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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Implementation plan for convening Water Management Planning Area (WMPA) Advisory Committees under the provisions of Session Law 2002; Chapter 278
Applicability: Watershed areas of the Lamprey and Souhegan Rivers
Duties: To provide information towards the completion of protected instream flow studies and water management plans
To review and comment on water management plans
Submit annual progress reports
Qualifications: All WMPA Advisory Committee members shall represent a local entity
Appointment: Nominees shall be forwarded by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services in consultation with the Rivers Management Advisory Committee (RMAC) to be appointed by the Governor and approved by the Executive Council
Term of Service: Committee appointments begin prior to initiation of the Protected Instream Flow study. Water Management Plans are to be completed by April 2007, adopted by October 2007, and a review report issued by December 2008
Committee Composition: 2 - Local river management advisory committee representatives
4 - Affected business water users in the WMPA
1 - Conservation commission member from a town or city in the WMPA
3 - Government official representatives from a towns or cities in the WMPA
1 - Recreational use representative from the WMPA
1 - Community citizen representative from a town or city in the WMPA
1 - Representative of conservation interests in the WMPA
1 - Representative of business in a town or city in the WMPA
1 - State senator in a town or city in the WMPA
1 - State representative in a town or city in the WMPA
1 - Representative of a lake association in the WMPA (if applicable)
1 - Public water supplier in the WMPA (if applicable)
1 - Affected dam owner in the WMPA (if applicable)
1 - Affected agricultural water user in the WMPA (if applicable)
Process of Appointment: The Department sends requests for nominees to municipal governments, state legislature, Affected Water Users, the local river advisory committee, local newspapers, and business and conservation groups

Organizations and individuals submit nominees to the Department

The RMAC meets to review nominees and recommend committee appointments

The Department submits nominations recommended by RMAC to the Governor and Executive Council for appointment

The Department notifies members of the first meeting date

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