Processing Permits through the Department of Land and Natural Resources, including:
- Conservation District Use Application
- Habitat Conservation Plans
- Shoreline Permitting
- Encroachment Issues
Conservation District Use Application (CDUA) Processing
This application is necessary for applying for for land use(s) within the State of Hawaii Conservation District. CUDA processing we have been involved in include:
Hoʻokuleana LLC prepared and processed a CDUA for shoreline protection issues, including an interim preservation plan associated with that project.
Hoʻokuleana interacted and worked with Hawaiʻi county and state administrations and various department personnel, assisted in interacting and working with the public groups and provided assistance, review and recommendations on related public processes and documentation.
Community outreach included working with the ʻOʻoma Beachside Village Citizen Advisory Committee and Hui O Na Kupuna (a native Hawaiian cultural group.)
Hoʻokuleana LLC provided assistance, review and recommendations on related public processes and documentation including, the CDUA process , permitting, site utilization, natural resource concerns and cultural resource concerns.
Hoʻokuleana LLC additionally, interacted and worked with Hawaiʻi county and state administrations and various department personnel with county and state government and provided assistance in interacting and working with the public and certain environmental groups, native Hawaiian groups, neighbors and other organizations.
Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs)
The Kaloko Makai Dryland Forest Preserve Habitat Conservation Plan addresses anticipated impacts to state and federal threatened, endangered and listed species from the construction of the Kaloko Makai development at Kaloko and Kohanaiki, North Kona, Hawaiʻi pursuant to Chapter 195D, Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes (HRS 195D).
Hoʻokuleana LLC is working with the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DLNR-DOFAW) and the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWSon development of a HCP as well as mitigation measures to achieve a net benefit for the listed species being disturbed.
Local building and planning departments require that improvements are not placed too close to the coast, so setbacks from the certified shoreline are imposed on improvements. Shorelines are “certified” for County setback purposes. Certified shorelines do not determine ownership; they serve as reference points in determining where improvements may be placed.
Some people inadvertently (and, unfortunately, some covertly) do things in the shoreline area without a permit; permits are required for work in this area. A prior owner may have done something, but the liability and responsibility to correct it ends up with the present owner.
Peter Young and Jennifer Barra were in the thick of things on these issues while at DLNR, some of Hoʻokuleana LLC’s consulting work has included helping people correct (eliminate and/or subsequently permit) encroachments (walls, rocks, docks, vegetation, etc) beyond the shoreline and private property owner’s boundary line.
Possible shoreline issues include issues with seawalls; other issues of concern are the obvious placement of rocks within the wash of the waves – vegetation encroaching below a property line is a related concern. Each of these requires a permit.
Hoʻokuleana LLC feel strongly that it is important to correct past errors, not ignore them (even if they were pre-existing when an owner bought.) Likewise, people should get a permit for any work near the shoreline area. Hoʻokuleana LLC is willing to help people through the process of getting a permit to do something new or to correct prior mistakes.
Processing Permits through the Counties, including:
- Implementation of Community Development Plans
- Land use permitting