Permitted Interaction Group (PIG)

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Community Meeting
Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:00 pm refreshments; 6:30 pm meeting
Pāhoa Community Center

The Hawaiʻi Board on Geographic Names (HBGN) will be holding a follow-up community meeting in Pāhoa to continue community dialogue and collect community stories related to the geographic features created from the 2018 Kīlauea Eruption. The community will discuss and refine name proposals submitted by the deadline. Click here to see the flier for the meeting.

Establishment of the PIG

At its meeting on February 25, 2019, the Hawaiʻi Board on Geographic Names approved the establishment of a Permitted Interaction Group (PIG). The scope of the PIG’s investigation is to set a submission deadline for any new name proposals for Fissure 8, review all the proposed names for features associated with the 2018 Kīlauea eruption event, and report back to the full Board with its recommendations no later than December 31, 2019.

Deadline for new name proposals

The deadline to submit new name proposals for Fissure 8 has passed (11:59 pm HST, Sunday, June 30, 2019). No new name proposals will be evaluated by the PIG.