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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Public Comment

The federal BEACH Act requires states that receive funding to develop a risk-based beach evaluation and classification plan and apply it to coastal recreation waters. This plan must address the frequency and location of monitoring and assessment of coastal recreation waters based on the periods of recreational use of the waters, the nature and extent of use during certain periods, the proximity of the waters to known point sources and non-point sources of pollution, and any effect of storm events on the waters.

New Hampshire is required to describe the factors used in its evaluation and classification process and explain how its coastal recreation waters are ranked as a result of the process. The federal BEACH Act also requires that the public be provided an opportunity to review the beach ranking program.

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Comments may be directed to:

  • Amanda McQuaid, Public Beach Program Coordinator
    NH Department of Environmental Services
    29 Hazen Drive; PO Box 95
    Concord, NH 03302-0095
    (603) 271-0698
    (603) 271-7894 (fax)
    (603) 848-8094 (Beaches/Cyanobacteria Hotline)



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