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Last Day to Comment on Proposed Hawaiian Homelands Rules
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 6338 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL

Subject: Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Rules Governing How the DOI Processes and Reviews State Proposed Land Exchanges Involving Hawaiian Home Lands and State Proposed Amendments to the HHCA

from Kaiini Kaloi, US DoI, Office of Native Hawaiian Relations, July 10, 2015

The Department of the Interior is extending the comment period an additional 30 days for the proposed rule governing how under current Federal law we process and review State of Hawai‘i proposed land exchanges involving Hawaiian home lands and State of Hawai‘i proposed amendments to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act.  The result of the extension is that the original due date for comments to be received has moved from July 13, 2015, to August 12, 2015.

The Federal Register notice discussing the extension is set to publish on Monday, July 13, 2015, and the  docket receiving comments should reflect the extended comment deadline on that same day.  Interested parties may still submit comments on-line and view the docket, including the proposed rule and submitted comments, through at:!documentDetail;D=DOI-2015-0002-0001.

If you would like to see a preview of the Federal Register notice discussing the comment period extension you can go to

You can also go to to view the main Federal laws governing Hawaiian home lands and to get answers to frequently asked questions about the proposed rule.



News Release from DHHL, July 16, 2015

The Department of the Interior announced earlier this week that it is extending the comment period for the proposed rule governing land exchanges involving Hawaiian home lands and amendments to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act proposed by the State of Hawaii until August 12, 2015.

You may submit comments on the rulemaking by either of the methods listed below. Please use Regulation Identifier Number 1090 – AA98 in your message.

  1. Online – Federal eRulemaking Portal at
  2. By Mail, Courier, or Hand Delivery – Office of Native Hawaiian Relations, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240.

For further information, contact: Ka’i’ini Kimo Kaloi, Director of Native Hawaiian Relations (202)208-7462.

Click here for a PDF of the DOI Announcement

For more information on the Hawaiian Homes Commission’s position on the DOI’s proposed rules, click here.

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