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TMT Hearing: Minute Order Sets Filing Deadlines

April 20, 2017, 11:19 AM HST
* Updated April 20, 11:22 AM
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An artist’s rendering of the Thirty Meter Telescope at sunset. TMT photo.

In an order (Minute Order No. 43) issued today, April 20, 2017, Hearing Officer Riki May Amano (a retired judge) notified the parties of upcoming filing deadlines in the Contested Case Hearing for the Thirty Meter Telescope Conservation District Use Application (CDUA) at the Mauna Kea Science Reserve.

During the evidentiary portion of the Contested Case Hearing, spread over five months in late 2016 and early 2017, 25 parties to the case presented testimony and evidence.

Today’s order sets May 30, 2017, as the deadline for the parties to submit proposed findings of facts and conclusions of law.

Responses to these proposals are due by June 13, 2017.

Each response shall identify by Document Number the specific decision and order, findings of fact and conclusions of law to which it responds.


Minute Order No. 43 and all other minute orders and documents related to the TMT Contested Case can be viewed online.


Complete transcripts from the TMT Contested Case Hearing were made available yesterday at Hilo Public Library, Kailua Kona Public Library, Thelma Parker Memorial Library and Edward H. Mookini Library on Hawai‘i island, and at the Hawaii State Public Library on O‘ahu.

Judge Amano will consider all filings and submit her proposed recommendation.

The matter will then go back to the state Board of Land and Natural Resources for argument, review and a final decision.


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