Hawaii Habitat Conservation Plan and Incidental Take License (12-HI-a)
Habitat Conservation Plan and Incidental Take License Process
12-HI-a.1 – Meet to discuss Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP)
The Developer meets with the DOFAW and the United States Fish and Wildlife Services to discuss the Habitat Conservation Plan.
12-HI-a.2 – Pre-application Information Form
The developer prepares a Pre-Application Information Form and submits the form to DOFAW and USFWS.
12-HI-a.3 – Present Project to the Endangered Species Recovery Committee (ESRC)
The developer presents the proposed project to the Endangered Species Recovery Committee (ESRC).
12-HI-a.4 – Review Pre-Application Information Form and Provide Comments
The ESRC reviews the Pre-Application Information Form and comments on the information the developer needs to supply for the Habitat Conservation Plan and Incidental Take License.
12-HI-a.5 – Draft HCP/Incidental Take License (ITL)
The developer collaborates with DLNR and USFWS to prepare a Draft HCP/ITL and supporting information, including scientific information to determine estimated take levels.
12-HI-a.6 – Review Draft HCP/ITL
The ESRC reviews the Draft HCP/ITL.
12-HI-a.7 – Does the ESRC Recommend Approval of the Draft HCP/ITL for Release for Public Review
After reviewing the Draft HCP/ITL, the ERSC recommends approval, denial, or amendment of the HCP/ITL for public review.
12-HI-a.8 – Submit Draft HCP to Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR), and Attorney General (AG) for review
If the ESRC recommends approval of the HCP/ITL, the DOFAW submits the Draft HCP to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR), and the Attorney General (AG) for review.
12-HI-a.9 – Does the BLNR Approve the Draft HCP for Release for Public Review
The BLNR determines whether to approve the Draft HCP for release for public review.
12-HI-a.10 –Issue Public Notice of Availability of Draft HCP and ITL for Public Review and Comment
The BLNR issues public notice of availability of the Draft HCP and ITL for public review and comment for a period of at least 60 days.
12-HI-a.11 – Hold Public Hearing on Island Where Developer Proposes the Project
The DOFAW holds a public meeting on the island where the developer proposes to construct the geothermal project.
12-HI-a.12 – Review Comments and Revise HCP/ITl
The developer, DLNR, and USFWS review the comments from the public review period and revise the HCP/ITL.
12-HI-a.13 – Final HCP/ITL
The developer collaborates with the DLNR and the USFWS to prepare a Final HCP/ITL.
12-HI-a.14 – Review Final HCP/ITL
The ESRC reviews the Final HCP/ITL.
12-HI-a.15 – Does ESRC Recommend BLNR Accept the Final HCP/ITL
The ESRC determines whether to recommend that the BLNR accept the Final HCP/ITL.
12-HI-a.16 – Circulate the Final HCP/ITL to OHA, BLNR, and AG for Review
The DOFAW submits the Final HCP/ITL to the OHA, BLNR and AG for review.
12-HI-a.17 – Does BLNR Approve the Final HCP/ITL
The BLNR determines whether to approve the Final HCP/ITL.
12-HI-a.18 –Sign Final HCP/ITL
If BLNR approves the Final HCP/ITL then the Final HCP/ITL and other implementing agreements, as applicable, are signed by all of the parties.
12-HI-a.19 – Record Final Documents at the Bureau of Conveyances
After all of the parties sign the Final HCP/ITL and other implementing agreements as applicable, the parties record the final documents at the Bureau of Conveyances.
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