LMAC Meeting – March 27, 2019

The LMAC meeting was held Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:30 PM in Conference Rooms 112-113 at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services offices located at 29 Hazen Drive in Concord. All LMAC meetings are open to the public. Contact Rivers and Lakes Program staff at riversprogram@des.nh.gov for more information.

LMAC Meeting Materials:

2019.03.27 LMAC Meeting Agenda
2019.01.16 LMAC Minutes DRAFT
2019.01.16 LMAC/RMAC Joint Minutes DRAFT

WATER RIGHTS PRESENTATION TAKEAWAY
Water Rights Presentation Takeaway

 

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LMAC & Joint Meetings – January 16, 2019

The LMAC met individually and in a Joint LMAC/RMAC meeting on January 16, 2019 in the Granite State Conference Room at the NH Department of Transportation offices located at 7 Hazen Drive in Concord. All LMAC meetings are open to the public. Contact Rivers and Lakes Program staff at riversprogram@des.nh.gov for more information.

Schedule:

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM RMAC Meeting
11:15 AM – 1:15 PM LMAC and RMAC Joint Meeting
1:30 PM – 3:40 PM LMAC Meeting

The Joint meeting includes a working lunch, pizza and salad provided.

2019 Financial Disclosure Form – All LMAC representatives are required submit this form to the Office of Secretary of State, 107 North Main Street, State House R00m 204, Concord, NH 03301.

Joint Meeting Materials:

2018.01.16 JOINT Meeting Agenda

RMAC and LMAC Prior Initiatives – This is a list of items the committees have discussed in the past and either started working on but never completed, or thought would be good to work on but never started. The goal is to identify some areas that the LMAC and RMAC should address.

See links in LMAC Meeting Materials below for LEGISLATION and WETLAND RULE information.

LMAC Meeting Materials:

2019.01.16 LMAC Meeting Agenda

201810.03 LMAC Minutes Draft

LEGISLATION
The  2019 RMAC-LMAC Legislation Tracking spreadsheet can be found on the Legislation page.
LMAC Standing Legislative Positions 2019

WETLAND AND SHORELAND RULES
Wetlands Rules Initial Proposal Summary of Changes
Wetland Rules (Env-Wt 100-900) Initial Proposal
Shoreland Rules on Accessory Structures (Env-Wq 1405.02 & 1405.03) Initial Proposal

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LMAC Meeting – October 3, 2018

The LMAC meeting was held on October 3, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:15 PM in conference room 208C at the NHDES offices located at 29 Hazen Drive in Concord. All LMAC meetings are open to the public. Contact Rivers and Lakes Program staff at riversprogram@des.nh.gov for more information.

LMAC Post Meeting Materials:

LMAC Comment Letter: Instream Flow River Prioritization Ranking – October 31, 2018
RMAC/LMAC Comment Letter: Instream Flow Proposed Rules – October 4, 2018

Instream Flow River Prioritization Presentation

LMAC Meeting Materials:

2018.10.03 LMAC Meeting Agenda

2018.07.31 Draft LMAC Minutes

SURPLUS LAND REVIEW
None

INSTREAM FLOW
New Hampshire Instream Flow Program Video
Draft RMAC-LMAC Comment Letter – ISF Proposed Rules – revised 10/2/18
Env-Wq 1900 DRAFT for LMAC & RMAC ReviewNOTE: This draft version of the rules was created for LMAC and RMAC review on July 26, 2018. It is not an official public draft, and edits have been made to it since July. This version will be replaced by the public Initial Proposal when it is published.

Instream Flow River Priority Discussion Paper – Short list of designated river segments proposed for implementation of Instream Flow over the next five years.

LEGISLATION
LMAC Standing Legislative Positions 2019
The 2019 LMAC-RMAC Legislation Tracking spreadsheet can be found on the Legislation page.

NHDES Lake Information Mapper

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LMAC Meeting – July 31, 2018

The LMAC meeting was held July 31, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The day included a short business meeting at the Marine Patrol offices at 31 Dock Road in Gilford, NH followed by a tour of Lake Winnipesaukee highlighting lake management issues. The business meeting was open to the public, but due to space limitations, the boat tour was open only to LMAC members.

Schedule:
10:00 – 11:30 AM             LMAC Business Meeting
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM      Break/Brown bag lunch
12:00 – 2:00 PM               Boat Tour

Meeting Materials:

2018.07.31 LMAC Meeting Agenda
Marine Patrol Parking Map

2018.02.22 Draft LMAC Minutes

LEGISLATION
2018 Legislation

SURPLUS LAND REVIEWS
Please refer to the post below dated April 5, 2018 for more information about the NH Fish and Game Surplus Land Review to renew 2 property leases on Greenough Pond in Wentworth’s Location. Response on this SLR has already been sent.

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NHF&G SLRs – Greenough Pond, Wentworth’s Location

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (NHF&G) is proposing to renew 2 property leases on Greenough Pond in Wentworth’s Location. NHF&G acquired 934 acres in 2013 as a wildlife management area, with these 2 pre-existing leases already present. One lease is one acre, the other is 3 acres, both on the shore of Greenough Pond. Buildings associated with these leases are the only development on the pond.

Information about these proposed lease renewals is below. In addition, the minutes of the April 2, 2013 LMAC meeting contain a summary on page 3 of the LMAC’s discussion with regard to the initial lease of these properties.

SLR 18-002 Wentworth’s Location – 1 acre property
SLR 18-003 Wentworth’s Location – 3 acre property

Due to the terms of the NHF&G Site License Agreement, Chair Packard and Vice Chair Hodder agree that the two Greenough Pond lease extensions are expected to have de minimus impact on the pond because the Agreement terms allow for on-going public access, the camps appear to have had no negative impacts on the water body over the many years they have been there, and the extension of the term from 4 year agreements to 10 year agreements is within NHF&G’s domain and will still need to be approved by Governor and Council. Thus, these SLRs will be approved under the LMAC’s categorical exclusion procedure for disposals with de minimus impact on a lake or pond.

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