Obama Administration to Hold Public Meetings on Proposed Expansion of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

HONOLULU – At the invitation of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will conduct public meetings to accept comments on Senator Schatz’s proposal to expand the Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument (PMNM).  Participants are welcome to submit written materials to supplement their spoken comments to NOAA and FWS at the public meeting.

“It’s really important for people to have an opportunity to be heard,” said Senator Schatz.  “I am grateful to President Obama and his Administration for accepting my invitation to hear directly from Hawai‘i residents before making any decisions.”

In addition, written comments will be accepted on Maui at the Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale Sanctuary Visitor Center, on Hawai‘i Island at the Mokupapapa Discovery Center, and on Oahu at the Honolulu Services Center.

WHO:             National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) 

WHAT:          Public meetings on proposed expansion of the Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument

WHEN and WHERE:

 

Oahu

Monday, August 1, 2016

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Filipino Community Center

94-428 Mokuola Street, Suite 302

Waipahu, HI 96797

Kauai

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Kauai Community College

Performing Arts Center

3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766

In addition to spoken comments, written comments will be accepted in person during the public meetings and may also be submitted in person on August 1 and 2 at the following locations:

 

Maui                                        Hawai‘i

Sanctuary Visitor Center        Mokupapapa Discovery Center

726 South Kihei Road            76 Kamehameha Ave

Kihei, HI 96753                      Hilo, HI 96720

Oahu
Honolulu Services Center      

Pier 38, Honolulu Harbor       

1139 N. Nimitz Hwy, Suite 220

Honolulu, HI 96817