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Archive 2011

Archived Press Releases

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Dec-2011
Dec-30-2011 DES Declares Air Quality Action Day
Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for Tonight/Tomorrow
Dec-29-2011 Opinion/Editorial (715 words)
DES Marks 25 Years of Environmental Protection (Correction)
Thomas Burack, DES Commissioner
Dec-14-2011 DES Declares Air Quality Action Day
Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for Today and Tomorrow
Dec-6-2011 Coastal Program Accepting Grant Applications
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Nov-2011
Nov-30-2011 Margarita Grill Achieves Environmental Champion Status
Nov-21-2011 Winter Driving Conditions Can Be Dangerous – Please Drive Safely This Winter
Nov-7-2011 DES Declares Air Quality Action Day
Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for Today and Tomorrow
Nov-1-2011 DES Declares Air Quality Action Day
Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for Tomorrow
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Oct-2011
Oct-28-2011 Violators Agree to Pay $5,000 for Wetlands and Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act Violations
Oct-28-2011 ECO-Hospitality Conference to be Held in Concord
Oct-27-2011 Governor Presents Business Awards for Pollution Prevention Efforts
Oct-27-2011 Violators Agree to Pay $12,000 for Wetlands and Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act Violations
Oct-18-2011 United States Drug Enforcement Administration is Sponsoring a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 29, 2011
Oct-17-2011 Municipal Household Hazardous Waste Collection Grant – Request For Applications
Oct-11-2011 Department of Justice
Defendant Agrees to $40,000 Penalty for Violations of State Wetlands Laws
Gino Tzortzis to Pay $40,000 Environmental Penalty
Oct-6-2011 Demolition of the East Buck Street Dam in Allenstown to Begin Monday October 10
Media Invited to On-site Q&A Monday, October 10, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Oct-5-2011 State Removes Cyanobacteria Lake Warning for Forest Lake, Winchester, NH
Oct-4-2011 NHDES Dedicates New Drinking Water Operator Training Facility in Franklin
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Sep-2011
Sep-27-2011 NHDES to Open New Drinking Water Operator Training Facility
October 4, 2011, 11:00 a.m., Franklin, N.H.
Sep-16-2011 State Announces Its 2011 Fall Drawdown of Lakes
Sep-15-2011 New Hampshire Volunteers Participate in Worldwide Cleanup Effort
Sep-13-2011 New Federal Boiler Rule Initial Notification of Applicability
Deadline: September 17, 2011
Sep-12-2011 Jeffery A. Douthart Found Guilty and Sentenced For Violating State Well Water Licensing Law
Sep-9-2011 State Removes Cyanobacteria Lake Warning for Sebbins Pond, Bedford, NH
Sep-9-2011 Act Now to Protect Your Groundwater
Protect Your Groundwater Day is September 13
Sep-7-2011 2011 Clean Water Projects get off the Ground
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Aug-2011
Aug-28-2011 Green Slopes Conference August 24, 2011
Aug-19-2011 State Removes Cyanobacteria Lake Warning for Halfmoon Lake, Barnstead/Alton, NH
Aug-11-2011 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Sebbins Pond, Bedford, NH
Aug-10-2011 State Issues Cyanobacteria Lake Warning for Halfmoon Lake, Barnstead/Alton, NH
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Jul-2011
Jul-28-2011 State Issues Cyanobacteria Lake Warning for Forest Lake, Winchester, NH
Jul-21-2011 DES Encourages Homeowners to Conserve Water
Jul-20-2011 DES Declares Air Quality Action Day
Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for July 21
Jul-12-2011 Oyster River, Lower Exeter and Squamscott Rivers, and Undesignated Portions of the Lamprey River Incorporated into the New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Program
Jul-11-2011 Public Meeting Notice
Removal of the Buck Street Dams on the Suncook River, Meeting July 28
Jul-1-2011 State Removes Cyanobacteria Lake Warning for West Shoreline of Bear Island Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith
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Jun-2011
Jun-30-2011 New Hampshire Coastal Beaches Named 1st in the Nation in Water Quality by NRDC
Hampton Beach State Park Beach is a Superstar Beach; Rated the Cleanest Beach in Nation
Jun-28-2011 State Issues Cyanobacteria Lake Warning for West Shoreline of Bear Island, Meredith
Jun-16-2011 DES Recognizes White Mountain Auto Brokers for Environmental Achievement
Jun-13-2011 State Removes Cyanobacteria Warning for Jenness Pond, Northwood and Pittsfield, NH
Jun-10-2011 Grants Available for Keeping New Hampshire Waters Clean
Jun-9-2011 Comment Period Extended on Proposed Lamprey Designated River Water Management Plan to June 20, 2011
Jun-8-2011 State Issues Cyanobacteria Lake Warning for Jenness Pond, Northwood
Jun-7-2011 DES Declares Air Quality Action Day
Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for Wednesday, June 8
Jun-6-2011 Mascoma River Designated for Protection
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May-2011
May-27-2011 Update to Contoocook and North Branch Rivers Corridor Management Plan Completed
May-19-2011 New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
Atlantic Coast and Hampton Harbor Shellfishing Closed Because of “Red Tide”
May-19-2011 Local Coalition Receives Funding for Water Quality Testing
North Hampton, Stratham, Greenland Communities to Benefit
May-19-2011 Department of Justice
Lydall Filtration/Separation, Inc. to Pay $20,000 Environmental Penalty
May-16-2011 DES Awards Presented To Protect the Quality and Availability of Local Drinking Water Resources
May-11-2011 EPA Honors DES Programs with Prestigious Regional Environmental Merit Awards
Three Individuals Recognized for their Outstanding Contributions
May-9-2011 Commute Green New Hampshire
It's Time to Start Commuting Another Way

Public Service Announcement by Governor John Lynch included
May-6-2011 DES Issues Decision on Final Operating Level for Lake Waukewan
May-4-2011 Drinking Water Week is May 1 – 7
NH Water Festival and Science Fair Information Provided
May-4-2011 Air Quality Awareness Week, May 2 to May 6
May-2-2011 Governor Recognizes State Efforts to Reduce Energy
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Apr-2011
Apr-20-2011 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 30, 2011
Apr-15-2011 Deadline for 2011 Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention Applications Approaching
Apr-15-2011 DES and the Lakes Region Board of Realtors to offer the Healthy Waterfront Property Workshop
Apr-14-2011 DES Recognizes Volunteers during National Volunteer Week
Apr-13-2011 Stormwater Management for Homeowners
Apr-13-2011 Red Blazer Restaurant in Concord, NH Certifies as Environmental Champion
Apr-8-2011 New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
Free Outdoor Festival! - Bring the Family to Discover WILD New Hampshire Day, Saturday, April 30
Apr-5-2011 April 11 is National Healthy Schools Day
NH Partners for Healthy Schools Encourages Schools to Improve their Air Quality Using No Cost or Low Cost Solutions
Apr-5-2011 Attend the Largest Drinking Water Protection Workshop in New England
Workshop Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in Concord, NH
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Mar-2011
Mar-31-2011 DOT and DES offering grants to protect drinking water supply lands in the southern I-93 corridor and Lake Massabesic Watershed
Mar-24-2011 New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
Shellfish Harvesting Area Closed in Little Bay
Mar-24-2011 Department of Justice
The Woodworks Architectural Millworks, Inc. to Pay $33,000 Environmental Penalty
Mar-17-2011 Department of Justice
Defendants Agree to $100,000 Penalty for Violations of State Wetlands Laws and Regulations at Logging Sites
Mar-16-2011 Volunteer Beach Clean Up Tomorrow, Thursday, March 17;
Additional Update on Hooksett WWTP Disks
Mar-14-2011 Fix a Leak Week, March 14-20, 2011
Mar-14-2011 Volunteer Beach Clean Up Date Changed
Clean Up to Occur Thursday, March 17
Mar-14-2011 DES Reports Low to No Bacteria Found on WWTP Disks
Public Advised to Avoid Touching Disks Without Protective Gloves
Mar-14-2011 Update on Plastic Disks in the Merrimack River and washing up along the Coast of New Hampshire and Massachusetts
Mar-11-2011 Wastewater Treatment Facility Debris Found on Beach in Seabrook, NH
Public Encouraged to Use Protective Gloves When In Contact with White Disks
Photographs of these disks
Mar-9-2011 Homeowners: Protect Your Wells
Mar-8-2011 State Concerned about Weather-Related Damage to Fuel Storage Tanks
Recent Snow, Rain and Thaws Leave Tanks Vulnerable
Mar-8-2011 Workshop Offered for Food Service Establishments
Mar-4-2011 NH Aquatic Resource Mitigation Program Accepting Grant Pre-Proposals for the Winnipesaukee River Watershed
Mar-4-2011 NH Aquatic Resource Mitigation Program Accepting Grant Pre-Proposals for the Upper Androscoggin River Watershed
Mar-2-2011 NH Aquatic Resource Mitigation Program Accepting Pre-Proposals for the Connecticut River from White River to Bellows Falls Watershed
Mar-2-2011 Public Meeting to Focus on Changes to Rules Protecting Lake Massabesic
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Feb-2011
Feb-18-2011 Streamlined Rules and Reduced Fees for Rock Crushing Plants
Additional Free Workshop Offered in Concord
Feb-10-2011 Attend the 2011 Water and Watershed Conference
Feb-9-2011 Weather-Related Public Service Announcement: “Snow & Ice Can Damage Fuel Storage Tanks”
Feb-7-2011 2011 Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention Call for Applications
Feb-1-2011 Four Companies Agree To Pay Fines For Air Pollution Violations
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Jan-2011
Jan-28-2011 DES Declares Air Quality Action Day
Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for Today and Tomorrow
Jan-27-2011 Commissioner recognizes Honorable Mention winners of the 2010 Governor’s Award for Pollution Prevention
Jan-26-2011 DCI Agrees to Pay Fines for Air Pollution Violations
Jan-25-2011 General Linen Service Agrees to Pay Fines For Air Pollution Violations
Jan-20-2011 CLARIFICATION to New Non-Native Fish Species Identified in New Hampshire Waters
Jan-19-2011 New Hampshire Coastal Program Accepting Land Protection Proposals
Jan-19-2011 NH Groundwater Level Data for New Bedrock Wells Now on the Web
Jan-19-2011 Non-native Fish Species Identified in New Hampshire Waters
State Biologists warn against non-native introductions
Jan-13-2011 January is National Radon Awareness Month
DES Encourages Testing For Radon
Jan-11-2011 Federal and State Agencies Investigate Changing Groundwater Levels in New Hampshire Wells
Jan-10-2011 Workshops Offered on Rule Changes for Rock Crushing Plants
Free Workshops Offered in Concord and Lincoln
Jan-6-2011 Governor Lynch Presents the 2010 Governor’s Awards for Pollution Prevention
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