EIS, EAs, and other documents may be available in the UHM Library in print, CD/DVD-ROM, or microform. When copies of documents are deposited with the UHM Library for public comment, they may not be listed in the online catalog right away. Eventually, they are cataloged and can be found in Voyager. Our collections also include EISs and EAs for sites in other states. Search the Voyager online catalog here:
Keyword: environmental impact Hawai`i [or Guam, Marshall Islands, etc.]
Keyword: name of the project or site and environmental impact [e.g., Stryker Brigade environmental impact]
Subject: Environmental impact analysis--Hawaii
According to Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC) guidelines, the Hawai`i State Library and the six regional branch libraries (Kaimukī Public Library, Kaneʻohe Public Library, Pearl City Public Library, Hilo Public Library, Kahului Public Library, Līhuʻe Public Library) are to receive printed copies of EISs and other documents for public comment. The Hawai`i State Library maintains an index of these documents. Past practice was to produce microfiche copies of the documents, so not all of the older EISs are available in print.
OEQC rules specify that the branch library(ies) closest to the project are also supposed to receive a copy of EIS/EA documents. Most of the documents are listed in the Hawai`i State Public Library System's online catalog, but not all are.
(Information provided by Hawai`i & Pacific Section, Hawai`i State Library)