BIG NEWS! At least so far. . . .

EPA has partially approved New Hampshire’s 2014 303(d) list of impaired waters. However, there are some exceptions! See info and maps below.

EPA’s cover letter and review of New Hampshire’s 2014 Section 303(d) List has been posted at: https://www.des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/swqa/2014/documents/2014-epa-part-approval.pdf

“EPA hereby approves New Hampshire’s 2014 final 303(d) list with the exception of the following: the Little Bay, Bellamy River, Upper Pisacatqua River, Portsmouth Harbor, Little Harbor/Back Channel, Cocheco River and Great Bay assessment Zones; and the Upper Portsmouth Harbor, Great Bay Prohib SZ2, and Great Bay-Cond Appr assessment units. EPA is deferring action on the State’s list with respect to this group of assessment zones and assessment units until a later date when EPA’s review is completed.”

See the maps below for the area covered by the partial approval and the NHDES website for notice and 303(d) list information: https://www.des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/swqa/2014/index.htm .

Green = 2014 303(d) Approved
Blue = Still under 2012 303(d) Approval

BIG NEWS! EPA Partial 2014 303 (d) Impaired Waters List Approval