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DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Public comments sought on draft environmental assessment for improvements to Malaekahana State Recreation area – Kahuku section

Posted on May 3, 2016 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU — A draft environmental assessment (Draft EA) detailing proposed improvements to the Mālaekahana State Recreation Area, Kahuku section for continued recreational use including camping, lodging and day use activities is now available for public review and comment.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of State Parks plans to replace aging infrastructure that was installed prior to the state’s acquisition of the property in 1980, due to wear, obsolescence and more stringent standards for regulatory compliance.

Plans include the installation of new utility infrastructure and construction of a central comfort station and satellite restroom facilities and showers along with related improvements intended to continue the current levels of recreational use of the area.

The proposed improvements may be constructed in phases upon  available funding.   A future lessee may be required to complete the project in case project funding is limited.

The Draft EA is now available for review and comment in the current issue of the Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC bulletin at:


Hard copies of the Draft EA are also available for review at these locations:

  1. Hawaii State Library

Hawaii and Pacific Section, Documents Center

478 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813


2. Kahuku Public and School Library

56-490 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, HI 96731


Comments on the Draft EA are due by May 23, 2016 and should be sent to:

Lauren Tanaka

c/o Department of Land and Natural Resources,

Division of State Parks Room 310

1151 Punchbowl St., , Honolulu, HI 96813.


Please also provide a copy of comments to:

Joe Kwan, Project Manager,

The Limtiaco Consulting Group,

1622 Kanakanui St.

Honolulu, HI 96817.

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Media Contact:

Deborah Ward

DLNR Communications specialist

Phone: (808) 587-0320