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Pacific Missile Range Facility and Kōkeʻe Park Geophysical Observatory Real Estate Environmental Impact Statement

Welcome to the project website for the Pacific Missile Range Facility and Kōkeʻe Park Geophysical Observatory Real Estate Environmental Impact Statement











Aloha and Welcome

The U.S. Navy and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are jointly preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of proposed real estate agreements with the State of Hawai‘i for the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) and the Kōkeʻe Park Geophysical Observatory (KPGO). The Navy and NASA invite the public to participate in the environmental planning process.

This project website provides the latest information on the EIS. Please review this site for:

  • information on the status and schedule of the EIS
  • documents and references available for review
  • opportunities for public involvement
  • methods to submit comments during the designated public comment periods

This website will be updated throughout the project. Please check back often for updates.


Public Scoping Period

Public involvement is an integral part of the environmental planning process. The public has an important role in providing input during this process to help the Navy and NASA make more informed decisions about the proposed real estate action.

The public scoping period has concluded. The Navy and NASA initiated a public scoping period to receive comments on the scope of the EIS. The public participated in the environmental planning process by providing input on the proposed real estate action including potential alternatives, environmental or cultural concerns, information the public would like the Navy and NASA to know, and any other information the public would like to see addressed in the EIS.

The public scoping period also served as an opportunity to obtain public input concerning potential effects to historic properties pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Section 6E-42.

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Public Scoping Meetings

The public scoping meetings have concluded. The Navy and NASA hosted public scoping meetings at three locations on Kaua‘i. The public was encouraged to attend any of the public scoping meetings to talk story, learn more, and submit written or oral comments. The public scoping meetings were held on the dates below.


Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Kauaʻi Veterans Center
3215 Kauaʻi Veterans Memorial Hwy, Līhuʻe

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Kekaha Neighborhood Center
8130 Elepaio Rd, Kekaha

Thursday, June 6, 2024
Sheraton Kauaʻi Coconut Beach Resort
650 Aleka Loop, Kapaʻa


Meeting Times: 5 to 8 p.m.

  • 5 to 8 p.m. Information stations – meet the project team, talk story, and ask questions. Visit the comments station to provide a written or oral comment.
  • 6 to 6:30 p.m. Project presentation by Navy and NASA.