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Notice #: 0001416606-01
Public Hearings


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of a public hearing to be held by the Planning Commission of the City and County of Honolulu:

PLACE: In-person and Remote Meeting at Mission Memorial Auditorium,
Mission Memorial Building, 550 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii
DATE: Wednesday, June 28, 2023
TIME: 1:30 p.m.

The meeting of the Honolulu Planning Commission will be conducted as follows:
Remotely by interactive conference technology and in-person meetings, with Planning Commissioners, Planning Department staff, parties to agenda items and resource individuals may appear via WebEx remote technology (details below)
A recording of the meeting will also be posted at a later date
If any major and insurmountable technical difficulties are encountered during the meeting, the Planning Commission will automatically recess for up to thirty (30) minutes to restore communication. The meeting will reconvene when either audiovisual or audio-only communication is established with the same WebEx link below. If it is not possible to reconvene the meeting as provided within thirty (30) minutes after an interruption to communication, the Planning Commission will continue all matters and reconvene at the next scheduled Planning Commission meeting

Public hearing notice published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Monday, May 29, 2023. The Commission will take action on each item after public hearing is closed.


Petitioner: City and County of Honolulu, Department of Environmental Services
Landowner: City and County
Location: 92-460 Farrington Highway, Waianae
Tax Map Keys: 9-2-050: 005 and 006
Existing Use: Municipal Solid Waste Landfill
Existing Zoning: AG-2 General Agricultural District
Land Area: Approximately 200.622 acres
Request: The request is to modify the date in Condition No. 1 of the Planning Commission’s Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Decision and Order, dated June 10, 2019 for Special Use Permit No. 2008/SUP-2 from December 31, 2022 to December 31, 2024. This is the date when the Applicant is required to identify an alternative landfill site.

The SUP application can be downloaded from:

This hearing is to be held under the provisions of Chapters 46, 92, and 205, Hawaii Revised Statutes, as amended, Articles VI and XIII, Revised Charter of the City and County of Honolulu, 1973, as amended, Sections 2-40, 2-43 and 2-44 of the Rules of the Planning Commission, City and County of Honolulu, and Chapter 15-15 of the Hawaii Administrative Rules.

The particular sections of statutes and rules involved include 205-2 and 205-4.5(7) of the Hawaii Revised Statutes, as amended, and Subchapter 4 of Chapter 2 and Section 2-45 of the Rules of the Planning Commission. The issue involved relates to whether to grant a Special Use Permit pursuant to Section 205-6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to modify an existing condition to the State Special Use Permit (SUP) to extend the deadline to December 31, 2023 for identifying an alternative landfill site. The request is not to expand the existing facility or intensify the use or operations associated with the existing SUP.

Any party may retain counsel if the party so desires, and an individual may appear on his own behalf, or a member of a partnership may represent the partnership, or an officer or authorized employee of a corporation or trust or association may represent the corporation, trust, or association.

Any person or agency wishing to intervene as a party in the proceeding shall file a petition with the Commission within fourteen (14) days after this notice is published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The petition must conform to the requirements of Subchapter 5 of the Rules of the Planning Commission, which are available at the Department of Planning and Permitting. A contested case hearing may be held on the matter pursuant to action by the Planning Commission to grant the petition.


The public may join the public hearing and offer testimony from a computer, smartphone, telephone, or in person as follows:

Join the public hearing from a computer: (Please mute your devices except to testify)
Meeting Number: 2484 130 7799
Meeting Password: dpp1

Join the public hearing from the WebEx smartphone app: (Please mute your devices except to testify)
Meeting Number: 2484 130 7799
Meeting Password: dpp1

Join the public hearing from a telephone (audio only): (Please mute your devices except to testify. Press *6 to unmute and remote)
408-418-9388 (USA Toll)
Access code: 2484 130 7799
Numeric meeting password: 3771

Oral testimony via phone or Webex: To provide oral testimony during the online meeting via phone or Webex, we suggest you register in advance by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, by emailing your name, phone number, and include in the subject line “register to testify” to

In-person attendance.

Attendance at the public hearing is not necessary to submit written testimony. Written testimony may be submitted by one of the following options: 1) Email:, 2) Fax: (808) 768-6743, or 3) Mail: Planning Commission, 650 South King Street, 7th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Written testimony should be received by Wednesday, June 28, 2023 or the close of the public hearing.


Meeting materials (“board packet” under HRS Section 92-7.5) are available for public inspection at the office of the Department of Planning and Permitting,
7th Floor, Frank Fasi Municipal Building, 650 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813; contacting the Planning Commission, telephone (808) 768-8007; or on the DPP

Note: If you need an auxiliary aid and/or service or other accommodation due to a disability to participate in this event (i.e., sign language interpreter; interpreter for language other than English, or wheelchair accessibility), please call (808)
768-8000, or email your detailed request to, at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting. Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill your request.

by Dawn Takeuchi Apuna, Director
Department of Planning and Permitting
(SA1416606 5/29/23)