DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
PETER T. YOUNG, CHAIRPERSON
Phone: (808) 587-0401
Fax: (808) 587-0390
For Immediate Release:
New State Boating Fees To Fund Repairs To
HONOLULU-- The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announced new fee increases for recreational boaters that will take effect on March 1, 2007. The fees will be used to make long-overdue repairs to small boat harbors and boating facilities statewide.
The new fee structure will apply to recreational mooring rates at state boating facilities, offshore mooring rates, mooring without permission, and annual user fees for state boating ramps. The last fee increase for the State’s small boat harbors and boating facilities took place in March 1995.
Registered boaters holding mooring permits were sent a notice in early February of the impending fee increases. A second letter was also sent to each permit holder detailing what amount will be payable to DLNR each month under the conditions of the fee increase.
"DLNR asked for and received this needed rate increase to replace collapsed finger piers, fix and repave roads, maintain plumbing lines, and conduct other, much-needed repairs at our small boat harbors around the state," said Peter Young, DLNR Chairperson.
The fee increase is expected to provide DLNR's Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) an additional $100,000 per month for this first incremental change.
The new fee increase package is posted on the DOBOR web page at http://www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/dbor/borrules.htm
Copies of the rules can be purchased at the DOBOR main office located at 333 Queen St., Suite 300, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 for $5.50.
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