Tuesday September 19, 2017 – 9:00 to 11:00 am
NH Department of Environmental Services, Room 208C
29 Hazen Drive,
Concord, NH 03301
NHDES will hold a public information meeting to discuss the final two sections of the proposed new Instream Flow Rules (Env-Wq 1900). The meeting will be held Tuesday, September 19, 2017- 9:00 to 11:00 am in Room
208C of the NHDES offices at 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH.
This meeting will be the fourth of five planned information meetings prior to the rulemaking process. At this meeting, NHDES staff will review the water management plan administration and the waivers sections of the proposed new rules. Questions, comments and suggestions are welcome.
These new rules will replace the Pilot Instream Flow Rules and will apply to all the Designated Rivers of the state. The new Instream Flow rules are being developed following the requirements of RSA 483 as revised by Chapter 286, Laws of 2016; and as informed by the Instream Flow Pilot Program results, which are documented in the December 2015 Report of the Instream Flow Pilot Program.
Prior to the meeting, you will be able to read the current and previous discussion documents reviewing the rules, also links to RSA 483 and the 2015 Pilot Report. These will be posted on the ISF Rulemaking page of the Rivers Management Advisory Committee website at https://www4.des.state.nh.us/blogs/rmac/?page_id=2510.
Wayne Ives, Instream Flow Specialist