Kapālama Container Terminal Environmental Impact Statement

Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Completed

2015

The 94-acre former Kapālama Military Reservation at Honolulu Harbor is undergoing redevelopment by the Hawai‘i State Department of Transportation to become a container terminal serving the islands. The face of the pier is being moved 51 feet landward to accommodate larger container ships with adjacent piers being extended approximately 1,860 feet in length with gantry crane rails, upgraded utilities, a weigh station, and dredging to a draft depth of 40 feet. Belt Collins completed the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the budgeted $266 million redevelopment and is currently providing permit processing support for implementation of the improvements.

The face of the pier is being moved 51 feet landward...

Belt Collins was the prime contractor for the EIS covering the redevelopment of the Kapālama Military Reservation into a container terminal serving the islands, undertaking traffic impact analyses and infrastructure assessments, and coordinating a marine environmental study addressing water quality, sediment, chemistry and biota assessments; archaeological and cultural impact assessments; noise and flora/fauna studies. Stakeholder coordination and public informational meetings were major components of the project, along with web site development and updates. An assessment of relocating the University of Hawai‘i Marine Expeditionary Center (UHMC), an oceanographic research and educational complex to alternate site along with regulatory reviews, which included airspace analysis with a FAA 7460 Application and Rivers and Harbors Act requirements. The final EIS was accepted by the Governor in October 2014.

Belt Collins was also subsequently engaged to process permit applications for the terminal improvements by the design firm preparing the contract documents for the work. The applications being processed include those under the Department of the Army Section 404 Clean Water Act, Section 10 Rivers and Harbors Act, State Department of Health Section 401 Water Quality Certification, and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. Assistance in the Section 7 Endangered Species Act and Section 106 National Historic Preservation Act consultations and coordinating with resource agencies on mitigation for potential coral impacts and essential fish habitat within Honolulu Harbor are also being provided.

The 94-acre former Kapālama Military Reservation at Honolulu Harbor is undergoing redevelopment by the Hawai‘i State Department of Transportation to become a container terminal serving the islands. The face of the pier is being moved 51 feet landward to accommodate larger container ships with adjacent piers being extended approximately 1,860 feet in length with gantry crane rails, upgraded utilities, a weigh station, and dredging to a draft depth of 40 feet. Belt Collins completed the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the budgeted $266 million redevelopment and is currently providing permit processing support for implementation of the improvements.

The face of the pier is being moved 51 feet landward...

Belt Collins was the prime contractor for the EIS covering the redevelopment of the Kapālama Military Reservation into a container terminal serving the islands, undertaking traffic impact analyses and infrastructure assessments, and coordinating a marine environmental study addressing water quality, sediment, chemistry and biota assessments; archaeological and cultural impact assessments; noise and flora/fauna studies. Stakeholder coordination and public informational meetings were major components of the project, along with web site development and updates. An assessment of relocating the University of Hawai‘i Marine Expeditionary Center (UHMC), an oceanographic research and educational complex to alternate site along with regulatory reviews, which included airspace analysis with a FAA 7460 Application and Rivers and Harbors Act requirements. The final EIS was accepted by the Governor in October 2014.

Belt Collins was also subsequently engaged to process permit applications for the terminal improvements by the design firm preparing the contract documents for the work. The applications being processed include those under the Department of the Army Section 404 Clean Water Act, Section 10 Rivers and Harbors Act, State Department of Health Section 401 Water Quality Certification, and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. Assistance in the Section 7 Endangered Species Act and Section 106 National Historic Preservation Act consultations and coordinating with resource agencies on mitigation for potential coral impacts and essential fish habitat within Honolulu Harbor are also being provided.

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