Governing Law and Regulations
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Division of Water Wetlands Bureau
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) New England District
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New Hampshire requires that a state permit be obtained whenever work is to be done in the bank or bed of a natural water body. The state permits are in addition to the federal requirements for a dredge and fill permit for activities affecting wetlands under the Clean Water Act Section 404. See the ...