On February 14, 2012, the State of Hawaii, Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC) released its updated Guide to the Implementation and Practice of the Hawaii Environmental Policy Act 2012 Edition.
The Guide is a revision of the Guidebook for the Hawaii State Environmental Review Process published in 2004 by OEQC. According to OEQC Director Gary Hooser, the Guide is "intended to provide a clear and comprehensive explanation of Hawaii Environmental Policy Act (HEPA), its practice, and its implementation."
The 2012 Guide includes guidelines for assessing cultural impacts, updated case law, comparisons with that National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and updated forms.
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