Comment deadline extended to 6:00 pm HST on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
As the U.S. Department of the Interior (Department) continues its efforts to improve the Department’s implementation of Executive Order 13175 and Native Hawaiian Community consultation, the Office of Native Hawaiian Relations is pleased to present to you, for your input and expertise, a draft of two chapters proposed for the Department’s Departmental Manual (DM).
The DM is used to communicate the instructions of the Office of the Secretary throughout the Department, to provide guidance to the Bureaus and Offices in their administrative and program operations, and to serve as the primary source of information on organization structure, authority to function, and policy and general procedures.
The two proposed DM chapters would contain a Native Hawaiian Community consultation policy at Part 513, Chapter 1 (513 DM 1) and the accompanying consultation procedures at Part 513, Chapter 2 (513 DM 2). The draft consultation policy and procedures linked below seek to:
The Department welcomes the input of the Native Hawaiian Community on these two draft DM chapters and the Office of Native Hawaiian Relations invites the Native Hawaiian Community to participate in one or both of the below virtual sessions.
Thursday, November 10, 2022
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Hawaiʻi Standard Time
Monday, December 5, 2022
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Hawaiʻi Standard Time
Written input regarding the proposed DM chapters is welcomed and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Written input must be received by 6:00 p.m. Hawaiʻi Standard Time on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Proposed DM Chapters
DOI’s Departmental Manual - https://www.doi.gov/elips