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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: National Marine Fisheries Service

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is proposing Framework Adjustment 9 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) that would establish slippage consequence measures for limited access mackerel vessels and include a requirement that slippage events be reported via the vessel monitoring system daily catch report. Slippage is catch this is discarded prior to being observed, sorted, sampled, and/or brought on board a fishing vessel. Framework Adjustment 9 would require Tier 1, 2, and 3 mackerel vessels to move 15 nautical miles following an allowable slippage event (e.g., due to safety, mechanical failure, or excess spiny dogfish) and terminate a fishing trip and return to port following a non-allowable slippage event.

The purpose of NMFS' proposed Framework Adjustment is to consider immediate consequences when slippage occurs. The proposed measures are needed to prevent slippage, which will ensure that observers are able to sample all catch of incidentally-caught species on observed trips, providing the most accurate data for catch caps and monitoring.

Comments Deadline: May 29, 2015
Agency/Applicant: U.S. Air Force and Defense Logistics Agency

The U.S. Air Force and the Defense Logistics Agency are proposing to demolish the inactive Defense Fuel Support Point Newington (DFSP) facility. The DFSP Newington facility consists of inactive, underground bulk fuel storage tanks, associated fuel transfer structures, above ground storage tanks, above- and underground pipelines, surface and subsurface infrastructure, and a fuel offloading pier with four breasting dolphins. All storage tanks, structures, buildings, and associated infrastructure would be demolished. Underground segments of the pipeline running through public and private property from the DFSP Newington facility to the Pease Air National Guard Base would remain abandoned in place to avoid unnecessary disturbance to current property owners.

Following demolition, the property would be restored to a stabilized state that does not pose or create a hazard to human health and the environment, in compliance with existing federal, state, and local environmental laws. All leases, easements, permits, licenses or other encumbrances would be terminated to the maximum extent practicable following completion of proposed activities. The U.S. Air Force would then dispose of the property by transfer to the U.S. General Services Administration to allow for beneficial reuse.

Comments Deadline: May 29, 2015

Other Public Notices - None at this time.

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