New online service provides valuable access and protects the natural beauty of the two offshore island wildlife sanctuaries
HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) has launched an online permitting site for vendors to register and purchase commercial vessel landing (such as kayak tours) permits to DLNR’s offshore island wildlife sanctuaries. Permits are required by law to land any business-oriented vessel at the regulated sanctuaries. This online service will initially allow purchase of landing permits at two Windward Oahu offshore island sanctuaries, the islets of Mokulua and Popoia.
“The new permitting site provides better access to our services for commercial vendors, and helps us monitor the number of landings a day, to protect the natural beauty of Hawaii’s wildlife sanctuaries for future generations,” said DOFAW Administrator Lisa Hadway. “We hope by automating the permitting process, we will better serve our vendors and encourage them to comply with DLNR regulations by making it easier to report and purchase landings. It is also a way for the public to get information about the program and see where the money goes in preserving Hawaii’s lands.”
Commercial vessel vendors can visit dofaw.eHawaii.gov/permitting to register for an online account. Upon approval, applicants will be notified by email to include permission to access the permitting system at any time.
The online commercial vessel-permitting site is created in partnership with Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, the official Internet portal manager of eHawaii.gov.
Hawaii’s official Internet portal, ehawaii.gov, is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (EGOV). Hawaii Information Consortium partners with state agencies to bring more state business online and improve public access to government information.
NIC Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. Our popular self-funded solution allows government to put in-demand services online without using taxpayer funds. The NIC family of companies currently provides cost-effective eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at www.egov.com.