I just received the following email update from Patti Cadiz of the MBA - Swim Zone Committee through the Ocean Safety Alliance.
" Many thanks again for signing the petition of support for the proposed amendment to HAR 13-256-130 Kanaha Beach Park Swim Zones. On Wednesday December 4 we mailed the proposed amendment with all of the supporting documents (including all of your comments) to Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources-Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DLNR-DOBOR.) The amendment process is clearly defined in HAR 13-1-26. DLNR-DOBOR has 30 days to deny our submission or initiate public rulemaking procedures. Of course we are hoping for the latter, but it is not a foregone conclusion by any stretch.
You can see the exact proposal and find more information at http://kanahawatch.wordpress.com
where we will also post updates as events unfold.
Now is the time for coalition building with all interested parties. In particular, if you have friends or family that fish, dive or canoe paddle at Kanaha, please seek them out and let them know that this is important to all of us. The best way to ensure a pono outcome is if all the user groups work together before any public hearing(s) so that a unified voice is heard. Please share our proposal and address any concerns, or contact us if there are concerns that you can't answer."
There is a great deal of information on the "Kanaha Watch ~ Amend HAR 13-256-130" website, http://kanahawatch.wordpress.com
about the situation including maps such as what shows up below, history, the proposed amendments and contact information within the government for emails/letters.