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State has yet to release new rules cracking down on beach revetments

STAR-ADVERTISER / PHOTO COURTESY BRIAN VASTAG
                                The state approved emergency sandbags for a stretch of coastline in Kapaa, Kauai. “Burritos” were placed recently on the beach at 950 Niulani Road.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / PHOTO COURTESY BRIAN VASTAG

The state approved emergency sandbags for a stretch of coastline in Kapaa, Kauai. “Burritos” were placed recently on the beach at 950 Niulani Road.

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                                <strong>“It is really unacceptable to have this wink and a nod, saying, ‘Oh yeah, it is temporary,’ but then not having enforcement to ensure they are removed.”</strong>
                                <strong>David Tarnas</strong>
                                <em>State representative</em>
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“It is really unacceptable to have this wink and a nod, saying, ‘Oh yeah, it is temporary,’ but then not having enforcement to ensure they are removed.”

David Tarnas

State representative

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM / OCT. 21
                                Property owners are legally allowed to keep emergency protections in place only temporarily. A tarp covers a section of beach to prevent waves from washing away sand under a Sunset Beach home.
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM / OCT. 21

Property owners are legally allowed to keep emergency protections in place only temporarily. A tarp covers a section of beach to prevent waves from washing away sand under a Sunset Beach home.

STAR-ADVERTISER / PHOTO COURTESY BRIAN VASTAG
                                The state approved emergency sandbags for a stretch of coastline in Kapaa, Kauai. “Burritos” were placed recently on the beach at 950 Niulani Road.
COURTESY PHOTO
                                <strong>“It is really unacceptable to have this wink and a nod, saying, ‘Oh yeah, it is temporary,’ but then not having enforcement to ensure they are removed.”</strong>
                                <strong>David Tarnas</strong>
                                <em>State representative</em>
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM / OCT. 21
                                Property owners are legally allowed to keep emergency protections in place only temporarily. A tarp covers a section of beach to prevent waves from washing away sand under a Sunset Beach home.