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

Understanding the Environmental Impact of Oceanic Plastic on the Ecosystem
Summary

Quantifying the Movements and Ecology of Top Predators
Summary
Application

Pacific Reef Assesment and Monitoring Program
Summary

Education

Operation of Amateur (ham) Radio Camp From Kure Atoll
Summary
Application

Conservation and Management

Hawaiian Monk Seal Conservation and Management Activities
Summary
Application

Native Hawaiian Practices

Summer Solstice Cultural Research and Native Hawaiian Practices on Mokumanamana (Necker) Island
Summary

Hawaiian voyaging canoe Makali'i training sails and cultural research at Mokumanamana
Summary

Special Ocean Use for Activities outside Midway Atoll

Documenting Hawaiian voyaging canoe Makali'i training sails and cultural research at Mokumanamana
Summary

Special Ocean Use for Activities solely within Midway Atoll

Filming for Fuji Television Documentary
Summary

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

Midway Seabird Protection Project Final Environmental Assessment
Read here


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