Ocean Resources Management

Hawaii Ocean Resources Management Plan (ORMP) 2013 (5.8 MB)

Climate Change

Building Code Amendments for Coastal Hazards and Climate Change Report Final (2018)

A Framework for Climate Change Adaptation in Hawai‘i (2009)

Climate Change Initiatives in Hawai‘i (2008)

Program Documents

Annual Report: 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

For Annual Reports 2012 to present, please visit

CZM Authorities Matrix

Section 309 Assessment and Strategy for 2016-2020

This document was approved by NOAA on July 1, 2015.  Click here to view the approval letter from NOAA. If you have any questions on this document, please email [email protected] or call (808) 587-2846. 

A Participant’s Guide to the Special Management Area (SMA) Permit Process in the State of Hawaii (9.58 MB)

Section 309 Assessment and Strategy for 2011-2015 (October 2010)

Section 309 Assessment and Strategy (2006-2010)


Aerial Photograph Analysis of Coastal Erosion on the Islands of Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and Hawaii, June 1991 (70 MB)

Climatic Atlas of Tropical Cyclone Tracks over the Central North Pacific (3 MB)

Earthquake Hazards and Estimated Losses in the County of Hawaii, February 2005 (21 MB)

Hawaii Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program Management Plan (2.3 MB)

Kauai Shoreline Erosion Management Study (67.4 MB)

Low Impact Development, A Practitioner’s Guide

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Survey and Assessment

This Onsite Wastewater Treatment Survey and Assessment document, sponsored by the State Department of Health (DOH) and the CZM Program, provides information on the capabilities and limitations of onsite wastewater systems, as well as factors to consider in the selection of an appropriate onsite wastewater system for a given site in Hawaii. This information is intended to promote effective wastewater treatment in rural settings so that ground and surface water resources, coastal water quality, and coastal habitats are protected from wastewater contamination.

Readers are encouraged to review Chapter 11-62, Hawaii Administrative Rules pertaining to individual wastewater systems, and to discuss their options with DOH staff and consult with a professional engineer prior to attempting to select an onsite wastewater treatment system for a particular site.

Phase III Native Hawaiian Access Rights Project

Cumulative and Secondary Impact (CSI) Stormwater Impact Assessment Guidance

Tsunami – The Great Waves, June 2005 (4.9 MB)

Community-Based Resource Management

Informational Flyer on the Hawai‘i Community Stewardship Directory (2011)

2018 Hawai‘i Community Stewardship Directory

Ahupua‘a, Watershed, and Ecosystem-Based Management (August 2009)

Hawai‘i Community Stewardship Report (2.5 MB) (2008)

Other Studies

Methodologies to Assess the Value of the CZM SMA Permit Program