Hawaii Tribune-Herald
Notice #: 0001295580-02
Public Notices

NOTICE OF CONSULTATION: SECTION 106 OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT (NHPA) OF 1966, CENTRAL SECTION OF KE ALA KAHAWAI O WAIMEA, KAMUELA (WAIMEA), LALAMILO AHUPUA’A, DISTRICT OF SOUTH KOHALA, ISLAND OF HAWAI’I Notice is hereby given that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the County of Hawai’i Department of Public Works (DPW) are proposing improvements/construction within a 1.1-mile-long central section of Ke Ala Kahawai O Waimea, or “the stream trail of Waimea,” in Kamuela (Waimea), Ahupua’a of L-al-amilo, District of South Kohala, Island of Hawai’i. The proposed project is considered a federal undertaking as defined in Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, as amended (2006). The proposed project will be a multi-use 1.1-mile long bicycle and pedestrian path through Waimea, following alongside Waik-oloa Stream. The project includes paving an existing path that runs west from Lindsey Road and terminates at the intersection of Kawaihae Road and Kahawai Street. Access to the existing path is located at Waimea Town Center, Waimea Nature Park, and Opelo Road. The proposed new paved path will range from 10 to 12 feet in width, and comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines for most of its length. Pursuant to Section 106 of the NHPA, Native Hawaiian Organizations and Native Hawaiian descendants with ancestral, lineal or cultural ties to, cultural and historical property knowledge of and/or concerns for, and cultural or religious attachment to the proposed project area are requested to contact DPW. Other individuals and organizations with demonstrated legal, economic or historic preservation interest in the undertaking are asked to contact DPW and share information you may have on historical and cultural sites that you may have knowledge of within the proposed APE. We welcome any information within 30 days of notice. Interested participants are requested to contact: Natasha Soriano, Transportation Planner, County of Hawai’i Planning Department vial email at natasha.soriano@hawaiicounty.gov or by U.S. Postal Service to the County of Hawai’i Planning Department (Attn: Natasha Soriano, Transportation Planner) 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3 Hilo, Hawai’i 96720, or Ben Ishii, Project Manager, Hawai?i Department of Public Works, via email at ben.ishii@hawaiicounty.gov, or by U.S. Postal Service to the County of Hawai’i, Department of Public Works (Attn: Ben Ishii, Project Director) 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 7 Hilo, Hawai’i, 96720. Please respond within 30 days after the advertising date of this notice.