Permitting


Permit Applications and Environmental Documents for Public Review

Monument managers continue to engage and inform the public of activities proposed to occur in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.

Application summaries and full applications are provided for public review. Posting of a permit application does not equate to permit approval. Final authorized permit activities may differ from the proposed activities.

The Summary Information page of each application is posted soon after it is received, in accordance with the Monument's Unified Public Notification Policy. Summary pages provide general information and can be thought of as a snap shot of the full application. The full application is posted once the Monument Permit Coordinators deem the application to be "complete" and address permitting criteria.

Monument Regulations require that applications for Special Ocean Use activities proposed OUTSIDE of Midway Atoll Special Management Area must be posted for public notice and comment 30 days prior to the issuance of a Monument permit.

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Summaries and Full Permit Applications Under Review

The following summaries and full applications are grouped by permit type:

Research

Assessing Health and Community Structure of Corals on Shallow-water Reefs
Summary
Application

Ecological Acoustic Recorders (EARs) Study of Humpback Whales
Summary
Application

Quantifying the Movements and Ecology of Top Predators
Summary
Application

Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program
Summary
Application

Documenting the Effects of Traditional SCUBA on Fish Assemblages
Summary

Documenting the Biodiversity and Ecology of Nearshore Basaltic Reefs
Summary
Application

Characterization of Hawaiian Jack Species
Summary
Application

Videographic Surveys of Elasmobranch Species Richness Using Baited Remote Underwater Stereo-Video Systems
Summary
Application

Education

Honolulu Civil Beat Visits Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
Summary

Conservation and Management

Co-Trustee Conservation and Management Activities in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
Summary
Application

Hawaiian Islands Cetatcean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey
Summary
Application

Support for Permitted Activities Aboard NOAA Ship Ruben Lasker
Summary
Application

Native Hawaiian Practices

Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage Sail to Papahānaumokuākea
Summary
Application

Using Traditional Ecological Knowledge to Examine Nearshore Ecosystems
Summary
Application

Special Ocean Use for Activities outside Midway Atoll

IMAX Plastic Pollution and Marine Debris Documenatry Pre-Production
Summary
Application

Creating Art Work to Promote the Significance of Papahānaumokuākea
Summary
Application

Special Ocean Use for Activities solely within Midway Atoll

There are no applications or permits at this time.

Recreation (Midway Atoll)

There are no applications or permits at this time.


Environmental Review Documents

Appropriate regulatory and environmental reviews (e.g. Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments, and Compatibility Determinations) related to Monument permit applications are posted below:

Environmental Assessment

There are no Environmental Assessments for review at this time.


Compatibility Determination

There are no Compatibility Determinations for review at this time.


Comments can be sent to:
Email: nwhipermit@noaa.gov
Mail: NOAA/IRC, NOS/ONMS/PMNM/Permit Coordinator
1845 Wasp Blvd, Building 176
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96818
Facsimile: (808) 455-3093