NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The Federal Aviation Administration has announced that a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been approved based upon results of a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared in May 2018 for the proposed Pacific Regional Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Training Center (Proposed Action) at the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA).
The Proposed Action includes construction of the Pacific Regional Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Training Center (PRACT) on an approximately 25-acre site within the boundaries KOA. The new PRACT will serve the State of Hawaii as a Regional Training Center for Hawaii aircraft rescue and firefighting personnel.
The FONSI indicates that the Proposed Action is consistent with existing environmental policies and objectives as set forth in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 in that it will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment.
Copies of the Final EA and FONSI are available for public inspection at the following locations:
Hawaii Department of Transportation, Airports Division, 400 Rodgers Boulevard, 7th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii;
Federal Aviation Administration, Honolulu Airports District Office
300 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm 7-128, Honolulu, Hawaii;
Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole, 73-200 Kupipi Street, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740-2645
Kailua Kona Public Library, 75-138 Hualalai Rd., Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
Hawaii State Library, 478 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
JADE T. BUTAY
Director of Transportation