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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

Agency/Applicant: Exeter Mill Apartments

Exeter Mill Apartments (EMA) is applying for an individual National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit (No. NH0023559) from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to discharge non-contact cooling water into Clemson Pond in Exeter. EMA uses water from the Exeter River to cool its air conditioning system, which it typically operates from May to October. River water is drawn from the Exeter River through the facility’s intake structure to the east of the existing spillway at the upstream fact of the Great Dam. River water passes through a closed loop, non-contact cooling system where it absorbs heat and discharges to an underground drainage system prior to discharging into Clemson Pond. For the 2014 cooling season, the average daily flow of discharge of non-contact cooling water to Clemson Pond was 0.2 million gallons.

EMA’s discharge was previously permitted under EPA’s Non-Contact Cooling Water General Permit (GP). However, reported discharge temperatures exceeded the GP’s daily maximum temperature limit and EPA determined that the facility could no longer be permitted under the GP.

Comments Deadline: September 18, 2015

Other Public Notices - None at this time.

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