§13-198-2 - Definitions.

§13-198-2 Definitions.

         As used in this chapter:

         "Agency" means any board, commission, department, bureau, or political subdivision of the State, or county governments.

         "Building" means a structure created to shelter any form of human activity, such as a house, barn, church, hotel, or similar structure. Buildings may refer to a historically related complex such as a court-house and jail or a house and barn.

         "Department" means the department of land and natural resources, State of Hawaii.

         "District" means a geographically definable area, urban or rural, possessing a significant concentration, linkage, or continuity of sites, buildings, structures, or objects united by past events or aesthetically by plan or physical development. A district may also comprise individual elements separated geographically but linked by association or history.

         "Hawaii register" means the Hawaii register of historic places, which is a state register of historic properties, maintained by the review board.

         "Historic property" means any building, structure, object, district, area, or site, including underwater site, that is significant in the history, architecture, archaeology, or culture of this State, its communities, or the nation.

         "National register" means the national register of historic places, which is a federal register of historic places maintained by the United States Secretary of Interior under authority of section 2(b) of the Historic Sites Act of 1935 (49 Stat. 666, 16 U.S.C §461) and section 101(a) (1) of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. §470a).

         "Object" means any material thing of functional, aesthetic, cultural, historical, or scientific value that may be, by nature or design, movable, yet may be related to a specific setting or environment.

         "Owner or owners" means a person having fee simple title to the property being nominated for registration into the Hawaii register or national register, which interest is legally recorded at the bureau of conveyances or the land court at the State of Hawaii. If the property being nominated is publicly owned, the owner shall mean the department of land and natural resources or in cases where the public property is under the control and management (i.e. deed, executive order) of an agency, shall mean the administrative officer responsible for the control and management of the property. Owner shall not include persons holding less than fee interest in the property (i.e. lease, easement, permit, or license).

         "Party" means each person or agency named or admitted as a party, or property seeking and entitled as of right to be admitted as a party, in any hearing before the review board under this chapter.

         "Person" includes an individual, partnership, corporation, association, or public or private organization of any character other than an agency.

         "Preservation officer" means the state historic preservation officer.

         "Review board" means the Hawaii historic places review board.

         "Site" means the location of a significant event, a prehistoric or historic occupation or activity, or a building or structure, whether standing, ruined, or vanished, where the location itself maintains historical or archaeological value regardless of the value of any existing structures.

         "State" means the State of Hawaii.

         "Structure" means a work made up of interdependent and interrelated parts in a definite pattern of organization. Constructed by man, it is often an engineering project large in scale.

        [Eff 6/22/81; am and comp 3/9/89] (Auth: HRS §§6E-5.5, 91-2) (Imp: HRS §6E-5.5, 91-1, 36 CFR 60.3)

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