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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

NH water resources policy is focus of BIA/DES conference
2006 New Hampshire Water Seminar will offer diverse programming that helps businesses deal with changing state and federal water policy
DATE: October 26, 2006
CONTACT: Adrienne Rupp, BIA, 224-5388 ext. 114 or
Jim Martin, DES, 271-3710

Concord – The Business and Industry Association and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services will present a comprehensive seminar examining state and federal water policy, permitting and legislation. The 2006 New Hampshire Water Seminar will be held Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. Tickets are $95 for BIA members and $125 for non-members, and may be purchased online at or by calling 224.5388.

Sponsors for the water seminar include ENSR International, GeoInsight, Golder Associates, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and Sanborn Head and Associates.

The day-long seminar will focus on a variety of groundwater and surface water issues, how they impact New Hampshire businesses, and how ongoing water program activities and initiatives attempt to preserve New Hampshire’s natural resources. The sessions include:

An update on New Hampshire water programs – an overview of ongoing water program activities; development of a state water resources strategy; and progress of the Water Resources Study Committee and Groundwater Commission

Groundwater and surface water permitting, planning and policy US Environmental Protection Agency overview of NPDES – wastewater and stormwater discharge permitting and compliance; working with the EPA on compliance and enforcement issues

New Hampshire and federal water law – a look at New Hampshire court cases related to water law; the federal Clean Water Act; and the relationship between local and state regulation of wetlands, groundwater withdrawals and other projects impacting the environment

The following exhibitors will also participate in the 2006 New Hampshire Water Seminar: Eastern Analytical, Normandeau Associates, Pierce Atwood, Regenesis and Public Service of New Hampshire.

To register, go to or call 224.5388.

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