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US Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District PUBLIC NOTICE Proposed Plan Public Meeting Former Waikoloa Maneuver Area FUDS Munitions Response Site: Sector 15 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Honolulu District is seeking public input on the Proposed Plan for Munitions Response Site (MRS) Sector 15 within the Former Waikoloa Maneuver Area, South Kohala, Island of Hawaii. Sector 15, a Formerly Used Defense Site, is 11,200 acres located east of Waimea and comprised primarily of Pu’ukapu Hawaiian Home Lands including Kuhio Village and Kanu o ka ?Aina school. This MRS was historically used as a non-live fire maneuver training area during World War II era and as such no evidence has been found that indicates munitions training was conducted within the site. To ensure maximum community involvement in the restoration decision-making process, USACE will hold a public meeting to present the Proposed Plan for MRS Sector 15 to include the proposed decision of No Further Action for this site. The public is encouraged to attend in-person. The meeting will be recorded and posted to the project website. Date / Time: Saturday, August 12, 2023, at 2 p.m. Location: Waimea Elementary School 67-1225 Mamalahoa Highway Kamuela, HI 96743 The Proposed Plan is available at the Thelma Parker Memorial Library (67-1209 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743-8429) for public review and comment from July 24 through August 25, 2023. A digital copy can be downloaded at: www.poh.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/FUDS/Waikoloa.aspx Oral and written comments received during the 30-day comment period will be recorded and answered in the Responsiveness Summary of the Record of Decision. Comments can be submitted by postal mail or E-mail: E-Mail: WMAUXOInfo@usace.army.mil Postal: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District ATTN: CEPOH-PPE 230 Otake St., Fort Shafter, Hawaii 96858-5440 USACE is responsible for the cleanup of properties eligible under the Formerly Used Defense Sites Program under the direction of the Department of the Army and the Department of Defense. Together in consultation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and in partnership with state agencies USACE is making progress at the Former Waikoloa Maneuver Area and is committed to the environmental restoration of lands due to past Department of Defense activities. A list of Formerly Used Defense Site properties within the State of Hawaii can be found at www.fuds.mil.