Environmental Planning Office

T he Environmental Planning Office (EPO) assists the Deputy Director of Environmental Health with the coordination of cross-program directives.  EPO reviews and disseminates land use and planning documents, tracks environmental legislation, provides Geographic Information System (GIS) support, reports on environmental indicators, and assists with public outreach and the dissemination of information about DOH’s environmental programs.

EPO consists of the Office Manager, Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist, Public Participation Specialist, and support staff.

EPO Programs and Activities

Land Use Planning and Review Program

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This program coordinates departmental evaluations of proposed developments and projects in Hawaii.  Downloadable standard comments are available to assist applicants with the preparation of environmental impact statements and assessments.



Environmental Health Management Report

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Consistent with the Department of Health Strategic Plan, the EPO compiles the ‘Environmental Health Management (EHM) Report’ each year.






Strategic Planning and Coordination   

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EPO assists with the Environmental Health Administration’s strategic plan development, communication, coordination, and implementation.




Environmental Geographic Information System

generalized_marine_debris_mapi_August2013._forWebThe eGIS is a computerized database system used for environmental planning, data analysis, and the creation of maps and reports.  This program provides services to the Environmental Health Administration (EHA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  eGIS is instrumental in the creation of GIS data layers from environmental monitoring results.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Environmental Planning Office
919 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 312
Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: (808) 586-4337

Last Update: 27 May 2015