RMAC & Joint Meetings – January 16, 2019

The next RMAC and Joint RMAC/LMAC meetings will be held from 9:00 AM to 1:15 PM in the Granite State Conference Room at the NH Department of Transportation offices located at 7 Hazen Drive in Concord. All RMAC meetings are open to the public. Contact Rivers 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 RMAC and LMAC 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 RMAC representatives are required submit this form to the Office of Secretary of State, 107 North Main Street, State House R00m 204, Concord, NH 03301.

RMAC Meeting Materials:

2019.01.16 RMAC Meeting Agenda

CONSENT AGENDA
2018.10.04 RMAC Minutes DRAFT
RMAC Membership Status
RMAC Subcommittees List

LEGISLATION
The 2019 RMAC-LMAC Legislation Tracking spreadsheet can be found on the Legislation page.
RMAC Approved Standing Legislative Positions 2018

WETLAND RULES
20190116 RMAC Comments Wetlands Rules DRAFT
Wetlands Rule IP Summary for LACs
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

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 RMAC and LMAC should address.

See RMAC Meeting Materials above for links to Legislation and Rules materials.

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Instream Flow Program Designated River Prioritization for Protected Instream Flow Study Public Hearing

NHDES Instream Flow Program will hold a public hearing to receive comments on determining the next river on which to conduct a protected instream flow study.

The hearing will be held jointly with the NH Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the NH House of Representatives Resources, Recreation and Development Committee.

 

When: Monday, November 26, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Where: Conference Rooms 111-114 of the NHDES offices at 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH.

For more information please visit the ISF River Prioritization page.

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Proposed Changes to the Instream Flow Program Rules Env-Wq 1900

NHDES Instream Flow Program announces a public hearing scheduled on November 15, 2018 at 9:00 am at NHDES to receive comment on the proposed changes to Instream Flow Program Rules.

For more information please visit the ISF Rulemaking page.

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RMAC Meeting – October 4, 2018

The RMAC meeting was held on October 4, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:45 PM in conference rooms 213 and 214 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.

Post Meeting Materials:

RMAC Comment Letter: Instream Flow River Prioritization Ranking – November 9, 2018
RMAC/LMAC Comment Letter: Instream Flow Proposed Rules – October 4, 2018

Instream Flow River Prioritization Presentation

RMAC Meeting Materials:

2018.10.04 RMAC Meeting Agenda

CONSENT AGENDA
2018.03.16 RMAC Minutes DRAFT
RMAC Membership Status
RMAC Subcommittees List

INSTREAM FLOW
New Hampshire Instream Flow Program Video
Draft RMAC and LMAC Comment Letter- ISF Proposed Rules – revised 10/2/18
Env-Wq 1900 DRAFT for LMAC & RMAC Review – NOTE: 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 AND RULES
The 2019 RMAC-LMAC Legislation Tracking spreadsheet can be found on the Legislation page.

RMAC Prior Initiatives

SURPLUS LAND DISPOSAL
SLR 18-004 Gorham

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RMAC Meeting & Field Trip – Friday, March 16th

The RMAC will next meet on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM. The business meeting and Suncook River project overview will occur in room 112 at the NHDES offices located at 29 Hazen Drive in Concord. The site visit will be on private property along the Suncook River. Site visit space is limited.

Schedule:

11:30-12:30 RMAC Business Meeting (with BYO lunch)
12:30-1:00 Suncook Project Overview (Steve Landry)
1:00-1:15 Travel to Suncook River
1:15-3:45 On site at Suncook River (including visit to avulsion site)
3:45-4:00 Return to Concord

RMAC Meeting Materials:

2018.03.16 RMAC Meeting Agenda

CONSENT AGENDA
2018.01.19 RMAC Minutes DRAFT
2018.01.19 JOINT RMAC/LMAC Meeting Minutes DRAFT
RMAC Membership Status
RMAC Subcommittees List

LEGISLATION AND RULES
The 2018 RMAC-LMAC Legislation Tracking spreadsheet can be found on the Legislation page.
Wetland Rule Revision – Draft rules are available for review, and comments are being accepted. Recommend viewing one of the Public Information Session presentations found on this page for an overview of major proposed changes.

RMPP 30th Anniversary Celebration Ideas

Suncook River Site Tour Materials:

Suncook River Field Trip Map
Geology of the Suncook River Avulsion (Wittkop et. al)
Suncook River Work Plan
Suncook River Work Schedule
Suncook River and Leighton Brook basis of design (IFI) – 50 pages

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RMAC Meeting – Friday, January 19th

The RMAC met on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 11:15 AM to 3:30 PM in the first floor conference room at the NH Fish and Game office located at 11 Hazen Drive in Concord. The first half of the meeting was a joint meeting with the LMAC, followed by a regular RMAC meeting. All RMAC meetings are open to the public.

Schedule:

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM LMAC Meeting
11:15 AM – 1:30 PM LMAC and RMAC Joint Meeting
1:45 PM – 3:30 PM RMAC Meeting

Joint Meeting Materials:

2018.01.19 Joint Meeting Agenda

NEW!Ted Diers’ Presentation on Road Salt in New Hampshire

Instream Flow Program Rulemaking

2018 Legislation

DOT SLR – Mascoma Lake, Enfield

RMAC Meeting Materials:

2018.01.19 RMAC Meeting Agenda ver. 2

CONSENT AGENDA
2017.12.06 RMAC Minutes DRAFT
RMAC Membership Status
RMAC Subcommittees Lists
Financial Disclosure Form 2018 – Please complete and submit if you have not done so already.

RIVER RELATED LEGISLATION
2018 Legislation

RMAC Policy and Legislation Subcommittee Policy and Procedure DRAFT
RMAC Standing Legislative Positions 2018 DRAFT
Election Policy 20180119 DRAFT

RMPP 30th Anniversary Celebration Ideas

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