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WMA Restoration Advisory Board meeting scheduled May 22

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District
Published May 3, 2024

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managing restoration efforts at the Former Waikoloa Maneuver Area (WMA), South Kohala, Island of Hawaii, will provide a status update regarding ongoing environmental investigations and restoration activities at the next Restoration Advisory Board meeting, or RAB:

Wednesday, May 22, 5-6:30 p.m.
Waikoloa Village Association Banquet Room
68-1798 Melia Street
Waikoloa Village, HI 96738

The public is invited to attend in-person. The twice-yearly RAB meetings are hosted by USACE and intended to involve the community in the restoration decision-making process for the former Waikoloa Maneuver Area. The Spring WMA RAB meeting will be recorded and posted to the project website.

Virtual Login: Information regarding the online meeting format and access will be posted here:

For questions about the RAB or to sign up to receive WMA program updates directly, email with “Subscribe WMA News” in the subject line.

The USACE Honolulu District executes the Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) Hawaii program which is dedicated to protecting human health and the environment by investigating and cleaning up past DoD activities. Safety is the top priority. To learn more about FUDS projects in Hawaii, go to

BACKGROUND:  The Defense Environmental Restoration Program for Formerly Used Defense Sites (DERP-FUDS) is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on behalf of the DoD. Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) are real property that were under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Defense and owned by, leased by, or otherwise possessed by the United States and were transferred from Department of Defense control prior to October 17, 1986. USACE Honolulu District is coordinating closely with the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) as projects are being addressed in accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).

USACE Honolulu District Public Affairs Office
808-829-2345 (cell)

Release no. 24-017