Instream Flow Target Fish Community RFP

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is seeking qualification statements and proposals from firms interested in conducting a state-wide Target Fish Community assessment. Candidates should have extensive professional experience in evaluating reference river conditions, fish collections and hydrogeomorphologic features related to fish habitat use. The available funding for this work is $50,000.

ISF Target Fish Community RFP Information

Please contact Wayne Ives if you are interested in applying. You are also invited to forward the Request for Proposals if you know of qualified firms that may be interested.

Wayne Ives, P.G., Hydrogeologist
Instream Flow Specialist
Watershed Management Bureau
NH Department of Environmental Services
PO Box 95 – 29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03302-0095
603-271-3548
Wayne.Ives@des.nh.gov

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Next RMAC Meeting – January 13, 2017

The next RMAC meeting is planned for Friday, January 13, 2017, and will include  an RMAC meeting and a joint meeting with the LMAC. as well as the Public Hearing for the Rivers Program rules, Env-Wq 1800. The meeting location for all 3 meetings will be rooms 111-114 at the NHDES Offices, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH. All of the meetings are open to the public.

Proposed Meeting Times:

LMAC                                    9:00 – 11:00 AM
Joint LMAC/RMAC           11:15 AM – 1:15 PM
RMAC                                   1:30 – 3:30 PM
RMPP Rules Public Hearing 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Meeting Documents:

2016.10.04 RMAC Minutes DRAFT

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RMAC Meeting – October 4, 2016

The RMAC met on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, and included both an RMAC meeting as well as a joint meeting with the LMAC. The meetings were held at the NHDES Offices, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH in Conference Rooms 110-112. All RMAC meetings are open to the public.

Meeting Schedule:

RMAC   9:00 – 11:00 AM
Joint      11:15 AM – 1:30 PM
LMAC    1:45 – 3:45 PM

RMAC Meeting Documents:

2016.10.04 RMAC Meeting Agenda

2016.04.05 RMAC Minutes DRAFT

Summary of 2016 Changes to RSA 483

SLR 16-006 Canaan, VT – CORD is considering a proposed SLR from DRED to dispose of a 20′ wide underground water line utility easement along 5,600 linear feet of the North Stratford-Beecher Falls Rail Trail between Canaan and Beecher Falls, VT. RMAC leadership has proposed a categorical exclusion for this disposal as the impact of this proposal as a ROW easement appears not to impinge on any other uses of this property by the public , or have long term ecological impacts. RMAC leadership has proposed conditioning its response with 1) ROW easement granted has no rights to permanently  impinge on use of the ROW as either a recreation trail or future rail or other transportation purpose in the future,  and 2) that all construction would use appropriate BMPs to avoid any threat to water quality. Comments due Sept. 30th!

Joint RMAC/LMAC Meeting Documents:

2016.10.04 Joint RMAC/LMAC Meeting Agenda

Right to Know Memorandum (138 pages) – If you have the time, please review Chapter IV of this document, which is only 13 pages.

Instream Flow Rulemaking Information – The current draft rule segments and meeting schedule is available here.

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Warner River SLR – 9 acre property

DOT SLR – 9 acres in Warner (DOT’s description)

Warner SLR 9ac Maps

DRAFT RMAC Ltr to DOT re Warner 9ac

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RMAC Meeting – April 5, 2016

The RMAC met on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 1:00 PM. The meeting was held at the NHDES offices, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH in Conference Rooms 111-112. All RMAC meetings are open to the public.

Meeting Documents:

2016.04.05 RMAC Meeting Agenda

2016.01.28 RMAC DRAFT Minutes
2016.01.28 JOINT Meeting Minutes DRAFT

DRAFT Routine Roadway BMP Manual 2016-03-29
DRAFT Routine Roadway BMP Appendix 2016-03-29
2016-04-01 General Criteria for Project Activities (Posted 4/3)

The most current version of the 2016 RMAC-LMAC Legislation Tracking spreadsheet can be found on the Legislation page. In addition, please review:
SB352 Dock amendment (Posted 4/4)

DOT Warner River SLR – updated
Interest Letter from Town of Warner
RMAC Ltr to DOT re Warner 20160405 DRAFT (Posted 4/3)

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RMAC Meeting – January 28, 2016

The RMAC met on Thursday, January 28, 2016, both in a joint meeting with the LMAC as well as a separate RMAC meeting. The meetings were held at the NHDES Offices, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH in Conference Rooms 110-112. All RMAC meetings are open to the public.

Meeting Times:

LMAC  9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Joint LMAC/RMAC  11:15 AM – 1:15 PM
RMAC  1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Joint RMAC/LMAC Meeting Materials:

2016.01.28 JOINT Meeting Agenda

RMAC Meeting Materials:

2016.01.28 RMAC Meeting Agenda

2015.10.13 RMAC Minutes DRAFT

NH Instream Flow Program Update

The most current version of the 2016 RMAC-LMAC Legislation Tracking spreadsheet can be found on the Legislation page.

Shoreland Advisory Committee Summary Report 12.2015 – The report is 2 pages, the rest is appendices.

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