko Sugiyama, Trustees of the Bryan Hiroaki Sugiyama and Faye Kumiko Sugiyama Family Revocable Trust, dated April 11, 2006, and Sandy T. Sugiyama and Diane H. Kimura-Sugiyama, Trustees of that Certain Unrecorded Revocable Living Trust of Sandy T. Sugiyama and Diane H. Kimura-Sugiyama Dated January 17, 2002; (ii) Tomie Nishie, Trustee of the Tomie Nishie Revocable Living Trust dated June 23, 2000; and (iii) Aaron James Braud and Anna Marie Mackey; Manowaiopae Homesteads, North Hilo, Hawaii, Tax Map Key: (3) 3-6-007:022, portions.
3. Issuance of a Right-of-Entry Permit to Oʻahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association Hawaii for Two (2) Canoe Race Events to be held on October 1 to 2, and October 8 to 9, 2022, at Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, Tax Map Key: (1) 2-3-037: portion of 021.
4. Issuance of Right-of-Entry Permit to Hawaii Explosives & Pyrotechnics, Inc. for Aerial Fireworks Display at Duke Kahanamoku Beach Every Friday From May 27, 2022, to May 19, 2023, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, Tax Map Key: (1) 2-3-037: portion of 021. [Testimony]
Issuance of Right-of-Entry Permit for Corporate Event Purposes to be held on May 18, 2022; Resorttrust Hawaii, LLC, Applicant; Waialae, Honolulu, Oahu, Tax Map Key: (1) 3-5-023: portion of 041. (Withdrawn – 5/10/22)
7. Cancellation of Revocable Permit No. S-7477, Raymond T. Yanagihara, Permittee; Request for Waiver of Requirement for Conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Upon Cancellation of Revocable Permit No. S-7477, Kaneohe, Koolaupoko, Oahu, Tax Map Key: (1) 4-5-006:039.
E. STATE PARKS
1. Selection of Projects for Federal Grant Awards through the Land and Water Conservation Fund Program with Fiscal Year 2021 Funds: Repairs to the Kapa’a Swimming Pool, Kaua’i; Construction of a New Multipurpose Building at Hanapepe Stadium, Kaua’i; Renovation of Ballcourts at Four (4) County of Kaua’i Parks (Puhi Park, Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex, Wailua Homesteads Park, and Wailua Houselots Park), Island of Kaua’i; and Construction of a New Comfort Station at Wai’anapanapa State Park, Island of Maui. Tax Map Keys: (4) 4-5-012: Portions 001 and 002, (4) 1-9-009: Portion of 001, (4) 3-3-005: Portion of 008, (4) 4-5-015: Portion of 032, (4) 4-2-003: Portion of 018, (4) 4-1-016: Portion of 042, and (2) 1-3-005: Portion of 009.
F. DIVISION OF AQUATIC RESOURCES
1. Request for Authorization and Approval to Issue a Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Conservation and Management Permit to Mr. James Morioka, Papahānaumokuākea Marine Debris Project (PMDP) for Access to State Waters to Survey and Remove Marine Debris and Disentangle Marine Life as Needed within the Waters of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
2. Reconsideration of Prior Board Action of December 10, 2021 to Approve Holding Public Hearings to Amend and Compile Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 13-75, “Rules Regulating the Possession and Use of Certain Fishing Gear”; to Amend: §13-75-1 (Definitions) to Add New Definitions for “Freshwater Stream”, “Multi-Panel Lay Net”, and “Throw Net”; §13-75-2 (Penalty) to Clarify the Authorized Penalties for Violations of This Chapter; §13-75-8 (Firearms) to Prohibit the Take of Sharks with Firearms; §13-75-12.2 (Akule Nets) to Clarify that Akule May be Taken With Legal Throw Nets; §13-75-12.4 (Lay Nets) to Establish a Lay Net Permit Requirement and Fee for the Use and Possession of Lay Nets, to Remove the Existing Lay Net Registration Requirement, and to Prohibit Leaving a Lay Net Unattended for Any Amount of Time; §13-75-12.5 (State Waters Around Molokai, Special Rules) to Make Conforming Amendments to Special Lay Net Rules That Apply to Molokai; to Adopt §13-75-2.5 (Asset Forfeiture) to Provide Notice of the State’s Authority to Utilize Civil Asset Forfeiture as an Enforcement Tool for Violations of This Chapter; and to Make Other Non-Substantive Amendments for Formatting and Style
The proposed rule amendments can be reviewed in person, by appointment only, at the Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) office on Oahu at 1151 Punchbowl St. Room 330, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except Holidays. To schedule an appointment to review the proposed rules in person, email [email protected].
The proposed rules, including a statement on the topic of the proposed rule amendment, can be reviewed online at: https://ltgov.hawaii.gov/the-office/administrative-rules/proposed-changes/.
The proposed rules can also be viewed online at: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dar/rules-and-public-notices/[Testimony]
J. DIVISION OF BOATING AND OCEAN RECREATION
3. Approve the Adopt-A-Harbor Agreement with Ma‘alaea Village Association, for Landscape Beautification Purposes at Ma‘alaea Small Boat Harbor, Ma‘alaea, Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, Tax Map Key: (2) 3-8-014:027 (Por). [Testimony]
4. Approve Mediated Settlement of Rent Reopening Dispute in Harbor Lease No. H-70-14, Keehi Marine, Inc. Lessee, Ke’ehi Small Boat Harbor, Kalihi-Kai, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii, Tax Map Key: (1) 1-2-023:030.
1. Issuance of a Revocable Permit for Curbside Check-In Area as Part of its Signatory Airline Operations, American Airlines, Inc., Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Tax Map Key: (1) 1-1-003, Portion of 001.
3. Issuance of a Revocable Permit for Offices and Counter Space in the Commuter Terminal for Air Transportation and Cargo Operations, Kamaka Air LLC, Kahului Airport, Tax Map Key: (2) 3-8-01: Portion of 217.
4. Issuance of a Revocable Permit for Commercial Use of Three T-Hangars, an End Room and Ramp Space for Commercial Helicopter Utility and Charter Operations, Windward Aviation Inc., Kahului Airport, Tax Map Key: (2) 3-8-01: Portion of 019, (2) 3-8-01: Portion of 195, (2) 3-8-01: Portion of 212.
5. Issuance of a Lease for the Installation of Four Aviation Weather Cameras, a Small Weather Instrument and a Fiberglass Enclosure Housing a Camera Control and Lightning Arrestor Unit to Support Air Traffic Operations, United States of America, Federal Aviation Administration, Kapalua Airport, Tax Map Key: (2) 4-3-01: Portion of 68.
6. Issuance of two (2) Month-to-Month Revocable Permits to Sause Bros., Inc., for Temporary Office Space, Warehouse Space, Storage Space, Parking Space, and Utility Easements situated at Pier 27, Honolulu Harbor, Island of Oahu, Tax Map Key Nos: (1) 1-5-038: Portion of 073, (1) 1-5-038: Portion of 001, and (1) 1-5-038: Portion of 074, Governor’s Executive Order No. 2903.