Next RMAC Meeting – August 2, 2019

The next RMAC meeting will be held on August 2, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM at the NHDES offices located at 29 Hazen Drive in Concord. All RMAC meetings are open to the public. Contact Rivers Program staff at riversprogram@des.nh.gov for more information.

Meeting Materials:

20190802 RMAC Meeting Agenda

CONSENT AGENDA

20190611 RMAC Minutes DRAFT
RMAC Membership Status
RMAC Subcommittees List

SURPLUS LAND REVIEWS

SLR 19-006 in Hampton – Information Below
SLR 19-007 in Hopkinton

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Surplus Land Disposal in Hampton

2019 SLR 006 Hampton

The RMAC has been notified of a possible proposed sale of 87 acres of New Hampshire Liquor Commission property adjacent to the state liquor stores on both the northbound and southbound sides of I-95 in Hampton. The parcels proposed for sale are adjacent to the Taylor River. Note that Hampton requires a 100 foot buffer around its prime wetlands.

Map of Prime Wetlands (light green shading, click on map for larger view):

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RMAC Meeting – June 11, 2019

The RMAC met on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 9:00 to 11:30 AM in conference rooms 110 and 111 at the NHDES offices located at 29 Hazen Drive in Concord. All RMAC meetings are open to the public. Contact Rivers Program staff at riversprogram@des.nh.gov for more information.

Meeting Materials:

20190611 RMAC Meeting Agenda

CONSENT AGENDA

20190325 RMAC Minutes DRAFT (updated 5/17/19)
20190513 RMAC Non-meeting Notice

SURPLUS LAND REVIEWS

DOT SLR Warner – 1.8 acres proposed for sale to the Town of Warner for the rail trail.
DOT SLR Warner RailTrail Map
DRAFT SLR Procedure Update 2019

LEGISLATION

The 2019 RMAC-LMAC Legislation Tracking spreadsheet can be found on the Legislation page.
SOP for RMAC Appointment of LAC Members (updated 5/24/19)

RMAC GOVERNANCE REVIEW

RMAC Membership Status
RMAC Subcommittees List
RMAC Officer Election Policy 1-19-2018

WETLAND RULES

Conditionally Approved Rules Env-Wt 100-900

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RMAC Meeting – May 13, 2019 rescheduled

The RMAC meeting scheduled for May 13, 2019 did not achieve a quorum and has therefore been rescheduled for June 11, 2019. Contact Rivers Program staff at riversprogram@des.nh.gov for more information.

Meeting Materials:

20190513 RMAC Meeting Agenda (updated 5/2/2019)

CONSENT AGENDA

20190325 RMAC Minutes DRAFT

SURPLUS LAND REVIEWS

2019 SLR 003 Berlin
DRAFT SLR Procedure Update 2019

LEGISLATION

The 2019 RMAC-LMAC Legislation Tracking spreadsheet can be found on the Legislation page.
DRAFT Procedure for RMAC Appointment of LAC Members

RMAC GOVERNANCE REVIEW

RMAC Membership Status
RMAC Subcommittees List
RMAC Officer Election Policy 1-19-2018

WETLAND RULES

Final proposed rules Env-Wt 100-900

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Surplus Land Reviews – April 2019

The following Surplus Land Reviews were received in April, with comments due by May 6th.

  • 2019 SLR 002 Concord – Lease rooftop space at 29 Hazen Drive (NHDES!) in Concord to AT&T for cellular towers, plus ground space near the building for an equipment shed. The area proposed for lease is more than 250 feet from the Merrimack River, though within the corridor of the upper Merrimack River.
  • 2019 SLR 003 Berlin – Sale of 3.4 acres, including armory and storage buildings, probably to the City of Berlin. Parcel lies directly across Route 16 from the Androscoggin River, and within 60 feet of the river.
  • 2019 DOT SLR 072318 Nashua – Sale of 0.28 parcel of land along the west side of Daniel Webster Highway and just south of the FE Everett Turnpike Exit 2B NB off-ramp. The majority of the parcel is paved and used as a parking lot by an abutter.
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RMAC Meeting- March 25, 2019

The RMAC met on March 25, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:30 PM in conference rooms 112 and 113 at the NHDES offices located at 29 Hazen Drive in Concord. All RMAC meetings are open to the public. Contact Rivers Program staff at riversprogram@des.nh.gov for more information.

Meeting Materials:

2019.03.25 RMAC Meeting Agenda (updated 3/25/19)
20190325_RMAC_Minutes_DRAFT (05/02/19)

CONSENT AGENDA

2019.01.16 RMAC Minutes DRAFT
2019.01.16 RMAC and LMAC Joint Minutes DRAFT
RMAC Membership Status
RMAC Subcommittees List

LEGISLATION

The 2019 RMAC-LMAC Legislation Tracking spreadsheet can be found on the Legislation page.

SURPLUS LAND REVIEWS

  • The RMAC has been informed of CORD SLR 19-001 in Lebanon, a proposed lease by NHDOT to Rymes Heating Oils for transshipment of fuel from railroad to trucks. While the lot in question is directly adjacent to the Connecticut River, the area proposed for lease is approximately 300 feet from the river. Comments are due by March 26th. A news article on the site provides some additional information. The Upper Valley Subcommittee of the Connecticut River Joint Commission provided this feedback expressing concerns about the proposed lease. The Mascoma River LAC provided this comment, despite the project not impacting the Mascoma River.
  • The RMAC has been informed of 2019 DOT SLR Charlestown SP-013017 in. This is a proposed sale of 1.73 acres near the Connecticut River, but located such that Rte. 12 runs between the river and the property.
  • The RMAC has been informed of 2019 DOT SLR Franklin SP-072018 . This is a proposed sale of 1.9 acres of land near the Pemigewasset River in Franklin.
  • The RMAC has been informed of 2019 DOT SLR Winchester. This is a proposed sale of approximately 0.5 acres of land near the Ashuelot River in Winchester. The Ashuelot River LAC submitted a comment letter.
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