Sand Mining

Sand Mining County Meeting

Sand Mining

Recent Updates On Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 1:30 PM the County Council’s Infrastructure & Environmental Management (IEM) Committee will meet once again to discuss and possibly vote to pass a sand mining moratorium bill out of committee. Stand up for ʻiwi kūpuna and our environment –

Stand up for ʻiwi kūpuna and our environment – come testify in support of the moratorium (County Council Chambers – 8th Floor, 200 S. High St., Wailuku) or send your testimony to iem.committee@mauicounty.us

Source: mauisierraclub.org/sand-mining/

Company has been taking ‘materials’ for decades | Maui News

Company has been taking ‘materials’ for decades |  Maui News

Jul 4, 2017

Council panel reviewing bills on sand mining

An official from Maui Lani Partners said Monday that the company has been “taking material off-site since 1994” and that the county’s warning to stop grading and excavating sand two months ago “was the first time we were made aware there was a notice of warning on a potential violation on the property.”

Source: www.mauinews.com/news/local-news/2017/07/company-has-been-taking-materials-for-decades/

Petition the Maui Mayor to stop the sale of Maui Sand

Please ask the Maui Mayor to stop the sale of Maui sand by enforcing the County code and revoking the grading permit. Now that the county has admitted the landowner needs a conditional use permit and a special use permit to operate, they can easily revoke the grading permit. He has the power to stop this NOW, rather than require new legislation from council, which could take months. By then the sand could all be gone! Ask that the Administration write the legislation, approved by their corporation counsel, and forward it to the council. We ask that steps be taken to protect this area as a natural and cultural reserve.

https://www.change.org/p/mayor-arakawa-stop-selling-maui-sand

Sand resources need to be protected | Maui News

Sand resources need to be protected

May 5, 2017

Recently there’s been a public outcry against sand mining on Maui, particularly sand mining that involves companies transporting sand off-island for projects on Oahu, such as rail.

However, this isn’t a new issue, it’s just gotten new attention.

We tried addressing the sand mining during my first term as mayor. Back in the early 2000s we commissioned a study to look at our sand supply and how fast it was dwindling, which resulted in SSFM International Inc.’s “Maui Inland Sand Resource Quantification Study,” which became available to the county in 2006.

Source: www.mauinews.com/opinion/columns/2017/05/sand-resources-need-to-be-protected/

Relentless Sand Mining on Maui caught on Video

Sand barge video #1 (no sounds – fast motion)

A barge at the Kahului Pier is filled up with sand or sand aggregate and basalt 1-3 times every week. Each barge can hold 6000 tons, so thatʻs 6000-18000 tons of Mauiʻs precious resources leaving every week.

Sand is one of our most precious resources and the resting place of our kupuna, but itʻs being shipped off from Maui to the highest bidder. Today we got to view the barge being filled up with sand aggregate, which is being shipped over to Lanaʻi. You can see in the video the constant stream of trucks entering the barge, unloading their sand aggregate, and leaving. This ceaseless mining needs to stop. Whatever sand is left on Maui needs to stay here.

Watch KHON2 tonight for a news story on sandmining on Maui.

Sand barge being filled up by trucks on Maui

Sand barge video #1 (no sounds – fast motion)A barge at the Kahului Pier is filled up with sand or sand aggregate and basalt 1-3 times every week. Each barge can hold 6000 tons, so thatʻs 6000-18000 tons of Mauiʻs precious resources leaving every week. Sand is one of our most precious resources and the resting place of our kupuna, but itʻs being shipped off from Maui to the highest bidder. Today we got to view the barge being filled up with sand aggregate, which is being shipped over to Lanaʻi. You can see in the video the constant stream of trucks entering the barge, unloading their sand aggregate, and leaving. This ceasless mining needs to stop. Whatever sand is left on Maui needs to stay here.Watch KHON2 tonight for a news story on sandmining on Maui.

Posted by Sierra Club Maui Group on Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sand Exports

Sand Exports

Maui Sand being Exported to Oahu, on the sand Barge in Kahului Harbor

2006 Report The Maui Inland Sand Resource Quantification Study prepared for the County of Maui Department of Public Works and Environmental Management is now posted on the County of Maui website athttp://www.mauicounty.gov under “New Additions.” “The information contained in the study verifies

Source: mauisierraclub.org/sand-exports/

Isle concrete suppliers forced to import sand | The Honolulu Advertiser

Isle concrete suppliers forced to import sand | The Honolulu Advertiser | Hawaii’s Newspaper

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Source: the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2007/Aug/19/bz/hawaii708190338.html