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If the map was made for general planning purposes, why were so many building permits issued and so much construction allowed in Zones 1 and 2?

While the USGS prepared and made available the Lava-Flow Hazard Zone Map for general information and planning by land-use managers, there is no legislation requiring its use. The USGS provides hazard information but cannot advocate for, or require, its usage for a specific purpose. Thus, this question is best directed to the County of Hawai‘i Planning Department.

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