Under the Coastal Zone Management Act, the New Hampshire Coastal Program (NHCP) provides the public with opportunities to comment on activities requiring federal consistency review, proposed changes to Coastal Program rules, and draft plans. Please see below for current public notices and comment periods.
Federal Consistency Public Notices
Pursuant to Section 307(c) of the Coastal Zone Management Act, the NHCP has received consistency requests for the following proposed activities. Public Notice is provided in accordance with the Federal Consistency Regulations (15 C.F.R. Part 930).
Written comments may be submitted to the NHCP, Pease Field Office, 222 International Drive, Suite 175, Portsmouth, NH, 03801. Comments may also be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, please contact Christian Williams at (603) 559-0025.
Current Federal Consistency Notices
|Agency/Applicant: National Marine Fisheries Service|
Activity:The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), in consultation with the New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is proposing Amendment 5 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. The proposed Amendment focuses on establishing a comprehensive catch monitoring program for the limited access herring fishery, addressing river herring bycatch in the herring fishery, establishing criteria for midwater trawl vessel access to groundfish closed areas, and adjusting other aspects of the fishery management program to keep the Herring Fishery Management Plan in compliance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
Several alternatives to the proposed action and other management approaches were considered by the Council during the development of Amendment 5. The proposed management action in Amendment 5 consists of a series of preferred alternatives selected by the Council. If implemented, the measures recommended by the Council, in consultation with NMFS, would:
Comments Deadline: May 24, 2013