State Historic Preservation Division to Implement “I Mua Mondays”
Starting on Monday April 8, 2019 and until further notice, the Department of Land and Natural Resources State Historic Preservation Division will institute “I Mua Mondays”.
On all Monday’s SHPD offices statewide will be closed to the public and SHPD will not accept meetings, phone calls, emails or “walk-ins”. SHPD’s Library will also be closed on “I Mua Mondays.”
According to a press release issued by the Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources, “the implementation of “I Mua Mondays” will allow SHPD staff to work on critical technical tasks without interruptions. This will also eliminate distractions and help SHPD staff to expedite processing of project reviews and other essential work.”
Electronic submissions of reports, plans and permit applications will still be accepted through SHPD’s digital submission portal: [email protected]
According to the announcement, SHPD staff will return voice messages and respond to email in the order received during regular businesses hours Tuesday through Friday. Messages seeking appointments with SHPD staff on Oʻahu can be left at (808) 692-8016 or (808) 692-8045; on Maui at (808) 243-1285; Kauaʻi at (808) 462-3225; or Hawaiʻi Island at (808) 933-7650.
To report inadvertent finds of iwi kupuna or archaeological materials on Mondays, anywhere in the State, the public can call (808) 692-8016 or (808) 692-8045.