On July 10, 2015, Governor Ige, signed H.B. 830 (Act 224) into law, which amends chapter 6E-42 Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS). The following document provides guidance on what types of projects SHPD will continue to review.   Act 224 HB830 Letter to Counties FINAL

HONOLULU -- Fans of the annual State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) photographic calendar will find an unique historic journey in the 2015 edition, which highlights the evolution of Hawaii’s financial institutions. Built in an era of expanding prosperity, these institutions represent the optimism and confidence of the new and exciting world dramatically emerging in Hawai‘i, as well as an abiding faith in the future.

Click here for report-> 6E-42 Reviews Determined to Have No Potential to Affect Historic Properties   PROJECTS WITH NO POTENTIAL TO EFFECT HISTORIC PROPERTIES – Installation of Solar/PV/Photovoltaic Systems – Install of Electrical Meters – Interior Electrical Upgrades – Demolition of additions and detached structures less than 50 years of age – Interior renovations for mid ...
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HONOLULU – The Society for Hawaiian Archaeology (SHA) will present its annual Archaeology Week Conference from Oct. 10 to 12 in Hilo, providing an opportunity for professionals and other interested individuals to explore and experience Hawaiian archaeology. Participants will meet to further the SHA’s goals of directing efforts into more scientific channels and encourage the publication of results; advocating and assisting in the conservation of archaeological data; and discouraging unethical commercialism in the archaeological field and work for its elimination.

HILO, HI – Anyone driving by an open field on the edge of downtown Hilo recently may have spotted several dozen people gathered around holes marked with yellow flags. This was the field exercise for an Archaeological Violation Class sponsored by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD). Combining two and a half days of classroom instruction, police officers from state and federal agencies, prosecutors and archaeologists participated in the field exercise to practice and test their crime scene investigation skills. The class was taught by Archaeological Damage Investigation and Assessment, a Missoula, MT-based company.

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of State Parks has entered into a pilot agreement with Discover Hidden Hawai‘i Tours (DHT) to make available for public use the historic Nutridge House property on the grounds of Pu‘u ‘Ualaka‘a State Wayside, which is located off Round Top Drive and overlooks urban Honolulu in Makiki. Rental availability for functions will help to generate funds to benefit the continued maintenance and preservation of the historic site.

KAHULUI -- The Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) today authorized the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to seek bids to conduct an archaeological inventory survey (AIS) and environmental review (EA) necessary to explore a proposed land exchange agreement between the state and Haleakala Ranch that that the department believes will ensure public access to a disputed hiking trail, and create a new access route to two large forest reserves on the leeward slope of Haleakala.

National Park Service CAP2 Letter