University of Hawaii seeks public comments on proposed Mauna Kea rules
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University of Hawaii seeks public comments on proposed Mauna Kea rules

The University of Hawaii is accepting public feedback on the latest draft of its proposed administrative rules governing public and commercial activities on UH-managed lands on Mauna Kea.

The public may submit data, views or arguments orally or in writing via mail, online submission or at four upcoming public hearings on three islands, according to UH.

Submissions will be accepted through June 7. All oral and timely submitted written submissions will be considered.

The public hearings are:

>> Oahu: 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 3 at Manoa Elementary School, 3155 Manoa Road.

>> Big Island: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 4 at Waiakea Elemenary School, 180 W. Puainako St. in Hilo.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 5 at Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School, 68-1730 Hooko Street in Waikoloa.

>>Maui: 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 7 at Pomaikai Elementary School, 4650 S. Kamehameha Ave.

This is the second round of public hearings on proposed administrative rules. The first round of four public hearings tookplace in September.

The proposed changes include restrictions on commercial tours, making camping off-limits, limiting snow play, prohibitingdrones and gliders and establishing fines for breaking rules.

View the draft here. Learn more about how to obtain a copy of the draft and submit comments here.

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