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Notice #: 0001263593-01
Public Notices


February 5, 2020

City and County of Honolulu
Department of Budget and Fiscal Services
530 South King Street, Suite 208
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 768-3901

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City and County of Honolulu (City).


On or about February 22, 2020, the City will submit a request to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as:

Project: ‘Ewa Villages R-1 Waterline Replacement Project

Location: TMK: 9-1-016:142, 9-1-017:103,111,112 and 113; 9-1- 095:163; 9-1-097:103; 9-1-126:110 and Renton Road right-of-way between Kihi Street and Park Row. In addition, two possible staging areas have been identified at TMK 9-1- 126:003 and 9-1-126:014.

Project Description: The City intends to construct a recycled water (R-1) waterline and associated connections to upgrade existing irrigation water service to the ‘Ewa Villages community. A new connection to an existing 16-inch R-1 main at the west end of Renton Road and the new 12-inch and 8-inch waterline will run for a length of approximately .75 miles along Renton Road between the Ka Makana Ali’i Shopping Center and Park Row.

Total Estimated Cost: $2,622,000 CDBG Funds

Mitigation Measures: The central portion of the project surrounding Kalo’i Gulch (east of Kapolei Parkway) is located within the 100-year floodplain (Zones AE and AEF) and a wetland. The Base Flood Elevation has been determined and identified on the Federal Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), Panel 15003C0310G, effective January 19, 2011. The proposed waterline will be structurally mounted to the bridge, which is located above the Base Flood Elevation of 36 feet at this location.


The City has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the City, Department of Budget and Fiscal Services, 530 S. King Street, Suite 208, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813, which may be examined or copied weekdays from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Nelson H. Koyanagi, Jr., Director, Department of Budget and Fiscal Services. All comments received by February 21, 2020, will be considered by the City prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.


The City certifies to HUD that Nelson H. Koyanagi, Jr., in his capacity as Director of the Department of Budget and Fiscal Services, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City to use Program funds.


HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City; (b) the City has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the Office of Community Planning and Development, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Nelson H. Koyanagi, Jr., Director
Department of Budget and Fiscal Services

By order of:
Kirk Caldwell, Mayor
City and County of Honolulu
(SA1263593 2/5/20)