WAIANAE BASELINE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY
The leeward coast of Oahu spans a distance of approximately 25 miles (39 km), encompassing the coastal area from Kaena Point, at the most northwestern tip of the island, to Kalaeloa Point, the southwestern tip of the island (Figure ES.1). This coastline is characterized by diverse ocean resources with a range of demands by residents, developers, and visitors alike. The growth of both commercial and recreational ocean uses along coast has increased, resulting in conflicts between ocean users as well as potential adverse effects on marine mammals and other ocean resources. Through Act 6, Special Session Laws of Hawaii 2005 (Act 6), the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) was mandated to prepare a baseline environmental study of the Waianae coast from Kalaeloa Point to Kaena Point as an informational document to be used to establish rules to manage conflicts in ocean use occurring in the area. This Waianae Baseline Environmental Study, prepared in response to Act 6, describes the status and trends in ocean resource conditions and uses, ocean use issues, and management alternatives to address these issues. The potential environmental, social, and economic effects of these alternative management approaches are analyzed and compared, along with recommendations for implementation.
This report is submitted to the Legislature in response to House Concurrent Resolution 58, House Draft 1, Senate Draft 1, Regular Session of 2007, which requests that the Department of Land and Natural Resources' (Department) Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) develop a plan to implement so called "pump-don't dump" stations, where mobile pump trucks pump sewage from vessels and transport the sewage to land-based sewage treatment facilities, and submit a report of its findings and recommendations, including suggested legislation, to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2008.
In Response To House Concurrent Resolution No. 58, House Draft 1, Senate Draft 1
Regular Session of 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii
PLAN TO IMPLEMENT SO CALLED "PUMP-DON'T DUMP" STATIONS, WHERE MOBILE PUMP TRUCKS PUMP SEWAGE FROM VESSELS AND TRANSPORT THE SEWAGE TO LAND-BASED SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITIES
In Response To Section 200D-5, Hawaii Revised Statutes
ACTIVITIES OF THE KANEOHE BAY REGIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE YEAR 2007
This report is prepared in accordance with Section 200D-5, HRS, which requests the Council to
report to the Governor and the Legislature on its activities.