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Archive 2010

Archived Press Releases

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Dec-2010
Dec-30-2010 DES Declares Air Quality Action Day
Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for Tomorrow
Dec-22-2010 Unprecedented nine rivers seeking designation into the New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Program
Dec-21-2010 PSNH Agrees to Pay Fines for Air Pollution Violations
Dec-20-2010 DES Awards Over $1 Million Dollars in Watershed Protection and Restoration Grants
Funding made Available thru EPA under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act
Dec-17-2010 DES Issues Request for Qualifications for Suncook River Stabilization
Dec-15-2010 New Hampshire Coastal Program Accepting Grant Applications
Dec-8-2010 Department of Justice
Court Awards $100,000 Default Judgment Against Kevin Guay for Solid Waste Violations
Dec-3-2010 DES Accepting Applications for Household Hazardous Collection Grants
Dec-1-2010 New Hampshire Geological Survey Water Well Completion Reports Available Online
Towns of Stratham and Greenland now available
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Nov-2010
Nov-30-2010 DES Releases Draft Report on the Collection of Mercury-Added Thermostats
Nov-16-2010 DES and IECA to Co-host Erosion Control and Stormwater Conference
Three-day Conference Will Highlight Erosion/Sediment Control Training; Stormwater Rulemaking; New Technology; UNH Stormwater Center Tour/Seminar
Nov-15-2010 New Hampshire Aquatic Resource Mitigation Program Accepting Grant Applications for the Upper Androscoggin River Watershed
Nov-9-2010 New Hampshire Observes Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month During the Month of November 2010
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Oct-2010
Oct-29-2010 Department of Justice
Lake Winnipesaukee Resort and Peerless Golf, Inc.
Oct-29-2010 DES and BIA to Host Water Symposium
Day-long symposium on Nov. 17 will feature presentations from EPA Regional Administrator Curt Spalding and DES Commissioner Tom Burack.
Oct-28-2010 DES Recognized By Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Program
DES Presented with “Above and Beyond Award”
Oct-26-2010 DES and NH Automobile Dealers Association Sign Partnership Agreement
Agreement signed as part of DES Partners Program
Oct-8-2010 DES Issues Preliminary Determination on Lower Liberty Hill Road, Gilford Cleanup Plan
Oct-4-2010 Attend DES Workshops on New Stream Crossing Rules Free Workshops in five locations around the state.
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Sep-2010
Sep-24-2010 Indicates a NH Economic Stimulus projectARRA Project Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Winnipesaukee River Basin Program Celebrates Completion of Major Project
Installation of New Aeration Blowers and Energy Efficiency Improvements
ARRA-funded Wastewater Project in New Hampshire
Sep-24-2010 Opinion/Editorial (589 Words)
Hampton Sewer Moratorium Based on Solids Discharges
Thomas Burack, NHDES Commissioner
Sep-21-2010 New Hampshire Volunteers Participate in Worldwide Coastal Cleanup Effort
Sep-21-2010 Indicates a NH Economic Stimulus projectARRA Project Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Winnipesaukee River Basin Program Celebrates Completion of Major Project
Installation of New Aeration Blowers and Energy Efficiency Improvements
ARRA-funded Wastewater Project in New Hampshire
Sep-17-2010 DES Announces Change to Lake Waukewan Date and Depth of 2010 drawdown
Sep-17-2010 State Announces Its 2010 Fall Drawdown of Lakes
Sep-15-2010 State Removes Cyanobacteria Warning for Province Lake, Effingham, NH
Sep-14-2010 September 14, 2010 is National Protect Your Groundwater Day
Help Celebrate National Protect Your Groundwater Day by Protecting New Hampshire’s Main Source of Drinking Water
Sep-13-2010 Stormwater Retrofit Open House at School Street School, Rochester on September 15, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sep-10-2010 United States Drug Enforcement Administration is Sponsoring a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on September 25, 2010 & Granite State Poll Assesses Medicine Disposal Practices in New Hampshire Homes
Sep-7-2010 Workshops Offered to Help Auto Body Shops with New Regulations
Free Workshops in Keene, Lincoln and Portsmouth
Sep-3-2010 Mobile Pumpout Boat Service Available September 6th on Sunapee Lake, Sunapee, NH
Sep-3-2010 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Province Lake, Effingham, NH
Sep-1-2010 DES Declares Air Quality Action Day
Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for September 2
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Aug-2010
Aug-31-2010 Department of Justice
Court Penalizes Developer Kevin M. Guay Maximum Amount Allowed by Law For Violations of New Hampshire Water Quality and Wetlands Laws
Aug-31-2010 DES Declares Air Quality Action Day
Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for Tomorrow
Aug-31-2010 DES to Test Oil Spill Protection Strategies on Little Bay and in Furber Strait, Newington on September 8 and 9
Aug-30-2010 State Removes Cyanobacteria Warning for southern end of Pawtuckaway Lake, Nottingham, NH
Aug-27-2010 State Removes Cyanobacteria Warning for Eastern Cove of Big Island Pond, Atkinson, Hampstead & Derry
Aug-27-2010 State Announces Its Decision on Bethlehem Landfill
Aug-23-2010 Homestead Woolen Mill Dam Removal Project Starts August 23
Aug-20-2010 Mobile Pumpout Boat Service Available August 21st and 22nd on Sunapee Lake, Sunapee, NH
Aug-19-2010 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for eastern cove of Big Island Pond, Atkinson, Hampstead & Derry, NH
Aug-17-2010 Public Hearing Notice
Nomination of the Undesignated Portions of the Lamprey River, the North, Little, Pawtuckaway, North Branch and Piscassic Rivers into the New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Program
Aug-17-2010 DES Oil Spill Protection Strategies Test POSTPONED
Aug-11-2010 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for southern end of Pawtuckaway Lake, Nottingham, NH
Aug-10-2010 DES to Test Oil Spill Protection Strategies on Little Bay and in Furber Strait, Newington on August 25 and 26
Aug-8-2010 Public Meeting Notice
Water Levels of Lakes Waukewan and Winona, Meeting August 17
Aug-6-2010 Mobile Pumpout Boat Service Available August 8 on Newfound Lake, Bristol, NH
Aug-5-2010 State Removes Cyanobacteria Warning for Sebbins Pond, Bedford
Aug-3-2010 State Removes Cyanobacteria Warning for Forest Lake, Winchester
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Jul-2010
Jul-30-2010 New Hampshire Coastal Beaches Named 1st in the Nation in Water Quality by NRDC
DES Proactive in Monitoring Beaches’ Water Quality
Jul-30-2010 Department of Justice
J.A. Bourque & Sons, Inc. Ordered to Remove from Service its Above Ground Petroleum Storage Tanks
Jul-27-2010 Public Hearing Notice
Nomination of the Oyster River into the New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Program
Jul-27-2010 DES and NHSLRP Announce Mountain View Grand Resort a Champion of the Environment
Jul-21-2010 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Sebbins Pond, Bedford, NH
Jul-20-2010 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Forest Lake, Winchester, NH
Jul-16-2010 Grants Available for Keeping New Hampshire Waters Clean
Jul-14-2010 New Hampshire Automobile Dealers Association Recognized Nationally for Environmental Leadership
Jul-7-2010 Public Hearing Notice
Nomination of the Mascoma River into the New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Program
Jul-7-2010 DES Encourages Homeowners to Conserve Water
Jul-6-2010 Public Hearing Notice
Nomination of the Lower Exeter and Squamscott Rivers into the New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Program
Jul-2-2010 State Removes Cyanobacteria Warning for Showell Pond, Sandown
Jul-2-2010 DES Declares Air Quality Action Day
Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for Tuesday, July 6
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Jun-2010
Jun-24-2010 State Removes Cyanobacteria Warning for Nippo Pond Barrington
Jun-23-2010 Public Meetings Notice
Water Levels of Lakes Waukewan and Winona
Jun-22-2010 State Continues Geological Mapping Project Mapping
Work to be done in Ashland, Center Harbor, Cornish, Deering, Francetown, Greenville, Henniker, Hillsborough, Holderness, Lebanon, Lyndeborough, Mason, Meredith, Moultonborough, New Boston, New Hampton, New Ipswich, Plainfield, Temple, Weare and Wilton
Jun-22-2010 State Removes Cyanobacteria Warning for Rock Pond Windham
Jun-18-2010 NH Climate Action Plan – The First Year of Progress
Annual Progress Review 2010 Now Available
Jun-17-2010 State Removes Cyanobacteria Warning for Willand Pond, Dover & Somersworth
Jun-17-2010 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Nippo Pond, Barrington, NH
Jun-17-2010 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Showell Pond, Sandown, NH
Jun-16-2010 Press Advisory
Media Availability Regarding NH Climate Action Plan Annual Review 2010 with the NH Energy and Climate Collaborative
Jun-16-2010 DES to Provide Underground Storage Tank Operator Training
New law for owners and operators of underground storage facilities in New Hampshire
Jun-16-2010 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Rock Pond, Windham, NH
Jun-9-2010 Join the Pepperweed Patrol
Jun-8-2010 Department of Justice
Draper Energy Company and ENI Penalized $60,000.00 for Fuel Release into the Souhegan River
Jun-3-2010 DES “Green Your Fleet!” Workshop to be held Friday, June 4 in Manchester
Jun-3-2010 State Removes Cyanobacteria Warning for Locke Lake, Barnstead Angle Pond, Sandown & Hampstead And Monomonac Lake, Rindge NH & Winchendon MA
Jun-1-2010 Canadian Forest Fires Continue to Affect Air Quality in Northern New Hampshire State Declares Air Quality Action Day
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May-2010
May-31-2010 Canadian Forest Fires Affecting Air Quality throughout New Hampshire - State Declares Air Quality Action Day
May-28-2010 New Book titled “The Presidential Range – Its Geologic History and Plate Tectonics” Now Available
May-28-2010 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Lake Monomonac, Rindge, NH, and Winchendon, MA
May-26-2010 Homeowner agrees to pay fines for air pollution violations
May-26-2010 DES Releases "A Shoreland Homeowner's Guide to Stormwater Management"
May-25-2010 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Willand Pond, Dover & Somersworth
May-25-2010 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Locke Lake, Barnstead
May-25-2010 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Angle Pond, Hampstead & Sandown
May-21-2010 DES Seeks Comments on Innovative Permitting Initiative
May-20-2010 Invasive Plant Symposium Draws 80 Participants
2nd Anniversary of Coastal Watershed Invasive Plant Partnership Recognized
May-17-2010 Public Information Meeting
Potential Project Funding Opportunities through 2010/2011 EPA Capitalization Grants
- Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program
- Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program
May-13-2010 SAU# 20 and DES Celebrate the Arrival of Cleaner School Buses Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Funding Provided Through Federal Stimulus Program
May-10-2010 DES Announces Award Recipients for Drinking Water Protection Efforts
May-7-2010 Department of Justice
Homeowner Assessed Fine of $50,000 for Unlawful Construction of Retaining Wall along Lake Winnipesaukee
May-5-2010 N.H. Coastal Watershed Invasive Plant Partnership Symposium May 20
Breaking through Barriers: A Roadmap to Invasive Plant Control
May-5-2010 Workshop Offered for Volunteers Interested in Lake Monitoring
May-3-2010 Drinking Water Week Puts Spotlight on Private Wells, Public Infrastructure
May-3-2010 Drinking Water Week is May 2 - 8
Celebration Event Scheduled for Keene
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Apr-2010
Apr-29-2010 Workshop Offered to Help Auto Body Shops with New Regulations
Free Workshop May 21 in Gorham
Apr-20-2010 Department of Justice
Court Approves Settlement between New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and James Bonia d/b/a Tri-State Car Crushing, Lempster, NH
Apr-20-2010 Earth Day Opinion/Editorial (655 words)
There are many shades of green
Tom Burack, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Commissioner
Apr-12-2010 New Hampshire Land Protection Project Selected to Compete in National Process
Apr-1-2010 Interim Operation Plan for Lake Waukewan for the Period between April 1, 2010 and April 1, 2011
Apr-1-2010 DES Presents H.P. Hood, LLC with SHARP Award
The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award presented for outstanding safety and health programs
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Mar-2010
Mar-23-2010 New Hampshire Aquatic Resource Mitigation Program Accepting Grant Applications for the Salmon Falls to Piscataqua River Watershed
Mar-23-2010 VINS Blends Art and Conservation with Art on a Rain Barrel Contest
Vermont and New Hampshire agencies and non-profits join together to celebrate and protect water
Mar-19-2010 Public Meeting Notice
DES and EPA will Present Findings on Mottolo Superfund Site
Mar-18-2010 DES Calls Attention to World Water Day and New Hampshire’s Water Challenges
Mar-16-2010 Department of Justice
Defendant Agrees to $18,500 Penalty for Alleged Violations of State Asbestos Management and Control Regulations
Mar-16-2010 Public Information Meeting
DES Hosts Public Information Meeting on Amending the Leachate Management Requirements; Research, Development and Demonstration Permits
Mar-15-2010 Environmental Services Urges Safety of Drinking Water in Flooded Areas
Private Drinking Water Wells Susceptible to Flood Contamination
Mar-15-2010 Preventing and Dealing with Mold after Heavy Rains
30 sec. Public Service Announcement attached
Mar-15-2010 DES Encourages Homeowners to Fix Leaking Water Connections During “Fix a Leak Week,” March 15 - 21, 2010
Mar-8-2010 Attend the Largest Source Water Protection Workshop in New England
Workshop April 30, 2010 in Concord, NH
Mar-8-2010 Opinion/Editorial (577 words)
Inspect Your Well Cover and Protect Your Family
Tom Burack, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Commissioner
Mar-5-2010 DES Urges Water Well Checkups
March 7 to 13 is National Ground Water Awareness Week
Mar-4-2010 Violator Agrees to Pay $10,000 for Wetlands, Alteration of Terrain, and Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act Violations
Mar-4-2010 Violator Agrees to Pay $4,000 for Wetlands Violations
Mar-1-2010 The 2010 Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention
Deadline Extended to May 1, 2010
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Feb-2010
Feb-22-2010 Violators Fined $18,500 for Wetland and Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act Violations
Feb-18-2010 Apply for the 2010 Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention
Feb-11-2010 Southeast Watershed Alliance to meet February 17
Feb-10-2010 DES Workshop for Marinas and Boat Repair Facilities
Workshop Provides Assistance on Federally Required Stormwater Discharge Permit
Feb-4-2010 Additional Workshop Offered to Help Auto Body Shops with New Regulations
Free Workshop March 12 in Bow Offered by DES and the NH Automobile Dealers Association
Feb-1-2010 Keene Woodstove Changeout Program Deadline Extended -
Limited Number of Rebate Vouchers Still Available
Feb-1-2010 Barnes & Noble Pays Fine for Lead in Store Bag
First Fine for Toxics in Packaging Levied in NH
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Jan-2010
Jan-29-2010 DES Releases Final Public Health Assessment of the Ambient Air Quality in Claremont
Companion Document Also released -Evaluation of Mercury Concentration in Fish Collected from Claremont Area Water Bodies Health Consultation
Jan-28-2010 Department of Justice
Developer Assessed $40,000 Penalty for Alteration of Terrain and Shoreland Protection Violations
Jan-27-2010 New Hampshire Coastal Program Accepting Land Protection Proposals
Jan-27-2010 Alcumet, Inc. Agrees to Pay Fine for Air Pollution Violations
Jan-13-2010 State Declares Air Quality Action Day
Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for Tomorrow
Jan-13-2010 New Hampshire Aquatic Resource Mitigation Program Extends Grant Application Deadline for the Winnipesaukee River Watershed
Jan-13-2010 New Hampshire Aquatic Resource Mitigation Program Accepting Grant Applications for the Pemigewasset River Watershed
Jan-13-2010 New Hampshire Aquatic Resource Mitigation Program Accepting Grant Applications for the Connecticut – Ashuelot River, Vernon Dam to Millers River Watershed
Jan-12-2010 Construction of Geothermal Wells Requires New Hampshire License
Jan-8-2010 Additional Workshops Offered to Help Auto Body Shops with New Regulations
Free Workshop February 12 in Bow Offered by DES and the NH Automobile Dealers Association
Jan-8-2010 Ingersoll-Rand Agrees to Pay Fines for Air Pollution Violations
Jan-8-2010 Town of Piermont Pays Fine for Air Pollution Violations
Jan-6-2010 Indicates a NH Economic Stimulus projectPublic Information Meeting
Potential Reallocations of ARRA Funds and New “Jobs for Main Street” Funds for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program, and Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program
Jan-5-2010 Get Your Free Radon Air Test Kit Today!
DES Offering Free Radon Air Test Kits in recognition of January as National Radon Action Month
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