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Hawaii Geothermal Drilling & Well Development(5-HI)
Developers must obtain a Drilling or Modification Permit from the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources Engineering Division to drill, modify, or modify the use of a well for geothermal exploration or development. The Drilling or Modification Permit application process is regulated under H.A.R. 13-183. The application process involves payment of a filing fee and review by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources. To obtain a Drilling Permit, the permitting agency must have completed the Hawaii Environmental Policy Act (HEPA) environmental review process for the proposed drilling activities.
Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply
Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.
Permitting at a Glance
|Drilling & Well Field Permit Agency:||Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources Engineering Division||Bureau of Land Management|
|Drilling & Well Field Permit:||A developer seeking to drill, modify, or modify the use of a well for exploration or development must receive a drilling or modification permit prior to conducting the operation.||||Geothermal Drilling Permit (Form 3260-002)|
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