Disposition of Hawaiian Home Lands by General Leases for Renewable Energy Products on Oahu and Maui

Posted on Dec 21, 2018 in Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE                                                          


         The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (“DHHL”) intends to dispose of lands on the  Islands of Oahu and Maui under general leases for renewable energy projects by way of direct negotiations pursuant to Section 171-95.3, HRS, as amended.  Beneficiary consultations and public hearings will be a part of the leasing process, prior to the eventual execution of a general lease.

         DHHL will consider renewable energy projects that would be appropriate for a site and its surroundings.  Land to be disposed for renewable energy projects are the following Hawaiian home lands:

Oahu 9-1-013:038 98 Kalaeloa  
Oahu 9-1-013:040 49 Kalaeloa  
Maui 1-9-001:003 (portion) 15,620 Kahikinui Up to 1000 acres for due diligence purposes; up to 500 acres under general lease

            Renewable energy producers, as defined pursuant to Section 171-95(c), HRS, interested in leasing property herein described shall have twenty-eight (28) days from the date this notice is published, that date being December 21, 2018, in which to submit a completed application to DHHL to be qualified for participation in the selection process to lease a specific site.  The completed application must contain the information set forth below, in addition to the information and materials set forth in Sections III and IV of the Information Packet for each proposed renewable energy project:           

  • Description of the conceptual design of the project
  • Timeline for the completion of the project
  • Description of the financial plan for project financing
  • Description of the business concept of the project
  • Description of the landscape and acreage requirements, including public and private lands
  • Why the project being proposed would be more advantageous for the site unless a solar facility is being solely proposed, and
  • Any other qualifications that DHHL later deems necessary and required for the performance of the project.

            Chapter 343, Environmental Assessment:  Applicants selected to proceed through the leasing process shall be required to complete compliance with Chapter 343, HRS, as amended,

prior to the start of any general lease for the site.  Such compliance shall assess the impacts that the proposed development will have on the surrounding community and environment.

            An Information Packet containing what to include in an application, as well as property information, objectives and criteria, leasing process, schedule, and other requirements is available on DHHL’s Procurement webpage, under the “Public Notice” heading, at https://dhhl.hawaii.gov/procurement/ or for pick-up by prospective developers during regular office hours at DHHL’s headquarters located at 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, in Kapolei, on the Island of Oahu.

            All applications must be received by 2:00 pm HST on Friday, January 18, 2019, hand-delivered and addressed to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Land Management Division, Attention: 2019 Renewable Energy Projects, at 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Hawaii  96707.  Applications received by this deadline shall be reviewed to determine which applications have met DHHL’s objectives and criteria to be qualified for participation in the selection process.

            For additional information not in the Information Packet, contact Allen G. Yanos, Property Development Agent, in the Land Management Division, at (808) 620-9460 or via email at [email protected] no later than January 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm HST.

            DHHL reserves the right to cancel or modify this proposed disposition at its sole discretion, including but not limited to, withdrawing some or all of the parcels from consideration for disposition.

            Dated:  Honolulu, Hawaii, December 21, 2018.

                                                                        State of Hawaii

                                                                        DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS

                                                                        By Jobie M. K. Masagatani, Chairman

                                                                              Hawaiian Homes Commission


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