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Public Meeting on Rules for Kamokuna Lava Ocean Entry

May 4, 2017, 1:27 PM HST
* Updated May 4, 1:31 PM
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A small delta has formed at the Kamokuna ocean entry, but views of the delta have been largely obscured by the thick ocean entry plume. USGS photo, April 8, 2017.

The Coast Guard will host a public meeting regarding the Notice of Proposed Rule Making for the Kamokuna lava ocean entry safety zone at the East Hawai‘i County Building in Hilo at 5 p.m., Monday, May 8.

A Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) is public notice a federal agency intends to create, add, remove or change a rule or regulation.

The Coast Guard encourages citizens to participate in the rulemaking process by reviewing the rulemaking docket and providing public comment via the Federal Register (see below).

Public comments ensure Coast Guard rules and regulations are in the best interest of all parties.

The Coast Guard is holding this public meeting as part of the NPRM process to encourage public input regarding the possible permanence and scope of the safety zone in place at Kamokuna.


To view the NPRM in the Federal Register, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-2017-0234 in the “SEARCH” box and click “SEARCH.” Click on “Open Docket Folder” on the line associated with this rule.


The Coast Guard strongly prefers comments to be submitted electronically. Electronic comments may be submitted via http://www.regulations.gov. Click the “COMMENT NOW” box on the top right of Docket Folder.

Written comments may also be submitted (e.g. postmarked) by the deadline, 11:59 p.m. June 2, 2017, via mail to Commander (spw), U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, 433 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu HI 96850.

The comment period ends at 11:59 p.m. June 2, 2017.


The East Hawai‘i County Building, Aupuni Center Conference Room, is located at 101 Pauahi St., #7.

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