Environmentally Sound and Culturally Appropriate

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Environmental / Permits

PBR HAWAII has long recognized the need for environmental research, such as environmental assessment, inventory resource management, and impact analysis in developing a comprehensive and creditable land use plan. PBR HAWAII coordinates the physical planning team on all projects to ensure the development of the most environmentally sound, culturally appropriate land use concepts.

Environmental Studies include the production of documents which may be utilized separately or to accompany County, State, and Federal permit applications, but to also ensure the health, beauty and prosperity of Hawai‘i, its natural resources, and its people, for years to come.

Types of Projects

Environmental Studies/Land Use Permits
Environmental Assessments/Impact Statements
State Land Use District Boundary Amendments
General Plan & Community Plan Amendments
Wetland Permitting
Special Management Area (SMA) Use Permits
Change in Zoning Applications
Conservation District Use Applications (CDUA)
Conditional and Special Use Permits

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance:

NEPA established environmental policies and goals to protect, maintain, and enhance the environment. It requires federal agencies to integrate environmental values into the decision making processes by considering the environmental impacts and reasonable alternatives of proposed actions utilizing federal funding or land. We have provided guidance, assisted in documentation development and evaluation/assessment for our clients on projects utilizing funding or lands under the control of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development (USDA-RD), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

  • HUD-Environmental Review Record (ERR)
    • Exempt Activities
    • Categorical Exclusions
    • Environmental Assessments
    • Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
  • HUD ERR Re-evaluation
  • A FHWA Categorical Exclusion Report
  • An USDA-RD Environmental Report

Hawai‘i Revised Statutes (HRS), Chapter 343- Environmental Impact Statement Compliance

  • Exemption Evaluations
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Environmental Impact Statements

Other Environmental Planning Capabilities

  • Environmental Inventories
  • Environmental Resource Management Programs