Wetlands Pre-Application Meetings
A pre-application meeting is required for all large projects with impacts to wetlands and streams that may require mitigation. Please contact [email protected] to schedule a meeting for your project. There are many benefits to having a pre-application meeting early in your project planning!
- An opportunity to meet with the regional wetland specialist to discuss your project and receive guidance on the information needed to complete your application.
- Establish good communication between state and federal agencies, and the local entities involved in your project.
- Discuss avoidance and minimization measures, and whether your project will require mitigation.
- Reduce rework by all parties – saving time and money!
Want to learn more about your waterbody? Check out our interactive maps!
These interactive maps allow individuals to:
- see the spatial extent of assessment units,
- see where sampling data was collected,
- access the Watershed Report Cards (a.k.a. 305(b)/303(d) assessment info),
- run reports to access water quality data summaries used in the assessment process, and
- view the extent of the EPA's 2017 MS4 General Permit Areas.
Env-A 1400, Regulated Toxic Air Pollutants Informational Webinar and Draft Rule
On September 8, 2020, the Air Resources Division (ARD) conducted an informational webinar to present the proposed changes to Env-A 1400 Regulated Toxic Air Pollutants. Please refer to both a recording of the webinar and the presentation for more information on the proposed changes to the rule. The formaldehyde ambient air limits have been revised as a result of stakeholder comments. ARD is also proposing to retain the AALs for hydrogen sulfide from the existing Env-A 1400.
ARD presented the revised draft rule to the Air Resources Council in January 2021. In response to comments received during that meeting, the compliance boundary rule, Env-A 1404.07, has been revised and is explained in more detail by the compliance boundary examples. Interested stakeholders and the public will be able to provide comments during the public comment period and at the public hearing (tentatively scheduled for May) once the formal rulemaking begins. All questions or comments about the proposed rule should be directed to Karla McManus at [email protected] or (603) 271- 6854.
Drive Change. Drive Electric.
Drive Change. Drive Electric. (DCDE) is a partnership between auto manufacturers and US Northeast states to advance consumer awareness, understanding, consideration and adoption of electric vehicles (EV). The signature program “Destination Electric” highlights EV-friendly businesses and destinations across the Northeast, including Portsmouth, Dover and Nashua! The DCDE website highlights the EV lifestyle, EV-friendly destinations, and a tool to “Explore Electric Cars.”
Monthly Maintenance Inspections
The owner or operator shall document each monthly maintenance inspection. During monthly inspection, the owner or operator shall; (1) check all vent risers for damage, (2) check each PV vent cap for missing parts or damage, (3) remove any water or debris from spill buckets, (4) check each coaxial fill adaptor cap, 2-point fill adaptor cap, dry break cap for gasket and tightness, (5) replace missing or damaged gaskets and caps.