SHPD moving to new digital submission process

The Maui News

The state agency tasked with overseeing historical properties will be moving to a new digital submission process for all projects, the Department of Land and Natural Resources announced Monday.

After Wednesday, projects seeking review from DLNR’s State Historic Preservation Division must be submitted through the Hawaii Cultural Resources Information System. The last date for submission through dlnr.intake.shpd @hawaii.gov is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. After close-of-business that day, submissions sent to the intake email address will be returned to sender.

SHPD will not be accepting new submissions from Nov. 28 to Dec. 16 while it works to transfer data from the current system.

Starting Dec. 17, SHPD will begin accepting all submittals though the new system. The agency will not be taking mail-in or email submittals after Dec. 17. Those who can’t use the new system, have an extenuating circumstance and require assistance should call SHPD at (808) 692-8015.

The new and advanced system integrates SHPD’s vast historic and cultural resource database as well as digitized paper records of Hawaii’s recorded cultural resources. It provides a single place to access those cultural records and related geographic data and will be an interactive, digital portal for anyone who uses historic preservation data and programs.

While the system will be operational by next month, it will be years before SHPD’s legacy and reports data will be completely digitized, uploaded to the new system and available, because of the pandemic and resulting funding crisis, DLNR said.


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