HONOLULU—The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Commission on Water Research Management posted its August Resource Bulletin online.
Petitions for reservation of water in water management areas include:
Res - OA93-1—The State Department of Agriculture (DOA) filed a complete petition for reservation of 47.60 mgd of water flowing in Waiahole Ditch for agricultural uses on lands in Central and Windward Oahu.
Res - OA94-2—The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ Committee on Land and Sovereignty has filed a complete petition to reserve 11 mgd of water from the Waiahole Ditch for present and future Hawaiian uses in the Waiahole area.
Res - OA94-3—The Kahaluu Neighborhood Board, Waiahole Waikane Community Association and the Hakipuu Ohana have filed a complete petition for the reservation of all of the water from the Waiahole Ditch that is developed on the Windward side of Oahu, for agricultural uses.
Res - OA94-4—The Kamehameha Schools/Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate has filed a complete petition to reserve all of the waters originating from the ahupua’a of Waiawa (estimated to be 4.2 mgd) that flow in the Waiahole Ditch. The stated purpose is to serve future development on seven parcels of land in the Waiawa area.
Res - OA95-1—The State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has filed a complete petition to reserve an estimated 410,000 gallons per day of water from Waiahole Stream to serve its beneficiaries on five parcels of land (some 82 acres) in Waiahole.
Res - OA95-2—The State Division of State Parks has filed a water reservation of an estimated 0.125 mgd of water from Kahana Stream to serve agricultural programs and residential lessees’ subsistence agricultural permits in Kahana Valley State Park. This reservation is not presently part of the Waiahole Ditch combined contested case.
Res - OA97-2—The State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has filed a completed petition to reserve an additional 2.303 mgd of groundwater from the Waipahu-Waiawa Aquifer System for foreseeable needs in the Waianae, Ewa, Honolulu, and Koolaupoko Districts.
Res - OA97-3—The State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has filed a completed petition to amend Administrative Rule 13-171-62 to reduce the reservation for the Waimanalo Aquifer System by 0.027 mgd. (This petition was made pursuant to the Commission’s action at the June 5, 1997
meeting wherein 0.027 mgd of ground water from the Waipahu-Waiawa Aquifer System was allocated for Waimanalo homestead areas.)
Contested case hearings pending at the Commission include:
CCH-MO97-1—“In the Matter of Water Use Permit Application” filed by Kukui (Molokai), Inc. Well #17 (Kualapuu System, Central Sector, Molokai Aquifer) Contested Case Hearing. Supreme Court No. 24856. The Supreme Court issued its Opinion on December 26, 2007.
CCH-MA06-1 -– “In the Matter of Water Use Permit Applications for the Iao Ground Water Management Area High-Level Sources and the Petition to Amend Interim Instream Flow Standards of Waihee, Waiehu, Iao, and Waikapu Streams” Contested Case Hearing. The Commission’s Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Decision and Order was issued on June 10, 2010. Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Hui O Na Wai Eha and Maui Tomorrow Foundation filed Notices of Appeal with the Intermediate Court of Appeals on July 12, 2010. The County of Maui Department of Water Supply filed a Notice of Cross-Appeal on July 26, 2010.
The next Commission on Water Resource Management regular meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 31 at 9:00 a.m. in the DLNR Board Room, Kalanimoku Building in Honolulu.