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OHA statement relating to Maui Sand Dunes issue

HONOLULU (June 29, 2017) – The Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs today approved the following motion:

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs calls upon Maui Lani Partners to cease all sand and other resource extraction and grading to allow:

  • The Maui Department of Planning to determine if sand extraction violates the Maui Zoning Code;
  • The Maui Department of Public Works to determine if revocation or suspension of the Phase IX grading permit is appropriate; and
  • The State Historic Preservation Department and the Maui Lānaʻi Islands Burial Council to properly investigate the discovery of burials and whether historic preservation laws and conditions have been fully complied with and enforced.

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