Subject: USS Arizona Memorial Dock Update
Memorial Dock Update:
The NPS has approved all requisite associated pre-construction plans (Water Quality Management, Waste Management, Spill Prevention, Survey Plan for ESA-listed Species, Site-Specific Best Management Practices, Construction Site Plan, Traffic Control Plan, and Staging/Laydown Area Plan). These plans have been forwarded to regulatory agencies, where applicable, such as the State of Hawaii for review of Water Quality Management, and the US Navy for review of traffic/construction/staging in Pearl Harbor waters.
The next major milestone is a pre-construction meeting with the NPS, US Navy, the contractor, and applicable subcontractors scheduled for the second week of May. Mobilization in the field will occur after this meeting, with on the ground construction projected to begin the week of May 22.
The US Navy conducted a shoreside dock inspection last month and it was determined that the dock is still anchored to the harbor floor. Thus it is not at risk to break away and create a navigation hazard, as was feared. The NPS and the US Navy, with engineers from both agencies, are now considering alternatives for keeping the dock in place rather than removing it.