The Permit By Notification (PBN) is a new streamlined permitting process for certain minimum impact projects that propose impacts to resources protected under the Dredge and Fill Law, RSA 482-A. The rules and process identify certain projects in wetlands or surface waters or other protected resources areas that are minimum impact, if carried out according to the requirements in the rules. The intent of the permit by notification is to save the applicants the time of waiting for DES approval, while protecting the environment and providing standards under which the minimum impact work must be accomplished.
Anyone who proposes work that qualifies for the permit by notification process is required to complete the Permit By Notification Form (with attachments) and submit it to the DES Wetlands Bureau through the municipal clerk.
- Confirmation of PBN Project Completion Form
- Permit by Notification Form
- PBN Erosion Prevention and Sedimentation Control Practices Guide
Project # and Description:
2. Installation of a residential utility line.
3. Maintenance dredging of nontidal drainage ditches, man-made ponds and nontidal spillways.
4. Maintenance and repair of non-docking structures.
5. Construction of a temporary cofferdam or other temporary water control devices.
6. Temporary impacts associated with the inspection, maintenance and repair of existing utility lines within an existing utility right of way use the Utility Maintenance Notification PDF | Word
Note: Projects 7-14 below are grouped in one booklet for shoreline structure projects, available here.
7. Construction of a seasonal dock in nontidal waters.
8. Construction of an anchoring pad for a seasonal pier.
9. Installation of a seasonal boatlift.
10. Installation of a seasonal personal watercraft lift.
11. Repair of existing docking facilities.
12. Repair or replacement of an existing retaining wall.
13. Replenishment of an existing nontidal beach.
14. Installation or repair of dry hydrant.
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