Project Overview KBPH Fuel Pier EIS

Project Overview KBPH Fuel Pier EIS

The KBPH fuel pier project involves the use of State funds and State lands, thus triggering the Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 343 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) law. An EIS will be prepared and processed in accordance with Chapter 343. DOT-H will serve as the Proposing Agency.

The EIS will evaluate the environmental setting, direct impacts associated with the proposed action and its alternative actions, as well as indirect and cumulative impacts associated with its construction and long-term operation. Mitigation measures will be provided for any potential impacts associated with short- and long-term project operations. The EIS will also provide an evaluation of the conformance of the Fuel Pier development with Government land use plans, policies and controls for the project area.

Specialized consultant studies in the following fields will be conducted to analyze the potential impacts of the Fuel Pier development. The EIS will summarize the analyses and findings of these studies, and the studies will be included as appendices.

Rendering of a tanker and mooring dolphins.

Structure with Mooring Dolphins (Alternative Design Concept A).

  • Civil Engineering/Infrastructure
  • Harbor Operations
  • Energy Systems
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Electrical Analysis
  • Topography Survey
  • Cultural & Archaeological Assessment
  • Marine Biology
  • Terrestrial Resources Study
  • Noise Impact Assessment
  • Air Quality Study/Fuel Systems Engineering
  • Hazardous Materials Assessment
  • Economic & Fiscal Impact Analysis
  • Cost Estimating

Agency consultation and public outreach is an important component of the EIS process. Early consultation on the project has been carried out with various agencies and stakeholder groups as part of the scoping process for this project. Through workshops and public meetings, the project team will provide opportunities for stakeholders to voice their concerns about the proposed action. As a result of these public interactions, substantial input from agencies and the public is being obtained. With the information received through this outreach, the distribution of this EISPN, Draft EIS, and subsequent consultations, environmental concerns should be sufficiently identified prior to finalization of the EIS.

diagram of a conceptual design for fuel facilities