The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001057356-01
Legal Notices

NOTICE TO INTERESTED PARTIES IS HEREBY GIVEN that three human burials were discovered by Cultural Surveys Hawai’i, Inc. The finds were identified during utility trenching related to the Board of Water Supply’s Kamehameha Highway Sunset Beach Water Systems Improvements Project, Pupukea Ahupua’a, Ko’olauloa District, Island of O’ahu, TMK: [1] 5-9-003, 004, and 008-011:Kamehameha Highway Right-of-Way. The human remains were discovered within the makai (northwest) side of the Kamehameha Highway right-of-way, north of Shark’s Cove, and were included within State Inventory of Historic Places (SIHP) # 50-80-01-7196, a culturally enriched A horizon with human interments. The landowner is the City and County of Honolulu. The applicant is Board of Water Supply (BWS). Background research indicates that during the Mahele the entire Pupukea Ahupua’a was awarded to Kamehameha III. Additionally, of the 19 Kuleana (maka’ainana) Land Commission Awards (LCA) awarded within Pupukea, none are located within or in the immediate vicinity of the current project area. Following the procedures of Hawai’i Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 6E-43, and Hawai’i Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 13-300, the burial finds were determined by the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) to be over 50 years old. Based on the context of the burial finds, they are believed most likely to be Native Hawaiian. The burial finds, encountered during archaeological monitoring, have been disinterred and temporarily curated with the Board of Water Supply. The burial finds are designated as inadvertent, encountered during archaeological monitoring, and are therefore under the jurisdiction of SHPD per HAR Chapter 13-13-300; however, the BWS and SHPD would like to work with any descendants that come forward. SHPD is requesting persons having any knowledge of the identity or history of these human skeletal remains to immediately contact the SHPD Culture and History Branch, Ms. Regina Hilo, at 555 Kakuhihewa Building, 601 Kamokila Boulevard, Kapolei, Hawai’i 96707 [email:; Tel. (808) 692-8026; Fax (808) 692-8020]. All interested parties shall respond within thirty (30) days of this notice and file descendancy claim forms and/or provide information to the SHPD adequately demonstrating lineal descent from this designated burial or cultural descent from ancestors buried in the same ahupua’a or district. (SA1057356 12/20, 12/22, 12/24/17)