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Land Board to Hold Hearings on Boat Harbor Fee Hikes

December 16, 2018, 11:43 AM HST
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The Board of Land & Natural Resources (BLNR) approved the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreationʻs (DOBOR) proposal to hold public hearings on the proposed fee hikes at small boat harbors.

The proposed increases include mooring, utility, facility, storage, ramp, and commercial permit fees.

DOBOR last increased the fees for utilities and facilities at state small boat harbors nearly 25 years ago. Nearly seven years have passed since DOBOR last increased mooring fees.

According to DOBOR, the hikes are meant to align small boat harbor and boating facility fees to reflect current market rates. DOBOR sent notices to more than 10,000 affected boaters for informal comments and feedback.

Public hearings will be set for later dates, upon approval by the governor. Draft rules can be viewed at each of DOBOR’s district offices or online.

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