New Hampshire State Clean Diesel Program
NHDES will have funds available in the fall of 2017 through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) program to help diesel equipment owners in New Hampshire to reduce emissions. This program provides partial funding for local/state governments and businesses to reduce emissions through idle reduction technology, exhaust controls, or replacement of older diesel engines with newer engines. A draft application and additional information on the State Clean Diesel Program is available on NHDES’ Diesel Vehicles website http://www.des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/air/tsb/tps/msp/diesel-vehicles/index.htm
Please contact Elizabeth Strachan Elizabeth.email@example.com for additional information.
Take the Concord Area Transit Survey!
The survey can be access here.
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Registration Open for NH Gravel and Dirt Road Maintenance Workshop
What: A one day workshop focused on cost effective gravel and dirt road maintenance and improvements while reducing pollutants to protect and restore water quality. Topics include:
- Road Drainage and Managing Runoff – Traditional & Innovative BMPs
- When are Permits Required?
- Road Surface Materials, Grading and Maintenance
- Drainage Easements, Homeowner Associations, and Best Management Practices
- Equipment & Material Viewing
- Site Visits and Demonstrations
When: Friday, September 29, 2017
Where: Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, NH
Agenda and Registration: Event flyer can be viewed here. Interested attendees can complete the registration form on the flyer and mail it in or email/call Lisa Morin to reserve your spot.
Cost: $45 per person. Morning coffee and hot lunch provided.
Who Should Attend: Road agents, public works department staff, road associations, gravel/dirt road owners, private contractors, watershed and lake associations, and interested residents.
Hosted By: NH Department of Environmental Services’ Watershed Assistance Section and the Belknap County Conservation District.
Questions: Lisa Morin, Belknap County Conservation District, (603) 527-5880 or lisa@firstname.lastname@example.org
NHMA Law Lectures
These lectures are intended for municipal officials with an interest in or responsibility for any aspect of municipal land use regulation, including members of planning and zoning boards, planners, land use administrators, select boards, town and city councilors, building inspectors, code enforcement officers, and public works personnel. Please see the event flyer for addition information.
- Procedural Basics for Planning and Zoning Boards
Laura Spector-Morgan, Esquire, Mitchell Municipal Group, P.A.
Steven Whitley, Esquire, Mitchell Municipal Group, P.A.
- Wireless Facilities: Managing the Approval Process
Katherine B. Miller, Esquire, Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, PLLC
Justin L. Pasay, Esquire, Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, PLLC
- Water Quality, Water Protection and Water Management
Ari B. Pollock, Esquire, Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, P.C.
Robert J. Dietel, Esquire, Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, P.C.
NH-MS4 Municipalities Blog
This NH Stormwater Regional Coalitions Blog, NH-MS4, is for the New Hampshire Seacoast Stormwater Coalition and the Nashua/Manchester Regional Stormwater Coalition communities, and it is hosted by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services’ Watershed Assistance Section. Please visit this site for meeting information, resources and updates related to New Hampshire MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer, Systems) municipalities.
Warner River Nomination: July 11th Public Hearing Summary
After over a year and a half of monthly meetings, an extensive public outreach campaign and the submission of a nomination document to NH Department of Environmental Services (NH DES), a formal public hearing was held by NH DES in Warner on Tuesday, July 11th.
The project is an effort to nominate the Warner River which runs through Bradford, Warner, Sutton, Webster, and Hopkinton, to the NH DES River’s Management Protection Program (RMPP). Upon designation of the Warner River, the program would allow for the creation of a Local River Management Advisory Committee (LAC) which would be able to comment on development proposals within a quarter mile of banks of the river. This program was established in 1988 to provide greater local controls of valuable river resources. To read the full summary, click here.
Commuter Challenge Results
Tiny Houses, and the Not-So-Tiny Questions They Raise
Zoning Practice, November 2015
American Planning Association
Issue Number 11, Practice Tiny Houses
The New Law on Accessory Dwelling Units
Below is NHMA’s four page handout The New Law on Accessory Dwelling Units (click to view). This handout is meant to provide a basic Do’s and Don’ts for the new Accessory Dwelling Unit statue. The last page contains proposed language for a simple zoning amendment that would allow an ADU by right under a local zoning ordinance.
2016 Drought Guidance for Municipalities and Public Water Systems
You may be aware New Hampshire, including the Central NH Region with Merrimack and Hillsborough County communities, is experiencing abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions. Many communities are beginning to enact water-saving measures in an attempt to retain our precious groundwater which is not being replenished quickly enough. Dry and drought conditions are forecasted to continue for an indeterminate time. The NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) has issued the 2016 Drought Guidance for Municipalities and Public Water Systems to bring further attention to this problem and offers solutions to ease the strain on our water supplies. Help do your part by conserving water around your home and encouraging your community to take action. Click to view the current status of drought conditions in New Hampshire by the US Drought Monitor and view US Drought Portal’s outlooks and forecasts for New Hampshire and beyond. For more information on how you can assist, visit the NHDES Drought Management Program website.
CNHRPC Member Communities
Click on the towns below to access that towns official web site.