Fulfilling the legislative mandate in Act 183, the County of Kauai subsequently approved funding to contract with DURP to identify IAL county‐wide. That study can be found here at County of Kauai Important Agricultural Lands Study.
The policy supporting Act 183 is codified at HRS § 205-41, as follows:
Declaration of policy. It is declared that the people of Hawaii have a substantial interest in the health and sustainability of agriculture as an industry in the State. There is a compelling state interest in conserving the State's agricultural land resource base and assuring the long-term availability of agricultural lands for agricultural use to achieve the purposes of:(1) Conserving and protecting agricultural lands;(2) Promoting diversified agriculture;(3) Increasing agricultural self-sufficiency; and(4) Assuring the availability of agriculturally suitable lands,pursuant to article XI, section 3, of the Hawaii state constitution.
Under HRS § 205-47, each county is directed by the legislature to identify and map potential important agricultural lands within its jurisdiction based on the standards and criteria laid out in Act 183, which is also codified at HRS § 205-41, et seq.