Responding to the Draft EIS
Comment period open to public
With a new year and a new Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed La`au Point development, now is the time to get involved. Molokai Properties Limited (MPL) will be accepting comments on the Draft EIS until Feb. 22.
MPL is required to obtain an EIS in order to move ahead with the proposed La`au Point development. However, the process requires that the company addresses community concerns first.
The 45-day comment period, which began on Jan. 8, is a way for the community to get involved. After Feb. 22, MPL will review and respond to the comments. They are required to include these comments in the Final EIS document.
Keep an eye out for important changes that have been made to the new document. If your questions, comments or concerns remain unaddressed send a letter asking for a response.
Where to find the Draft EIS
The Molokai Dispatch is offering free digital copies of the Draft EIS at its office in Kaunakakai.
A hard copy of the document can also be viewed at the Molokai Public Library, or online at the Office of Environmental Quality Control’s website, www.state.hi.us/health/oequc under "EA and EIS Online Library">"Molokai">"2008 DEIS La`au Point".
Ways to respond
• The document covers a lot of aspects of the project, such as water usage, endangered species and development alternatives. Address those you view as most important.
• Keep questions and comments short and to the point.
• Number your questions and comments point by point.
Where to send your comments
Comments on the La`au Point Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) must be received or postmarked by Feb. 22, 2008.
All comment letters should be addressed and sent to the applicant:
Molokai Properties Limited
745 Fort Street Mall, Suite 600
Honolulu, HI 96813
Contact: Peter Nicholas/Dan Orodenker
Phone: (808) 531-0158, Fax: (808) 521-2279.
Copies should also be sent to both accepting authorities:
State Land Use Commission
P.O. Box 2359
Honolulu, Hawaii 96804
Phone: (808) 587-3822, Fax: (808) 587-3827
Office of Environmental Quality Control
235 S. Beretania St., Suite 702
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-4185, Fax: (808) 586-4186