Land Resource Management
Management will begin a new internal process for reviewing incoming
permit application packages.
Alteration of Terrain Bureau,
Subsurface Systems Bureau,
will have the initial application review conducted by a team of
cross-trained administrative staff. The
Drinking Water and
Groundwater Bureau application receipt
process will not be included in the new application receipt process.
The coordinated application receipt process will
determine the presence or
absence of the minimum elements required for DES to begin technical
Application packages containing the
required elements will be accepted.
Applicants will receive
a letter indicating that their application package has been accepted. For
this will constitutethe notice of administrative completeness under
RSA 482-A:3, XIV.
Application packages missing required elements will be returned to
the applicant in their entirety,
including the fee.
Land Resources Management will include a letter identifying the
missing elements and
describing how to resubmit the application package to DES. For
Wetlands applications, this will constitute the notice of
administrative incompleteness under RSA 482-A:3, XIV.
The applicant is expected to provide copies of missing or
modified elements of the application package to the municipal clerk
and others, as required by statute or regulation.
Land Resources Management will copy the
acceptance or return letter to the municipal clerk
in the city or town where the proposed project is located.
The following types of Land Resources Management
applications will be reviewed under the new application receipt
- Wetlands Standard Dredge and Fill
- Wetland Minimum Impact Expedited
- Wetland Application for Minimum Impact
- Shoreland Applications, including Waivers
- Subsurface Subdivision Approval
- Individual Septic Disposal System
- Alteration of Terrain Applications
The following applications will not be handled
under the new process at this time:
- Wetlands Emergency Permits
- Wetlands Permits-By-Notification
- Wetlands Forestry, Trails and Utility
- Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau
As winter weather approaches, the New Hampshire State
Police, Department of Transportation, and
Department of Environmental Services remind motorists that driving
during winter storms can be dangerous
depending on conditions and driver behavior. Now is the time to
start thinking differently about how you drive in
winter conditions – before it's too late.
Prepare your vehicle by installing snow tires and an
"emergency kit" that may include jumper cables, a flashlight,
a folding shovel, rock salt, a first aid kit, emergency flares, and
Avoid driving during winter storms if possible. Drive more
slowly in anticipation of slippery conditions, even if the roads
do not appear to be slippery. Leave more room to stop safely. A
four-wheel drive vehicle will not help you stop more quickly.
Salting and plowing continue to be the best tools available
to clear the roads, but they need time to have any effect
on the driving conditions. If you notice slippery conditions, please
slow down and be assured that crews
are working to clear all roads as soon as practical.
On the interstates and turnpikes, you may encounter "tandem
plowing". That's when several plow trucks operate
across all travel lanes to efficiently clear the highway. For
everyone's safety, don't attempt to pass the plows,
and please allow extra room behind the plows – don't crowd the