The University of Hawaii (UH), given lease and control of Mauna Kea by the U.S. Occupational Government’s Board of Land & Natural Resources, is having public hearings regarding public and commercial activities therein.

Interestingly enough, UH already has a 43 page “draft” of the proposed rules, which is available to the public on their website: Chapter 20-26, Hawai’i Administrative Rules, “Public and Commercial Activities on Mauna Kea Lands”.

As yet, only four public hearings are scheduled for the end of September 2018:


  • September 24, 5 to 7 p.m., Sullivan Conference Center, UH Cancer Center, 701 Ilalo Street, Honolulu.


  • September 25, 5 to 7 p.m., ʻImiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi, 600 ʻImiloa Place, Hilo
  • September 26, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School, 68-1730 Hoʻoko Street, Waikoloa


  • September 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., ʻIke Leʻa—Room 144, UH Maui College, 310 West Kaʻahumanu Avenue, Kahului

All testimony must be received prior to the end of the final public hearing and may be submitted in the following ways:

  1. In person at one of the four public hearings,
  2. Via online form on the UH Governement Relations website,
  3. Sent to via email, and/or
  4. In writing to UH Government Relations Office, 2442 Campus Road, Administrative Services Building 1-101, Honolulu, HI 96822.

Special needs accomodations may be requested by contacting the UH System Government Relations Office.