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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Public Notices

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 For additional information, please contact Christian Williams at (603) 559-0025.

Current Federal Consistency Notices - None at this time.

Other Public Notices

The New Hampshire Coastal Program (NHCP) has developed a five-year strategy under Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) that is now available for public comment.  Under the CZMA program, the Secretary of Commerce is authorized to make financial awards to support the attainment of one or more coastal management objectives.  Section 309 further requires that the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management work closely with NHCP on priority management needs and strategies. The strategy is developed every five years and was last developed in 2010. 

NHCP’s current revision of the Section 309 Assessment and Strategy Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbolidentifies coastal hazards, cumulative and secondary impacts of development, and wetland protection and restoration as high priority issues. The strategy identifies specific projects for addressing these priorities.

The deadline for written comments on the above strategy is March 9, 2015. Please submit comments to Steve Couture, Coastal Program manager, at or Coastal Program, Pease Field Office, 222 International Drive, Suite 175, Portsmouth, NH 03801. For additional information please contact Steve Couture at (603) 559-0027. Download a copy of the Section 309 Assessment and Strategy Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.



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