David Y.Ige | DLNR Press Release: HEARING TO BE HELD ON RECOMMENDED DESIGNATION OF LAHAINA AQUIFER AS A SURFACE AND GROUNDWATER AREA

DLNR Press Release: HEARING TO BE HELD ON RECOMMENDED DESIGNATION OF LAHAINA AQUIFER AS A SURFACE AND GROUNDWATER AREA

Posted on April 21, 2022 in Latest news from the department, Press room

(Honolulu) – The Commission on Water Resources Management (CWRM) will hold a public hearing to receive evidence on the recommendation to designate the Lahaina Aquifer Area, Maui, as a surface water and waste management area. groundwater in accordance with

Hawaii Statutes Revised.

The state water code authorizes the CWRM to designate water management areas for regulation where the Commission, after research and investigation, and after consultation with the county mayor, county council, and County Water Supply Board, and after a public hearing and published notice, concludes that the areas water resources may be at risk.

The hearing is open to the public and will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, in the Keopuolani Room at Waiola Church, 535 Wainee St., Lahaina, HI 96761

All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing and submit their comments, either orally or in writing. Written testimonials should be emailed to [email protected] or by mail to the Commission on Water Resources Management, State Department of Lands and Natural Resources, PO Box 621, Honolulu, Hawaii 96809, or by fax to 808-587-0219 by April 26 2022.

Persons requiring special accommodations at the public hearing are asked to contact CWRM (at the above address or by telephone at 808-587-0214) at least three days prior to the hearing to advise if they have any special needs requiring accommodations.

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RESOURCES

Information about the proposed designation, including staff submissions, presentations, and draft findings of fact, is available online at the CWRM website:

Lahaina Aquifer Sector Area

More information about the audience:

https://files.hawaii.gov/dlnr/cwrm/notice/2022/nt20220323.pdf

Media contact:

AJ McWhorter
Communications Specialist
Hawaii Department of Lands and Natural Resources
[email protected]
808-587-0396 (Communications Office)

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