Army announces 60-day comment period for Makua marine study

| February 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The Army is seeking community input during a 60-day public comment period, Feb. 1-April 3, on a study of marine resources near Makua beach.

Soldiers with the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, jog along Makua Beach during a command post exercise at Makua Valley, in 2013. The U.S. Army is seeking public comment now through April 3 on a marine resources study to determine whether military activities at MMR have affected resources at the beach and surrounding areas. (File photo by Spc. Tiffany Fudge, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs)

Soldiers with the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, jog along Makua Beach during a command post exercise at Makua Valley, in 2013. The U.S. Army is seeking public comment now through April 3 on a marine resources study to determine whether military activities at MMR have affected resources at the beach and surrounding areas. (File photo by Spc. Tiffany Fudge, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs)

The study supplements a 2009 marine resources study and assesses whether military training activities at Makua Military Reservation pose a health risk to area residents who rely on marine resources for food or other purposes.

It was completed in compliance with a 2012 U.S. District Court order.

Comments can be emailed to usaghi.pao.comrel@us.army.mil or mailed to U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Environmental Division, Attn: Marine Study – Public Comments, 948 Santos Dumont Ave., Schofield Barracks, HI 96857.

Mailed comments must be postmarked no later than April 3.

Comments can also be provided during a public meeting March 5, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Waianae High School.

The study is available online at www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/makua; click on “2013 MR Study.”

The study is also available at the Kapolei, Wahiawa , Waianae and Waialua public libraries under the title “Makua Marine Resources Supplemental Study Report, February 2015.”

In consideration of the environment, printed copies are available upon request.

• Points of Contact

For questions, call (808) 656-3089 or send email to usaghi.pao.comrel@us.army.mil.

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  1. Craig says:

    If the military training means destruction of the ecosystem, then it should cease immediately.

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