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Wetlands Bureau
Recreational Mineral Dredging Notification


Purpose
To protect and preserve submerged lands under tidal and freshwaters and its wetlands (both salt water and fresh-water) from unregulated alteration that would adversely affect the natural ability of wetlands to absorb flood waters, treat stormwater and recharge groundwater supplies, impact fish and wildlife of significant value and depreciate or obstruct the commerce, recreation and the aesthetic enjoyment of the public.

Applicability
Applies to minimum impact projects for small motor mineral dredging. It does not apply to panning for gold or other minerals in sand or gravel stream beds. (see Env-Wt 303.05(d))

Statute and Administrative Rules
RSA 482-A:3 XI, Administrative Provisions

Part Env-Wt 303.04(s), Env-Wt 304.14 and Env-Wt 504.01 (see Env-Wt 100-900 Wetlands Rules)

Application
Wetlands Bureau Forms/Applications

Fee
$25 New Hampshire residents; $50 out of state applicants.

Processing Time
Typically 7 to 10 business days.

Term/Renewal
Expires at the end of the calendar year in which they are issued.

Modifications/Amendments
None

Transferability
Non-Transferable

Appeals
Any person aggrieved by a final decision of the Wetlands Program can appeal the decision to the Wetlands Council in accordance with RSA 21-O:5-a.

Status of Current Applications
Wetland and Shoreland Permit Application Status Check

Contact Us
Wetland Bureau at (603) 271-2147

 

 

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