Hawaii Volcanoes 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 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The FAA has published a Federal Register Notice Correction 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

February 27, 2004   Federal Register Notice of Intent

February 27, 2004   Public Scoping Document

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, August 2005

August 1, 2005   Public Scoping Document

August 2, 2005   Federal Register Notice of Intent 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 Hawaii Volcanoes 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 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes ATMP Process