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Environmental Clearances

Information on the Environmental Impact Statement, Technical Reports & Analysis

Alternatives Analysis

Alternatives Analysis Contents through Chapter 1 (7.1.2011)

This section contains the preface, table of contents, list of acronyms and abbreviations, summary, and Chapter 1:  Purpose and Need.

File size: 2 MB

Alternatives Analysis Chapter 2: Alternatives Considered (7.1.2011)

Contains an overview of the alternatives considered during the Alternatives Analysis screening process.

File size: 8 MB

Alternatives Analysis Chapter 3 through End (7.1.2011)

This section includes the final chapters of the Alternatives Analysis Report, including: Chapter 3:  Transportation Benefits and Impacts; Chapter 4:  Environmental Consequences; Chapter 5: Financial Feasibility Analysis; Chapter 6:  Comparison of Alternatives; Chapter 7:  Coordination and Consultation; and References.

File size: 2 MB

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Chapter 1 Background, Purpose and Need (7.1.2011)

This chapter provides a history of the rail transit project, a description of the corridor, and the purpose and need and goals of the project.

File size: 3 MB

Chapter 2: Alternatives Considered (7.1.2011)

This chapter summarizes the alternatives considered for the project.  Th­e alternatives evaluated in this Draft Environmental Impact Statement resulted from comments received during the Hawai'i Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 343 EIS comment period, alternatives analysis, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scoping process.

File size: 6 MB

Chapter 3: Transportation (7.1.2011)

This chapter provides a discussion of existing (2010) and future (2030) transportation conditions, both with and without the project for the Salt Lake, Airport, and Salt Lake and Airport Alternatives.  The permanent and construction-related effects of the project on traffic, transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, airport facilities, and parking are presented.

File size: 2 MB

Chapter 4 Part 1 (7.1.2011)

This part includes the effects of the Salt Lake, Airport, and Salt Lake and Airport Alternatives for the following sections of Chapter 4: introduction; land use (including farmlands); economic activity; acquisitions, displacements, and relocations; community services and facilities; neighborhoods; and environmental justice.

File size: 11 MB

Chapter 4 Part 2 (7.1.2011)

This part includes the effects of the Salt Lake, Airport, and Salt Lake and Airport Alternatives for the following sections of Chapter 4: visual and aesthetic conditions (including visual simulations); air quality; noise and vibration; energy and electric and magnetic fields; hazardous waste and materials; ecosystems; water; street trees; archaeological, cultural, and historic resources; effects related to the maintenance and storage facility; construction effects; and indirect and cumulative impacts.

File size: 7 MB

Chapter 5: Section 4(f) Evaluation (7.1.2011)

This chapter provides documentation to support Section 4(f) determinations for the Salt Lake, Airport, and Salt Lake and Airport Alternatives.  Section 4(f) protects publicly owned parks, recreational areas, wildlife refuges, and historic sites of National, State, or Local significance located on public or private land.

File size: 3 MB

Chapter 6 through Chapter 8 (7.1.2011)

This section includes Chapter 6 (Cost and Financial Analysis); Chapter 7 (Evaluation of Alternatives); and Chapter 8 (Comments and Coordination).

File size: 790 KB

Appendix A: Conceptual Alignment Plans and Profiles (7.1.2011)

This file contains the project alignment plans and profiles.

Appendix B: Conceptual Right-of-Way Plans (7.1.2011)

This file contains the right-of-way plans.

File size: 14 MB

Appendix C: Construction Approach (7.1.2011)

This appendix discusses the construction approach that will be used for the rail transit project.

File size: 279 KB

Appendix D: Record of Agency correspondence and coordination (7.1.2011)

This appendix includes correspondence with cooperating, Section 106, and other agencies.

File size: 17 MB

Appendix E: Record of public and stakeholder correspondence and coordination (7.1.2011)

This appendix includes correspondence with the public and other stakeholders, including the 2005 Scoping Report and 2007 NEPA Scoping Report.

References and Index (7.1.2011)

This file contains the references used in the Draft EIS, list of preparers, list of Draft EIS recipients, and the index.

File size: 167 KB

Executive Summary (7.1.2011)

This file provides an overview of the entire Draft EIS, including the transportation and environmental effects and cost of the alternatives analyzed.

File size: 436 KB

Preface and Table of Contents (7.1.2011)

This file contains the preface and table of contents for the Draft EIS.

File size: 415 KB

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Mutlilanguage Brochure (6.7.2013)

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/section 4(f) Evaluation Multilanguage Brochure

File size: 979 KB

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (5.1.2013)

This limited-scope document evaluates the prudence and feasibility of the Beretania Street Tunnel Alternative and reconsiders the no use determination for Mother Waldron Playground.

File size: 6 MB

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Appendices (5.1.2013)

Appendices A through C of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Section 4(f) Evaluation

File size: 19 MB

Final Environmental Impact Statement

Preface and Table of Contents (7.1.2011)

This file contains the abstract, preface, table of contents, and list of acronyms.

File size: 3 MB

Executive Summary (7.1.2011)

This file provides an overview of the entire Final EIS, including the transportation and environmental effects and cost of the project.

File size: 529 KB

Chapter 1: Background, Purpose and Need (7.1.2011)

This chapter provides a history of the rail transit project, a description of the corridor, and the purpose and need and goals of the project.

File size: 3 MB

Chapter 2: Alternatives Considered (7.1.2011)

This chapter provides a discussion on the alternatives evaluated during the EIS process and the refinements to the alignment that occurred between the Draft and Final EIS.  System features, including hours of operation, the locations of park-and-ride lots, pedestrian and bicycle features, safety and security, and station layouts are also provided.  Lastly, project phasing is discussed.

File size: 7 MB

Chapter 3: Transportation (7.1.2011)

This chapter provides a discussion of existing (2010) and future (2030) transportation conditions, both with and without the project.  The permanent and construction-related effects of the project on traffic, transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, airport facilities, and parking are presented.

File size: 3 MB

Chapter 4 part 1: Environmental Analysis, Consequences, and Mitigation (7.1.2011)

Chapter 4 of the EIS discusses existing (2010) and future (2030) environmental conditions, both with and without the project.  Part 1 contains the effects and mitigation for the following sections of Chapter 4: an introduction to the chapter, land use (including farmlands); economic activity; acquisitions, displacements, and relocations; community services and facilities; and neighborhoods.

File size: 62 KB

Chapter 4 Part 2 of the Environmental Analysis, Consequences, and Mitigation Chapter (7.1.2011)

Part 2 contains the effects and mitigation for the following sections of Chapter 4: environmental justice; visual and aesthetic conditions (including simulations showing what the project will look like); air quality; and noise and vibration.

File size: 62 KB

Chapter 4 Part 3 of the Environmental Analysis, Consequences, and Mitigation Chapter (7.1.2011)

Part 3 contains the effects and mitigation for the following sections of Chapter 4: the end of the noise and vibration section; energy and electric and magnetic fields; hazardous waste and materials; ecosystems; water; and street trees.

File size: 13 MB

Chapter 4 Part 4 of the Environmental Analysis, Consequences, and Mitigation Chapter (7.1.2011)

Part 4 contains the effects and mitigation for the following sections of Chapter 4: archaeological, cultural, and historic resources; environmental effects related to the maintenance and storage facility; and construction-related effects.  Indirect and cumulative impacts, irreversible and irretrievable commitments of resources, and the permits and approvals needed for the project are also contained within this section.

File size: 45 MB

Chapter 5: Section 4(f) Evaluation (7.1.2011)

This chapter provides documentation to support Section 4(f) determinations.  Section 4(f) protects publicly owned parks, recreational areas, wildlife refuges, and historic sites of National, State, or Local significance located on public or private land.

File size: 14 MB

Chapter 6: Cost and Financial Analysis (7.1.2011)

This chapter presents estimates for the capital and operating and maintenance costs for the project.

File size: 492 KB

Chapter 7: Evaluation of the Project (7.1.2011)

This chapter compares the project to the No Build Alternative.  The evaluation measures used in this chapter reflect local goals for the project (described in Chapter 1) as well as FTA criteria for evaluating projects proposed for funding under the Section 5309 New Starts program.  The project is evaluated based on its effectiveness in meeting the purpose and need, transportation and environmental consequences, cost-effectiveness, financial feasibility, New Starts rating, and unresolved issues.

File size: 813 KB

Chapter 8: Comments and Coordination (7.1.2011)

Details the coordination that has occurred throughout the environmental process, including public outreach; coordination with lead, cooperating, and participating agencies; Section 106 coordination; and public hearings. This chapter also contains an overview of the comments received on the Draft EIS and a summary of the responses provided to more popular comments received (including alternatives considered, planned extensions, ridership and travel forecast­ing, parking, traffic analysis, visual, noise, cost and financing, construction phasing, construction effects, and acquisition and relocation).

File size: 365 KB

References and Index (7.1.2011)

This file contains references, a list of preparers, a list of recipients, and an index for the Final EIS.

File size: 940 KB

Appendix A (7.1.2011)

This appendix includes the comments received on the Draft EIS and response to those comments.

File size: 143 MB

Appendix A Errata (7.1.2011)

This document corrects some letters from Appendix A.

File size: 12 MB

Appendix B (7.1.2011)

This file contains the project alignment plans and profiles.

File size: 23 MB

Appendix C (7.1.2011)

This file contains the right-of-way plans.

File size: 20 MB

Appendix D (7.1.2011)

This appendix presents the planned bus service that will support the rail transit project.  It includes figures and a table describing changes to existing bus routes for 2030 and for each of the phased openings.

File size: 1 MB

Appendix E (7.1.2011)

Discussion on general construction techniques for the rail transit project.

File size: 291 KB

Appendix F (7.1.2011)

Correspondence and coordination with agencies (cooperating agencies, participating agencies, other agencies, Section 106 correspondence).

File size: 59 MB

Appendix G (7.1.2011)

Public and stakeholder correspondence and coordination, including newsletters, community workshops, and scoping reports.

File size: 133 MB

Appendix H (7.1.2011)

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act Draft Programmatic Agreement.

File size: 1 MB

Appendix I (7.1.2011)

Summary of mitigation measures documented in the Final EIS.

File size: 239 KB

Appendix J (7.1.2011)

Summary of the land use plans, policies, and controls and their relationship to the project.

File size: 738 KB

Appendix K (7.1.2011)

Information about Honolulu International Airport, including the Airport Layout Plan.  Materials in this appendix document how the rail transit project meets FAA requirements, including the Runway Protection Zone.

File size: 8 MB

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

Final Supplemental EIS Section 4(f) Evaluation and Amended ROD (9.2013)

The Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Section 4(f) Evaluation and Amended Record of Decision is a limited scope document that evaluates the prudence and feasibility of the Beretania Street Tunnel Alternative and reconsiders the no use determination of Mother Waldron Neighborhood Park.

 

File size: 7 MB

Final Supplemental EIS Section 4(f) Evaluation and Amended ROD Appendix A-Comments and Responses on the Draft SEIS/Section 4(f) Evaluation (9.2013)

Appendix A (Comments and Responses on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Section 4(f) Evaluation) of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Section 4(f) Evaluation and Amended Record of Decision.

File size: 8 MB

Final Supplemental EIS Section 4(f) Evaluation and Amended ROD Appendix B-Judgement and Partial Injunction of the U.S. District Court (9.2013)

Appendix B (Judgement and Partial Injunction of the United States District Court in HONOLULUTRAFFIC.COM, et al., vs. FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, et al.) of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Section 4(f) Evaluation and Amended Record of Decision.

File size: 56 KB

Final Supplemental EIS Section 4(f) Evaluation and Amended ROD Appendix C-Order on Cross-Motions for Summary Judgement of the U.S. District Court (9.2013)

Appendix C (Order on Cross-motions for Summary Judgement of the United States District Court in HONOLULUTRAFFIC.COM, et al., vs. FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, et al.) of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Section 4(f) Evaluation and Amended Record of Decision.

File size: 15 MB

Final Supplemental EIS Section 4(f) Evaluation and Amended ROD Appendix D-Correspondence (9.2013)

Appendix D (Correspondence) of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Section 4(f) Evaluation and Amended Record of Decision.

File size: 7 MB

Final Supplemental EIS Section 4(f) Evaluation and Amended ROD Appendix E-Section 4(f) Evaluation of Previously Unidentified TCPs (9.2013)

Appendix E (Section 4(f) Evaluation of Previously Unidentified Traditional Cultural Properties) of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Section 4(f) Evaluation and Amended Record of Decision.

File size: 960 KB

Final Supplemental EIS Section 4(f) Evaluation and Amended ROD Appendix F-Amended ROD (9.2013)

Appendix F (Amended Record of Decision) of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Section 4(f) Evaluation and Amended Record of Decision.

File size: 16 MB

Post-Record of Decision

Precast Yard ERD-1 (3.8.2012)

Environmental Review Documentation for KIWC Precast Yard in West
Kalaeloa Business Park.

File size: 2 MB

Precast Yard ERD-2 (6.9.2011)

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
Report and Appendices A - C are included here.
Report Attachments A - F are on file with HART, Planning and Environment.

File size: 5 MB

Record of Decision

ROD and Transmittal Letter (Signed 1.18.2011)

Record of Decision indicating that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has determined that the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and related Federal environmental requirements have been satisfied by the project.

File size: 515 KB

ROD Attachment D Correspondence (1.2011)

Attachment D of the ROD includes the FTA letter to USFWS regarding Endangered Species Act Section 7 and the letter from the City regarding Site for Pre-casting Concrete.

File size: 284 KB

ROD Attachment C Comments on FEIS and Responses (1.2011)

This attachment to the ROD includes agency and public comments on the Final EIS and FTA's responses.

File size: 72 KB

ROD Attachment B: Final PA Attachment 1 Part 4 Historic Resources Parcel Maps Key 26 to 35 (1.2011)

This is the fourth part of the Final Programmatic Agreement and contains historic resources maps number 26 to 35.

File size: 5 MB

ROD Attachment B: Final Programmatic Agreement, Signed (1.2011)

This attachment includes the final Programmatic Agreement. The Programmatic Agreement (PA) spells out the terms of the formal, legally binding agreement between the City and County of Honolulu and the FTA, Hawai'i State Historic Preservation Officer, United States Navy, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

File size: 1 MB

ROD Attachment B: Final PA Attachment 2 Information on Resources with Adverse Effect Determinations (1.2011)

This attachment to the Final Programmatic Agreement includes information on historic properties that could be affected by the project.

File size: 4 MB

ROD Attachment B: Final PA Attachment 1 Part 3 Historic Resources Parcel Maps Key 13 to 25 (1.2011)

This is the third part of the Final Programmatic Agreement and contains historic resources maps number 13 to 25.

File size: 5 MB

ROD Attachment B: Final PA Attachment 1 Part 2 Historic Resources Parcel Maps Key 1 to 12 (1.2011)

This is the second part of the Final Programmatic Agreement and contains the historic resources maps number 1 to 12.

File size: 4 MB

ROD Attachment B: Final PA Attachment 1 Part 1 Correspondence (1.2011)

This is the first part of the Final Programmatic Agreement and includes the letters to and from the State Historic Preservation Officer regarding the identified area of potential effect.

File size: 212 KB

ROD Attachment A: Mitigation Monitoring Program (1.2011)

This attachment describes the Mitigation Monitoring Program, which has been established to ensure the execution of all environmental and related commitments made in the Final EIS, in this ROD, and in the Section 106 Programmatic Agreement (PA) for the project.

File size: 271 KB

Technical Reports

Hazardous Waste and Materials Tech Report Appendix A: EDR DataMap® Environmental Atlas (7.5.2011)

Appendix A of the Hazardous Materials Technical Report includes the Environmental Database Resources, Inc. (EDR) descriptions and maps of facilities that treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste; use hazardous substances; store petroleum products on site; or otherwise present a source of contamination in the project area.

File size: 15 MB

Technology Supplier Pictures (7.2.2011)

Photos of multiple types of technologies - received through the RFI process.

File size: 962 KB

Technology Selection Panel Presentation (7.2.2011)

Slides from the initial Technology Panel Meeting.

File size: 7 MB

Investing in Honolulu's Future with Rapid Rail Transit (7.2.2011)

Article by Ron Tober, Chair of the Technology Selection Panel, discussing the reasons for selecting steel wheel/rail for Honolulu.

File size: 22 KB

Honolulu On The Move: Independent Technology Selection Panelists Background Information (2.15.2008)

Biographies of the five individuals selected as members of the independent panel established to select the vehicle technology for Honolulu's fixed guideway transit system.

File size: 70 KB

Transportation Technical Report Addendum 03 (6.11.2010)

The information presented in this Addendum reflects refinement of the Airport Alternative that was evaluated in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

File size: 11 MB

Noise and Vibration Technical Report Addendum 01 (6.1.2010)

This is addendum to the Noise and Vibration Technical Report provides an update to the methodology, affected environment, consequences and mitigation sections of the report, and updates Appendix A Predicted Project Noise Exposure Levels.

File size: 2 MB

Travel Forecasting Results and Uncertainties Report (10.1.2009)

This report presents the updated technical raw model results of the travel forecasting analysis.

File size: 11 MB

Travel Demand Forecasting Results Report Addendum 01 (10.1.2009)

This addendum reflects refinements to the travel demand forecasting model since the release of the numbers and statistics in the Draft EIS.

File size: 11 MB

Transportation Technical Report Addendum 02 (10.1.2009)

The information presented in this Addendum reflects refinement of travel forecasting. Changes in this Addendum also reflect additional analysis conducted in response to public comments received during the Draft EIS review period, including those relating to parking effects.

Final Model Development, Calibration, and Validation Report (10.1.2009)

This is a methodology report that provides discussion of the technical approach to the travel forecasting for the project. It describes the travel forecasting methods, assumptions, and procedures used in the analysis of transit alternatives.

File size: 5 MB

Financial Plan for Entry Into Preliminary Engineering (8.10.2009)

This table shows cash flows for the project.

File size: 25 KB

Wetland Waters of the U.S. Study (7.10.2009)

This study was conducted to examine areas that may be waters of the U.S. and are under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Transportation Technical Report Addendum 01 (7.1.2009)

This addendum reflects changes to the Transportation Technical Report as a result of new analysis conducted in February 2009, which adjusted pedestrian phasing at many of the study intersections.

File size: 7 MB

Cultural Resources Technical Report Addendum 01 (5.22.2009)

This addendum supplements materials in the Cultural Resources Report dated August 15, 2008, by adding interview data to Appendix F.

File size: 1 MB

Historic Effects Report (4.14.2009)

This report evaluates the potential project effects on the 81 sites listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

File size: 13 MB

Compendium of Design Criteria (4.3.2009)

This document contains Chapter 3 Environmental Considerations of the Compendium of Design Criteria. This chapter establishes environmental design criteria for the project.

File size: 2 MB

Travel Demand Forecasting Results Report (10.2008)

This report presents the technical raw model results of the travel forecasting analysis.

File size: 3 MB

Geology, Soils, Farmlands and Natural Hazards Technical Report (10.16.2008)

This report assesses the effect of O'ahu's geology on construction methods, as well as the effect of the project on agricultural lands and soils. Finally, the potential for damages to the project by floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunami is discussed.

File size: 15 MB

Noise and Vibration Technical Report (10.1.2008)

This Noise and Vibration Technical Report presents the noise and vibration impact analysis for the project. The FTA Noise and Vibration Impact Criteria were used to evaluate the Project's potential noise and vibration impacts.

File size: 16 MB

Electric and Magnetic Fields Technical Report (10.1.2008)

This report assesses whether the project could cause electromagnetic interference or unwanted magnetic fields.

File size: 8 MB

Water Resources Technical Report (8.15.2008)

This report discusses the potential effects to surface water (such as streams and canals), groundwater, floodplains, and storm water.

Visual and Aesthetic Resources Technical Report (8.15.2008)

This report describes the character and quality of the existing landscape in the study area and discusses the potential visual effects of the project, such changes to mauka-makai views, project components that are out of character with their setting, and introduction of new light sources.

File size: 21 MB

Transportation Technical Report (8.15.2008)

This report evaluates the effect of the project alternatives on the transportation system.

Street Trees Technical Report (8.15.2008)

This report identifies the total number of street trees (any planting taller than 8 feet), identifies important plantings, and proposes appropriate mitigation.

File size: 16 MB

Neighborhoods and Communities Technical Report (8.15.2008)

This report evaluates the effects of the project alternatives on right-of-way acquisition, community resources such as parks and schools, and public services and facilities. It also considers environmental justice requirements.

File size: 23 MB

Land Use Technical Report (8.15.2008)

This report assesses the effect of the project on land use, such as density and potential for future development.

Historic Resources Technical Report - Appendix B - Part 3 (8.15.2008)

This is a continuation of Appendix B of the Historic Resources Technical Report, which includes the Area of Potential Effects and Historic Resources Detailed Maps.

Historic Resources Technical Report - Appendix B - Part 2 (8.15.2008)

This is a continuation of Appendix B of the Historic Resources Technical Report, which includes the Area of Potential Effects and Historic Resources Detailed Maps.

Historic Resources Technical Report - Appendix B - Part 1 (8.15.2008)

Appendix B of the Historic Resources Technical Report includes the Area of Potential Effects and Historic Resources Detailed Maps.

Historic Resources Technical Report (8.15.2008)

This report evaluates the impacts of the project on historic resources.

File size: 14 MB

Hazardous Materials Technical Report (8.15.2008)

This hazardous waste/materials assessment identifies potential contaminant sources within and adjacent to the proposed project's study area. The hazardous materials most likely to be encountered in the project area include fuel, oil, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, tar in-fill materials, and lead in soil.

File size: 15 MB

Ecosystems and Natural Resources Technical Report (8.15.2008)

This is an assessment of the wildlife, vegetation, and wetlands in the project's study area. Emphasis was placed on protected species and sensitive habitats.

File size: 15 MB

Economics Technical Report (8.15.2008)

This report estimates the potential economic and development effects of the project, such as on property values, construction jobs and real estate tax revenues.

File size: 8 MB

Cultural Resources Technical Report (8.15.2008)

This report identifies the cultural resources, practices, and beliefs that may be affected by the project.

Archaeological Resources Technical Report (8.15.2008)

This report identifies likely impacts to archaeological resources for each of the project alternatives.

File size: 17 MB

Air Quality and Energy Technical Report (8.15.2008)

This report evaluates the amount of air pollution that would occur with each project alternative and the amount of energy that would be used during project construction and operation.

File size: 8 MB

Transit Technology Selection: Results (2.22.2008)

Slides from February 22, 2008 presentation on the results of the transit technology selection.

File size: 155 KB

Good Response to City's Transit Technology RFI (1.29.2008)

News release announcing that there were twelve submittals received from suppliers of a range of fixed guideway transit system vehicles in response to the Request for Information (RFI).

File size: 194 KB
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