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DLNR Proposes Rule Changes for Kahaluu Bay

April 17, 2015, 10:57 AM HST
* Updated April 17, 12:14 PM
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The State of Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources announced Friday that it plans to hold a meeting on April 29 to discuss the proposed rules changes for specific ocean recreation activities at Kahaluu Bay.

According to DLNR officials, the proposed rules changes follow heavy use of the bay.

DLNR’s proposed amendments to HAR § 13-256-152 include the regulation of certification requirements for commercial surf instructors and to limit commercial surf instruction to four permittees with a maximum of eight students in the water at any one time, per permittee.

“These amendments are a result of concerns about overcrowding in Kahaluu Bay and we’ve worked with ocean users there and the Hawai’i County parks division to propose clearly designed swim and surf zones, in addition to the commercial surf instruction rules,” said Daniel Mersburgh, DOBOR Hawai’i District Manager.

Members of the public who wish to provide feedback and comment on the proposed amendments can attend the public hearing scheduled for April 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Kealakehe High School Cafeteria.

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To obtain additional information or details of the proposed amendment visit the DLNR website.

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