Public Comment Sought On Makua Study

The Army is seeking community input during a 60-day public comment period through April 3 on a study of marine resources near Makua beach.

The study supplements a 2009 marine resources study and assesses whether military training activities at Makua Military Reservation pose a health risk to area residents who rely on marine resources for food or other purposes.

The study was completed in compliance with a 2012 U.S. District Court order.

Comments can be mailed to U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Environmental Division, Attn: Marine Study – Public Comments, 948 Santos Dumont Ave., Schofield Barracks, HI 96857, or email comments to Mailed comments must be postmarked no later than April 3.

Testimony also can be provided during a public meeting from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 5 at Waianae High School.

The study is available online at; click on “2013 MR Study.”

It also is on view at the Wahiawa, Waialua, Kapolei and Waianae libraries under the title “Makua Marine Resources Supplemental Study Report, February 2015.” Printed copies are available upon request.

For more information, call 656-3089 or email