Welcome to RPRS
National Park Service Research Permit and Reporting System.
The Research Permit and Reporting System (RPRS) is the online system that manages the research application and reporting process for the National Park Service. You can learn more about what RPRS does and why it exists here.
Who: Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
What: Closure of most of the park. Only the Kahuku Unit will be open during its normal hours, Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
When: Friday, May 11, 2018 until further notice
Why: Safety. Due to the possibility of a steam-induced explosion at the summit of Kīlauea due to the receding lava lake, an ensuing ash fall event, plus southerly wind patterns forecasted for Friday, the majority of the park will be closed Friday until further notice. We will reopen when it is safe to do so.
If you do not have account, you will need to register. Please note that registration is a two-step process. First, you will need to register with IRMA using the Partner Security Token Service (PartnerSTS). Second, you will need to return to RPRS and provide addition information. Once you have completed step two, you are ready to begin the application process for a research permit or submit an Investigator Annual Report (IAR).