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Notice #: 0001432831-01
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION: SECTION 106 OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT, PUAKO WATERLINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT, LALAMILO AHUPUA’A, DISTRICT OF SOUTH KOHALA, ISLAND OF HAWAI’I Notice is hereby given that the Hawai’i County Department of Water Supply (COH-DWS) seeks to utilize the State of Hawai’i’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), which are federal funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and are administered by the Hawai’i State Department of Health (DOH), to replace the existing waterline beneath Puako Beach Drive. The use federal funds make the proposed waterline replacement project subject to review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). The proposed undertaking involves the replacement of approximately 11,000 linear feet of 8-inch and 12-inch waterline, situated beneath the forty-foot wide Puako Beach Drive right of way (ROW), that is deteriorating and prone to leaks and breaks. Ground disturbance associated with the project will include trenching to replace the existing main waterline and lateral waterlines within the Puako Beach Drive ROW. All improvements will be underground except for the addition of new above ground fire hydrants. The existing underground waterlines will be abandoned in place, but all old water infrastructure above grade will be removed and disposed of. Road repaving will occur following the trenching. Pursuant to Section 106 of the NHPA, the agencies involved seek public consultation with respect to the identification and protection of any potential historic properties. If you are interested in participating in this process please contact Mr. Keith K. Okamoto, P.E. with the County of Hawai’i Department of Water Supply, via email at dws@hawaiidws.org, or by U.S. Postal Service to the County of Hawai’i Department of Water Supply (Attn: Mr. Keith K. Okamoto, P.E.), 345 Kekuanaoa St., Ste. #20, Hilo, HI 96720. (SA1432831 10/04, 10/06, 10/08, WHT 10/04, 10/06, 10/07/23)