Munitions Response Site Prioritization Protocol Information Available From Hawaii Army National Guard (HIARNG)

Posted on May 4, 2012 in News Release

May 24 2012 The Hawaii Army National Guard (HIARNG) has, in the past, conducted live-fire munitions training in various locations across the State of Hawaii. Currently, these munitions response sites (MRSs) are being inspected and/or evaluated as part of the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP).

Taking into consideration various factors relating to safety and environmental hazard potential, the Army National Guard (ARNG) intends to apply the Munitions Response Site Prioritization Protocol (MRSPP) at the following sites: Kuliouou (Honolulu, Oahu); Pu’u Kapele (Moloka’i); Olowalu (Maui); and Paukukalo (Maui). Through direction provided by Congress, the DoD has developed the MRSP Protocol (MRSPP) to assign priority for cleanup to sites of suspected unexploded ordnance, discarded military munitions or munitions constituents. Current land owners have been notified of the MRSPP by the HIARNG either in writing, in person, or both.

The Army and HIARNG are in the process of completing a Site Inspection for sites listed above, and shall evaluate sites by applying the MRSPP. The MRSPP evaluation criteria includes assessing types of munitions that may be potentially present, assessing land uses, determining ease of access to sites, and qualifying the number of people with access to sites. Information collected will be used to apply the MRSPP and will be made available for public review at the Hawaii Army National Guard, Environmental Office (NGHI-ENV), 91-1227 Enterprise Avenue, Building 46, Room 321, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707, in accordance with the 32 CFR part
179 requirements.

The Public is invited to participate in the scoring of the MRSPP and provide comment to the HIARNG. If Hawaii residents would like additional information about these munitions response sites or other potential munitions response sites associated with the Hawaii Army National Guard, they may contact Lt. Col Chuck Anthony at ([email protected]) or (808) 733-4258.


For more information, contact:
Lt. Col. Charles Anthony
Public Affairs Officer
Phone: (808) 733-4258