Haleakala National Park, HI

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) are hosting three public meetings to introduce proposed alternatives which will be included in the Environmental Assessment for Haleakala National Park. The FAA has published a Federal Register Notice inviting comment from the public, agencies, tribes and other interested parties on the draft alternatives being considered for the development of an Air Tour Management Plan. The NPS has published a news letter containing the alternatives under consideration listing the meeting locations, dates, and times.

Scoping for Environmental Assessment (EA), February 2004

February 26, 2004   Public Information Workshop Flyer (PDF, 121 KB)

February 27, 2004   Federal Register Notice of Intent (PDF, 46 KB)

February 27, 2004   Public Scoping Document (PDF, 640 KB)


The FAA and NPS have now decided to proceed with development of an Environmental Implact Statement (EIS) for this project. This decision is based on information received through the EA scoping process, the environmental analysis completed by the Agencies to date, the consideration of preliminary ATMP alternatives, and through consultations conducted pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Scoping for EIS, November 2006

November 15, 2006   Federal Register Notice of Intent (PDF, 55 KB)

November 15, 2006   Public Scoping Document (PDF, 261 KB)

Soundscape Management

The National Park Service has examined the effects of natural and human caused sounds, including air tour sounds, on visitor's experiences of soundscapes at Haleakala National Park. The results of this study are designed to provide background information used as part of the development of an ATMP for the park.

December 2007

Social Science Research to Inform Soundscape Management in Haleakala National Park (PDF, 1.342 MB)

For more information on this park, please visit the following NPS web sites:

Haleakala National Park

Haleakala ATMP Process