Latest News from Interior in Hawai‘i

Proposed Govt-to-Govt Rulemaking Procedures
Proposed Government-to-Government Rulemaking Procedures
Under the new proposal, the Native Hawaiian community — not the Federal government — would decide whether to reorganize a Native Hawaiian government, what form that government would take, and whether it would seek a government-to-government relationship with the United States.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service News
Asplenium diellaciniatum (No common name)  Photo credit: Michelle Clark USFWS
9/28/2015 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is proposing to add 49 species in Hawaii to the list of endangered species. The Service will not be designating Critical Habitat for these species at this time due to insufficient information.
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park News
Keiki hike Kīlauea Iki at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
9/2/2015 - Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park invites fourth grade students to visit for free as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. Visit to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to federal recreation areas, including national parks.
Clarifying Procedures for Hawaiian Homes
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Clarifying Procedures for Hawaiian Homes
The Department is seeking comments on proposed Federal rules that seek to clarify how we review land exchanges involving Hawaiian home lands and amendments to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act proposed by the State of Hawai‘i.