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Big Island Video News - July 19, 2022

Three years after attempts to begin construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the summit of Maunakea were halted, the National Science Foundation is planning to hold meetings on its involvement in the international astronomy project.

On Tuesday, a “Notice of Intent” was posted to the Federal Register, as the National Science Foundation announced it is looking to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and initiate a Section 106 Consultation for its potential investment in the TMT project.

In the Notice, the NSF said it plans to host four in-person public scoping meetings, all on Hawaiʻi island, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations and dates:

  • Hilo – August 9, 2022, at the Grand Naniloa Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Crown Room, 93 Banyan Dr., Hilo, HI 96720.
  • Naʻalehu – August 10, 2022, at the Naalehu Community Center, 95-5635 Hawaii Belt Rd., Naalehu, HI 96772.
  • Kona – August 11, 2022, at the Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa, Kaleiopapa Convention Center, 78-128 Ehukai St., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740.
  • Waimea – August 12, 2022, at the Kahilu Town Hall, 67-1182 Lindsey Rd., Kamuela, HI 96743.

In addition to the public meetings, comments on NSF’s Draft CEP may be submitted “in writing via the environmental review website through September 17, 2022” at:,