Land Board Submittals – 04/12/24


                                         DATE:             April 12, 2024

          TIME:              9:00 A.M.

PLACE:           DLNR Boardroom, Kalanimoku Bldg. 1151 Punchbowl St. 1st Floor Room 132/ & Online via Zoom

Meeting ID: 844 0060 6532


This meeting will be held using interactive conference technology under section 92-3.7, Haw. Rev. Stat. (HRS). Board members, staff, applicants, testifiers, and the public can choose to participate in person, online via Zoom, or by telephone. The public may also view the live meeting via its live stream at:

To Provide Written Testimony
We encourage interested persons to submit written testimony in advance of the meeting, which will be distributed to Board members prior to the meeting and allow a timely review. Please submit written testimony via email to: [email protected]. Written testimonies can also be mailed to: P.O. Box 621, Honolulu, Hawaii 96809. Written testimonies may be posted upon the Board of Land and Natural Resources meeting website; as a precaution, please be mindful with any personal information prior to submitting unless you intend it to be shared. Late written testimony will be retained as part of the record and distributed to Board members as soon as practicable, but we cannot ensure the Board will receive it in sufficient time to review, prior to decision-making.

To Provide In-Person Oral Testimony (masks are highly encouraged)
Attend in-person at: 1151 Punchbowl St. Room 132 (Kalanimoku Building), Honolulu, Hawaii.

To Provide Testimony by Telephone
On the day of the meeting at the start of the agenda item you wish to testify on, dial 1-669-444-9171 (Zoom); input the meeting ID: 844 0060 6532 and follow the prompts.

To Provide Video/Zoom Testimony
Please send your request in a timely manner to: [email protected] with your information, email address, and the agenda item you wish to testify on. Once your request has been received, you will receive a confirmation email with pertinent information. You may testify without signing up in advance.

We kindly ask that all oral/video testimony be limited to not more than three (3) minutes. We ask that you identify yourself and any affiliation before speaking, but you can choose not to do so.

The Board may go into Executive Session pursuant to section 92-5(a)(4), HRS, in order to consult with its attorney on questions and issues pertaining to the Board’s powers, duties, privileges, immunities, and liabilities.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact, BLNR Secretary, at 808.587.0404 or [email protected] as soon as possible. Requests made as early as possible have a greater likelihood of being fulfilled. Upon request, this agenda and other materials are available in alternate/accessible formats.

In some of the matters before the Board, a person may wish to request a contested case hearing. If such a request is made before the Board’s decision, then the Board will consider the request first – before considering the merits of the item before it. A person who wants a contested case may also wait until the Board decides the issue, then request the contested case after the decision but before the close of the board meeting. It is up to you. Any request must also be made in writing within ten calendar days. If no request for contested case is made, the Board will make a decision. The Department will treat the decision as final and proceed accordingly.


NOTE: Agenda Items may be taken out of order.


1. Request for Approval to Enter into a Multi-Year Contract with the Zoological Society of San Diego to Provide Services to Operate the Endangered Bird Captive Propagation Facility on Maui, the Maui Bird Conservation Center, and to Provide Expert Avicultural Services to Conduct Related Forest Bird Propagation Projects at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center on the Island of Hawaii and Throughout the State.
Request Approval of Declaration of Exemption to Chapter 343, HRS Environmental Compliance Requirements for the Project.

2. Requests Approval for the Chairperson to Award, Sign and Execute a Contract to a Vendor Selected by a Competitive Sealed Proposal Process to Develop a Carbon Smart Land Management Assistance Pilot Program.

3. Approval of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Division of Forestry and Wildlife and the Nature Conservancy for Watershed Protection Management in Molokai Forest Reserve, Puu Alii and Olokui Natural Area Reserves, and other state lands, Molokai, Tax Map Keys: (2) 6-1-001:002 por; (2) 5-9-006:002 por; (2) 5-2-013:007 por; (2) 5-2-014:003; (2) 5-4-003:025 por; (2) 5-6-005:001; (2) 5-6-006:002; (2) 5-6-006:011; (2) 5-6-006:026; (2) 5-6-007:068; (2) 5-6-007:070; (2) 5-7-005:005; (2) 5-7-005:013; (2) 5-8-015:007 por; (2) 5-9-005:008; (2) 5-9-005:011; (2) 5-9-005:013; (2) 5-9-005:015; (2) 5-9-005:035; (2) 5-9-005:038; (2) 5-9-005:039; (2) 5-9-005:041; (2) 5-9-005:048; (2) 5-9-005:052; (2) 5-9-005:054; (2) 5-9-005:056; (2) 5-9-005:057; (2) 5-9-005:060; (2) 5-9-005:063; (2) 5-9-005:067; (2) 5-9-005:083; (2) 5-9-005:085; (2) 5-9-005:086; (2) 5-9-006:002; (2) 5-5:001:013; (2) 5-5:001:015; (2) 5-5:001:022; (2) 5-5:001:036; (2) 5-5:001:038
Request approval of Declaration of Exemption from Chapter 343, HRS Environmental Compliance Requirements for the Project
Request for Delegation of Authority to the Chairperson to Negotiate, Approve, and Execute a Memorandum of Understanding, Right-of-Entry, and Release of Liability Agreements for the Nature Conservancy for Watershed Protection Management in the subject parcels.



1. Consent to Assignment of General Lease No. S-3716, Hawaiian Fresh Products, Inc., Assignor, to Hilo Products, Inc., Assignee, for Commercial Purposes, Kanoelehua Industrial Lots, Waiakea South Hilo, Hawaii, Tax Map Key: (3) 2-2-050:015. [Testimony]

2. Informational Briefing Update on the United States Army Training Land Retention Efforts for the Pōhakuloa Training Area on the Island of Hawaiʻi and for Kahuku, Kawailoa-Poamoho, and Mākua Training Lands on the Island of Oʻahu;
Authorize the Chairperson to Negotiate, Approve and Execute a Contract for Appraisal Services to Determine the Fair Market Value Currently Leased by the United States Army, Tax Map Keys (1) 5-8-002:002, 5-9-006:026; 7-2-001:006; 8-1-001:007 (por.), 008 and 012 (por.), 8-2-001:001, 022, 024, & 025; and (3) 4-4-015:008, 4-4-016:005. 7-1-004:007. [Testimony] [Testimony] [Testimony-4-9-24][Testimony-Late 4/15/24 (Pt. 1, Pt. 2) , 4/16, 4/17, 4/18, 5/1]



1. Request for Approval for a FY24 State-Funded Project Agreement Between the Department of Land and Natural Resources and the University of Hawai‘i for Technical and Professional Services in Support of the Division of Aquatic Resources’ Management Goals

2. Non-Action Item Informational Briefing on Existing Fisheries Data and Management Considerations Related to the West Hawaiʻi Commercial Aquarium Fishery [Testimony]

3. Non-Action Item Request for Clarification and Further Guidance on the Board of Land and Natural Resources’ December 8, 2023 Decision to Grant Kalanihale’s, KULA Friends of Hoʻokena Beach Park’s, Moana ‘Ohana’s, Koʻolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club’s, and For the Fishes’ Petition for Rulemaking to Prohibit the Take of Marine Life for Commercial Aquarium Purposes (With Exemptions) [Testimony] [Testimony Late – F2-F3, 4/15/24 (Pt. 1, Pt. 2),  4/16, 4/17, 4/18, 4/20, 4/27, 5/3]



1. Direct Issuance of a Parking Concession to Secure Parking Hawaii LLC, in the Designated Areas Located Within the Maalaea Small Boat Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, Identified by Tax Map Keys: (2) 3-6-001:002 (por.) and (2) 3-8-014:028 (por.)
Declare Project Exempt from Environmental Assessment Requirements of Chapter 343, HRS and Title 11, Chapter 200.1, Hawaii Administrative Rules. [Testimony] [Testimony-Late, 4/15/24 Pt 1, 4/16/24]

2. Issuance of a Right-of-Entry Permit to Kaikor Construction Group, Inc., for Laydown and Staging area purposes at the Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor, Haleiwa, Waialua, Island of Oahu, Hawaii, Tax Map Key (TMK): (1) 6-6-002:005 (por.) and (1) 6-6-001:025 (por.).
Declare Project Exempt from Requirements of Chapter 343, Hawaii Revised Statutes and Title 11, Chapter 200.1, Hawaii Administrative Rules.


1. Amendment No. 3 to State Lease No. DOT-A-13-0023, Request for Additional Space for Commercial Helicopter Operations, Blue Hawaiian Holdings LLC dba Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Lihue Airport, Tax Map Key: (4) 3-5-001: Portion of 008 and 148.

2. Issuance of a Revocable Permit for Terminal Storage Space to Support Signatory Airline Carrier Operations, Southwest Airlines Co., Kahului Airport, Tax Map Key: (2) 3-8-001: Portion of 263.

3. Issuance of Land Lease for Shipping Container Storage and Truck Parking, Honolulu Freight Service, Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Tax Map Key: (1) 1-2-025: 122 and (1) 1-2-025: 109.


1. Request for Authorization to Issue a Month-to-Month Revocable Permit (RP) to Maui Electric Company, Limited (MECO), for a Non-Exclusive Subsurface Pipeline Easement, Pier 1, Kahului Harbor, Island of Maui, Tax Map Key No. (2) 3-7-010:006 (P), Governor’s Executive Order No. 2986.

2. Request for Authorization to Issue a Month-to-Month Revocable Permit (RP) to Marisco, Ltd., for Drydock Mooring, Situated at Pier 9, Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor (KBPH), Island of Oahu, Tax Map Key (TMK) No. (1) 9-1-014:024 (P), Governor’s Executive Order No. 3383


1. Request is to Authorize the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation (HDOT) to convey a remnant portion of Kahekili Highway, consisting of approximately 3,424 square feet, to Stanley A. Naganuma and Maureen K. Naganuma, Trustees of the Stanley A. Naganuma and Maureen K. Naganuma Revocable Living Trust, dated December 12, 2011. Waihee, Wailuku, Maui, Tax Map:(2) 3-2-003:Portion of Road.