Applications

Potential land uses in the Conservation District are identified in HAR Title 13 Chapter 5, sections 22 through 25. Applicants should understand that all land uses are conditional, and that the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) has the final authority to modify, grant, or deny any permit.
 

Identified land uses beginning with the letter (A) require no permit from the department or board. OCCL is able to write letters of No Objection for landowners that would like documentation that their project has been reviewed.

Identified land uses beginning with the letter (B) require a Site Plan Approval from OCCL. These generally do not go out for public review, and can be processed in under thirty days. The application fee for Site Plan Approvals is $50.

Identified land uses beginning with the letter (C) are Departmental Permits that require a Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) approved by the Chair of the department. The application fee for Departmental Permits is $250. When applicable there are additional fees for public hearing costs ($250) and publication costs (variable).

Identified land uses beginning with the letter (D) are Board Permits that require a Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) approved by the Board of Land and Natural Resources. The application fee for Board Permits is equal to 2.5% of the project cost, but no less than $250, up to a maximum of $2,500. When applicable there are additional fees for public hearing costs ($250) and publication costs (variable).


 
Conservation District Use Application (CDUA)  (for Departmental and Board Permits)
 
Applications should also contain, as  indicated:
  • Draft / Final Environmental Assessment (EA) or Draft / Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or Statement of Exemption
  • State Historic Preservation Division HRS 6E Submittal Form 
  • Management Plan or Comprehensive Management Plan if required
  • Special Management Area Determination  
  • Shoreline Certification  if land use is subject to coastal hazards (apply for certification through DLNR’s Land Division)
  • Kuleana documentation (ref §13-5-31(f)) if applying for a non-conforming kuleana use.
  • Boundary Determination (ref §13-5-17) if land use lies within 50 feet of a subzone boundary.

Resources:

 
CDUA – Marine Waters (for use of submerged lands)
 
CDUA – Fish Ponds (Hoʻāla Loko Iʻa Program)
Reference sheet on permitting levels for fishponds
 

Small Scale Beach Nourishment (SSBN)