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US Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District PUBLIC NOTICE Record of Decision Former Waikoloa Maneuver Area FUDS Munitions Response Site: Sector 15 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Honolulu District, announces the No Further Action Record of Decision for Munitions Response Site (MRS) Sector 15 within the former Waikoloa Maneuver Area, South Kohala, Island of Hawai’i. 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. The Record of Decision documents USACE’s investigation findings and the determination that No Further Action is needed to protect human health and the environment. To obtain more information about Sector 15 and view a copy of the signed Record of Decision, visit the Repository at the Thelma Parker Memorial Library (67-1209 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743-8429). A digital copy of the Record of Decision can be downloaded at: www.poh.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/FUDS/Waikoloa.aspx 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 Hawai’i can be found at www.fuds.mil. Visit the WMA Program website for more information: www.poh.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/FUDS/Waikoloa.aspx To receive WMA program updates directly, email WMAUXOInfo@usace.army.mil with “Subscribe WMA News” in the subject line.