The Department of the Interior, Environment,
and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2010 (signed into law October 30, 2009) authorized
the National Park Service to conduct a special resource study of the national significance, suitability, and feasibility of
including the Honouliuli Gulch and the associated sites within the State of Hawaii in the National Park System.
The NPS is directed to consult with the State of Hawaii, appropriate federal agencies, Native Hawaiian and local government entities, private and nonprofit organizations, private landowners, and other interested parties.
The study will evaluate Honouliuli Gulch and associated sites located on Oahu and other Hawaiian islands with respect to (1) the significance of the site as a component of World War II; (2) the significance of the site as the site related to the forcible internment of Japanese Americans, European Americans, and other individuals; and (3) historic resources at the site.
At the conclusion of the study process, the National Park Service will submit a report to Congress that describes the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the study.