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Former Heeia Combat Training Area / Former Pali Training Camp

Pali Training Camp

The former Pali Training Camp (TC) is located on the Windward side of Oahu Island, Hawaii.

The Pali TC FUDS is comprised of approximately 4,400 acres that were used by the military during World War II between 1943 and 1945 as a regimental combat team training center for jungle and ranger training. The primary area of concern is about 1,500 acres located at the base of the Pali in Maunawili Valley- an area that was formerly established as an artillery impact area.

Currently, the property is largely undeveloped with pockets of residential, agricultural and recreational areas. In 1994, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined this site to be eligible for the Defense Environmental Restoration Program/Formerly Used Defense Site. After an award for $1.6 million, field investigations commenced at the site, in April 2003, revealing items such as mortars and projectiles at the site.

Based on the findings of the EE/CA, a removal action was conducted over 40 acres of the Maunawili Impact Area of the Pali TC resulting in the discovery and disposal of 26 munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) items.

A Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) to characterize the nature and extent of any munitions or munitions related contamination and evaluate clean up alternatives has been initiated for the Pali TC, with field work completed in Fall 2013 - Winter 2014. The Draft Final Remedial Investigation Report is available for review in the list of documents on the left side of this webpage. Comments will be accepted until August 8, 2014 and can be sent to Kevin Pien, Project Manager, at kevin.c.pien@usace.army.mil or (808) 835-4091.

Heeia Combat Training Area

The former Heeia Combat Training Area (CTA) is located on the Windward side of Oahu Island, Hawaii.

The Heeia CTA FUDS consists of about 200 acres in Heeia Kea and 2,254 acres in Waihee and Kaalaea Valleys, Kahaluu. This area was utilized by the U.S. Army, during World War II between 1943 and 1945, as an encampment for troops, an ammunition storage facility, a firing range, and as a maneuver and artillery impact area for jungle and assault training.

Currently, the property is largely undeveloped with pockets of residential, agricultural and recreational areas. In 1994, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined this site to be eligible for the Defense Environmental Restoration Program/Formerly Used Defense Site. After an award for $1.6 million, field investigations commenced at the site, in April 2003, revealing items such as rockets, tank fire and hand grenades at the FUDS.

Based on the findings of the EE/CA, a removal action was conducted over 70 acres of the Heeia Kea parcel of the Heeia CTA resulting in the discovery and disposal of 21 munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) items. 

Restoration Advisory Board

Next Meeting

Documents for Review

July 30, 2014 / Kailua High School Cafeteria 

 

Approved Pali RAB Charter


                       Meeting Minutes
   

 

Pali RAB FINAL June 12, 2013  Pali RAB FINAL Sept. 3, 2013

 

Pali RAB FINAL July 23, 2013                                            Pali RAB DRAFT Dec. 4, 2013