Supreme Court Grills Parties In Aquarium Fish Permit Case

posted in: May 2017 | 0

Are minor actions permitted by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR)— or any other state agency, for that matter — exempt from environmental review under the Hawai‘i Environmental Policy Act (HEPA)? A beach cleanup, a night of camping at a state park, the collecting of a fish or two for your kid’s fish tank? Those are all activities that the DLNR requires permits for, but are they all “programs or projects” under HEPA that would require an environmental assessment, or at least an exemption determination?

In its ruling last August on a case involving just the DLNR . . .

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