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A&B to Commence Environmental Review Process in East Maui

Today the State Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) issued an order directing Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., and East Maui Irrigation Company, Ltd. (collectively A&B) to commence the environmental review process in support of A&B’s application for a lease of water from the license areas of Honomanu, Keanae, Huelo and Nahiku.

Within sixty (60) days A&B must provide the BLNR a scope of work for preparation of an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement. The scope of work should distinguish those portions that can be undertaken prior to the Commission on Water Resource Management’s (CWRM) final decision on petitions to amend interim instream flow standards (IIFS) in east Maui from those that require a decision from CWRM prior to completion. Accompanying the scope of work should be a tentative schedule for commencement and completion of the various portions of the scope of work.

The BLNR deferred decision making on Na Moku’s Motion to Establish Scope of Reconvened Contested Case Proceedings.

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