LMAC Meeting – March 31, 2014

The next LMAC meeting will be held Monday, March 31, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, with a subsequent public information session about the Wetlands Program Rulemaking and Process Improvement Effort from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. The meetings will be held at the NH DES Offices, rooms 111 and 112, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH. LMAC members are encouraged to attend the Wetlands Program session.

LMAC Meeting Documents:

2014.03.31 LMAC Agenda

2013.12.05 DRAFT LMAC Minutes
2013.12.05 Draft JOINT RMAC/LMAC Minutes

Link to the most current version of the 2014 RMAC-LMAC Legislative Tracking Spreadsheet can be found on the Legislation page.
Proposed LMAC P&L Subcommittee Policy and Procedure DRAFT

DES Lake Assessment Program Update – Trophic Survey Program Summary for LMAC_2014.03.31

DRAFT New Hampshire Non-Point Source Management Plan – Please read at least the Overview (page 1) and hopefully the Introduction (pages 2 -3) even if you do not have time to read the complete 88 page document.

Ossipee Lake Natural Area – background information

2014 PSU Report – “NH’s Citizens Value and Use Water in Many Ways” – Executive Summary

Wetlands Program Public Information Session:

Wetlands Program Discussion Guide

Wetlands Program Rulemaking and Process Improvement Effort - webpage and background information

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Surplus Land Review – Laurel Lake in Fitzwilliam

LMAC Members: Please review the proposed Surplus Land Disposal below. Lakes Program staff are recommending a categorical exclusion with two conditions based on the de minimis impact on Laurel Lake resulting from the sale. If you disagree with this decision and feel that this SLR should be discussed and voted on in an LMAC meeting, please respond to Lakes Program staff by 12:00 PM on Thursday, February 20, 2014.

Summary: NHF&G is proposing to sell 1.5 acres to the town of Fitzwilliam near Laurel Lake. F&G had purchased the property with the idea of creating a parking area for users of the boat ramp that is directly across the street, but which is on a very narrow strip of land between the lake and the road such that there is no room for a parking lot next to the lake. Since the F&G purchase, the town has taken ownership of the boat ramp, and would like to purchase the property for a public parking area for users of the ramp. Because the sale of the property will maintain the use for which the property was originally purchased, and because it will enhance public access to the lake, we suggest not opposing the sale with two conditions: 1) the parking lot is truly public (the information provided indicates it will be, but there is nearby on-street parking limited to town residents for using the town beach, so we want to be sure) and 2) that stormwater BMPs, including maintenance of a forested buffer next to the road, be used to eliminate any runoff from the new parking area into the lake as a result of at least a 1-inch storm event. The lot is relatively steep, and runoff from it could be a significant source of pollution to the lake if the parking area is not built to prevent it.

SLR 14-020 FITZWILLIAM

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December 5, 2013 LMAC and Joint LMAC/RMAC Meetings

The next LMAC meeting and joint LMAC/RMAC meeting will be held Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the NH Fish & Game Offices, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH.

Meeting Times:

  • LMAC Meeting 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM
  • Joint RMAC/LMAC Meeting- 11:00 AM – 1:15 PM

New! Post-Meeting Documents:

LMAC Meeting – SB60 Report, Chapter 245:1, Laws of 2009
- HB588 Report (NH F&G Sustainability)

Joint Meeting – Map of State Managed Land Abutting Water (as of 2007)

LMAC Meeting Documents:

2013.12.05 LMAC Meeting Agenda

2013.11.07 DRAFT LMAC Meeting Minutes

The list of proposed 2014 LSRs to track can be found on the Legislation page. We will be reviewing the 2014 LSRs to determine which ones the LMAC should track.

NH Comprehensive Lake Inventory – We will be presenting an overview of the NH Lake Inventory method developed by the LMAC in 2010. We recommend quickly skimming the document prior to the meeting, unless you are fascinated and have time to read all 127 pages.

DRAFT DES 2012 Annual Report to the Public Waters Access Advisory Board

Joint LMAC/RMAC Meeting Documents:

2013.12.05 JOINT RMAC-LMAC Meeting Agenda

Instream Flow Program – The Lakes and Rivers Subcommittee’s recommendation to DES for policy regarding Comprehensive Surface Water Resource Management.

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LMAC Meeting November 7, 2013

The next LMAC meeting will be held Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am in Room 112  at the DES Offices in Concord, NH.

Meeting Documents:

2013.11.07 LMAC Agenda

2013.07.25 DRAFT LMAC Meeting Minutes

The list of proposed 2014 LSRs to track can be found on the Legislation page.

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LMAC Meeting July 25, 2013

The next LMAC meeting will be held Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Newfound Lake. The business meeting will take place from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Hebron Town Office, 7 School Street, Hebron, NH 03241. A boat tour of the lake and water quality monitoring will take place from 12:30 – 2:30 PM, and will meet at the Grey Rocks Conservation Area located off of North Shore Road in Hebron.

Post-Meeting Documents:

Changes to the Shoreland Protection Act presentation
NLRA Presentation-Protecting the Watershed, Boyd Smith
UNH LLMP Presentation-Newfound WQ, Bob Craycraft

Meeting Documents:

2013.07.25 LMAC Meeting Agenda

2013.04.02 DRAFT LMAC Meeting Minutes

Application of WI Lakes Classification System in NH

Items of Interest:

Squam Lakes Recreation Mapping Survey Results – summary report
https://www.plymouth.edu/center-for-the-environment/files/2011/10/Squam-Mapping-Project-Veilleux_2013.pdf
Squam Map Results – http://www.landscapemap2.org/plymouth/mapviewer.php#

The RMAC/LMAC Legislation spreadsheet with the most recent results  of 2013 legislative activity can be found on the Legislation page.

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2012 VLAP Reports

The new 2012 Volunteer Lake Assessment Program (VLAP) reports are complete. They can be found on the DES website at:

http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/vlap/annual_reports/2012/index.htm

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LMAC Meeting April 2, 2013

The next LMAC meeting will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Rooms 110 – 111 at DES, Concord, NH.

Meeting Documents:

2013.01.23 DRAFT LMAC Meeting Minutes

2013.01.23 Draft JOINT RMAC/LMAC Meeting Minutes

2012.12.18 Draft JOINT RMAC/LMAC Meeting Minutes

Surplus Land Reviews:
Two on Greenough Pond in Wentworth’s Location:
LMAC SLR Checklist 13-005 and 13-006 Wentworth’s Location
LMAC DRAFT Procedure for SLR 2013
– Proposed changes to the existing procedure are highlighted in red.

RMPP-LMPP Statute Comparison (20 pages)

VLAP Report Example – Robinson_Hudson

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Lakes and Rivers Subcommittee Document Finalized

The Lakes and Rivers Subcommittee’s recommendation to DES for policy regarding Comprehensive Surface Water Resource Management has been submitted to Commissioner Burack on February 21, 2013. The document and cover letter are below.

FINAL Lakes and Rivers Subcommittee’s Recommendation to DES for Policy for Comprehensive Surface Water Resource Management

Joint RMAC-LMAC Lake Level and Instream Flow Report Letter

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January 23, 2013 LMAC and Joint LMAC/RMAC Meetings

The next LMAC meeting will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 9:15 am to 10:30 am in Rooms 213 – 214 at DES, Concord, NH. The RMAC and LMAC will conduct a joint meeting following this meeting from 10:45 am to 1:15 pm.

LMAC Meeting Documents:

2012.10.03 Draft LMAC Meeting Minutes

2012.12.18 Draft LMAC Meeting Minutes

The RMAC/LMAC Legislation spreadsheet with 2013 LSRs and bills can be found on the Legislation page.

Joint LMAC/RMAC Meeting Documents:

2012.12.18 Draft JOINT Meeting Minutes

DRAFT Lakes and Rivers Subcommittee’s Recommendation for Comprehensive Water Resource Management (January 15, 2013 version) – Please review the updated Draft Recommendation document. Changes to this document include shortening the titles of the Guiding Principles and adding references for Principle #7 regarding emergency conditions. Minor wording edits were also made.

NH Water Sustainability Commission Final Report - John Gilbert suggests reading the Executive Summary of the Commission’s Final Report in preparation for the meeting.
Water Sustainability Commission Final Report Summary Handout - 1 page summary

RSA 15-A FORM-2013 Statement of Financial Interest

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December 18, 2012 LMAC and Joint LMAC/RMAC Meetings

The LMAC meeting will be held from 9:00 am to 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in Rooms 112 – 114 at DES, Concord, NH.  The RMAC and LMAC will conduct a joint meeting following this meeting from 10:15 am to 1:45 pm in Rooms 112 – 114 at DES.

LMAC Meeting:

Post LMAC Meeting Documents and References
      Tropical Cyclone Effects on Lakes, Klug, 2012
      Link to Blue Water Satellite: friends@bluewatersatellite.com

Pre-LMAC Meeting Documents
  
    2012.10.03 Draft LMAC Meeting Minutes

Joint LMAC/RMAC Meeting:

Post Joint Meeting Documents
The RMAC/LMAC Legislation spreadsheet with 2013 LSRs can be found on the Legislation page.

Pre-Joint Meeting Documents
DRAFT Lakes and Rivers Subcommittee’s Recommendation for Comprehensive Water Resource Management (12/14/2012 version)

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