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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: July 27, 2010
CONTACT:
Laura Weit-Marcum, (603) 271-8811

Public Hearing Notice
Nomination of the Oyster River into the
New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Program

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services will hold a public hearing in Madbury, N.H., on Tuesday, August 17, 2010, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to accept public comments on the nomination of the Oyster River into the New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Program. The Oyster River Watershed Association and the Strafford Regional Planning Commission submitted a nomination application to DES on June 1, 2010. The application is available for review on the DES Rivers Management and Protection Program website at http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/rivers/nominations.htm.

The DES rivers coordinator has determined the application meets state requirements, making the river eligible for consideration during the next legislative session into the Rivers Management and Protection Program. Following the public hearing, the DES rivers coordinator and the Rivers Management Advisory Committee will make their respective recommendations to the DES commissioner by October. The commissioner will review the nomination and make a determination whether to forward the nomination to the General Court for legislative approval by November 2010.

Meeting details:
What: Public Hearing relative to the nomination of the Oyster River into the N.H. Rivers Management and Protection Program
When: Tuesday, August 17, 2010.
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Public Comment.
Where: Madbury Town Hall, 13 Town Hall Road, Madbury, NH.

All written comments must be submitted by August 31, 2010 to the N.H. Department of Environmental Services, PO Box 95, Concord, NH 03302-0095; Attn: Rivers Coordinator.

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