Environmental Evaluations / Programmatic Agreement - Ops, Maintenance and Development


Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) is proposing to develop a programmatic agreement (PA) to coordinate and administer its program of ongoing operations, maintenance, and development activities (hereinafter the Program) in support of the U.S. Marine Corps mission. This Program supports readiness and global protection by operating forces and other activities and units designated by the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

The area of responsibility (AOR) under the PA includes six MCBH installations on the Island of O`ahu located at Kaneohe Bay, District of Ko`olaupoko, Ahupua`a of Kaneohe, O`ahu, TMK 1-4-4-008:001; Marine Corps Training Area Bellows (MCTAB), District of Ko`olaupoko, Ahupua`a of Waimanalo, O`ahu, TMK 1-4-1-015:001; Camp H. M Smith, District of Ewa, Ahupua`a of Halawa, O`ahu, TMK 1-9-9-010:007; Puuloa Range Training Facility, District of Ewa, Ahupua`a of Honouliuli, O`ahu, TMK 1-9-10-001:001; Pearl City Annex, District of Ewa, Ahupua`a of Manana, O`ahu, TMK 1-9-7-27:001; and Manana Housing, District of Ewa, Ahupua`a of Manana, O`ahu, TMK 1-9-7-24:006.

Pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Section 106 Implementing Regulations at 36 CFR 800.4(b), qualified preservation professionals have carried out the identification of historic properties within the AOR in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Identification. The results of these identification efforts include references, maps, and lists of eligible properties that are provided in appendices to the PA. The PA will establish a review process that ensures MCBH will take into account the effects of the Program on historic properties within the AOR. This review process includes criteria for undertakings that will require no further review and that have no effect on historic properties. For projects that may adversely affect historic properties, the PA will require notification, documentation, and consultation with signatories and consulting parties, including Native Hawaiian Organizations with cultural or lineal affiliation to the affected areas. All reviews conducted pursuant to this PA will be documented, and this documentation will be provided to signatories and consulting parties, including NHOs, in an Annual Report. The Annual Report will also include any post-review discoveries, additional identification efforts, updates to the historic property inventories, cultural resources training, and recommendations for amendments.

In accordance with the Section 106 Implementing Regulations at 36 CFR 800.14(b)(2)(ii), MCBH seeks comments from all interested persons on the impact of the PA on properties that are eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Specific information about the PA will be made available to interested persons who request the information from the contact below. All questions, comments, and correspondence should be directed to the MCBH Cultural Resources Manager (CRM) at no later than 29 January 2021.

Marine Corps Base Hawaii