Administrative Rules

The following copies of Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes (HRS) and Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules (HAR) are provided for general informational purposes only. These are unofficial copies; official copies may be obtained from the Division Office.

HAR Title 13 Chapter 5 – Conservation District Rules

HAR Title 11 Chapter 200.1 – Environmental Impact Statement Rules

HAR Title 13 Chapter 1 – Rules of Practice and Procedure

HAR Title 13 Chapter 222 – Shoreline Certifications

HAR Title 15 Chapter 15 – Land Use Commission Rules

HRS Chapter 91 – Administrative Procedure

HRS Chapter 115 – Public Access to Coastal and Inland Recreational Areas

HRS Chapter 183C– Conservation District

HRS Chapter 190D – Ocean and Submerged Lands Leasing

HRS Chapter 205A – Coastal Zone Management

HRS Chapter 343 – Environmental Impact Statements

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Administrative Rules are regulations established by the department through an extensive public review and hearing process. The procedure for administrative rules is set by Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 91.  A proposed rule (or amendment) is drafted by the department, approved by the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) for public meetings/hearings, and reviewed by the Department of the Attorney General (AG). Then the draft is taken out to public meetings and/or hearings, where the public can give formal testimony on the draft rule. The rule is revised, if necessary, and then submitted to the Board of Land and Natural Resources for final approval. Then it is reviewed again by the AG, and after signing by the Governor and filing with the Lieutenant Governor, it has the effect of law.