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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: July 6, 2010
CONTACT:
Laura Weit-Marcum, (603) 271-8811
Jim Martin, (603) 271-3710

Public Hearing Notice
Nomination of the Lower Exeter and Squamscott Rivers into the New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Program

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) will hold a public hearing in Stratham on Wednesday, July 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to accept public comments on the nomination of the Lower Exeter and Squamscott Rivers into the New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Program. The Exeter River Local Advisory Committee and the Rockingham Planning Commission submitted a nomination application to DES on May 26, 2010. The application is available for review on the DES Rivers Management and Protection Program website located at: http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/rivers/nominations.htm

The DES Acting Rivers Coordinator has determined the application meets state requirements, making the rivers eligible for consideration during the next legislative session into the Rivers Management and Protection Program. Following the public hearing, the DES Acting Rivers Coordinator and the Rivers Management Advisory Committee will make their respective recommendations to the DES Commissioner by October. The DES Commissioner will review the nomination and must make a determination whether to forward the nomination to the General Court for legislative approval by November.

What: Public Hearing relative to the nomination of the Lower Exeter and Squamscott Rivers into the New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Program
When: Wednesday, July 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Stratham Town Office, 10 Bunker Hill Avenue, Stratham, NH.
Schedule: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Public Comment.

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