New Hampshire Wetlands regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Hampshire Wetlands: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

New Hampshire wetlands program: NH Revised Statutes Annotated (RSA) 482-A

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New Hampshire wetlands regulations: New Hampshire Regulations Environmental-Wetlands (NH Regs. Env-Wt) 101.01 to 904.09

Wetland projects: NH Regs. Env-Wt 303.01

Minimum impact projects: NH Regs. Env-Wt 303.04

Minor projects: NH Regs. Env-Wt 303.03

Major projects: NH Regs. Env-Wt 303.02

Wetlands permits: NH Regs. Env-Wt 501.01 to 508.02

Application content: NH Regs. Env-Wt 501.01 and NH Regs. Env-Wt 501.07

Exempted activities: NH Regs. Env-Wt 303.05

Permit By Notification (PBN): NH Regs. Env-Wt 506.01 to 506.04

Emergency permits: NH Regs. Env-Wt 503.01

Stream crossings: NH Regs. Env-Wt 901.01 to 904.09

Exemptions: NH Regs. Env-Wt 901.03

Compensatory mitigation: NH Regs. Env-Wt 801.01 to 807.19

Shoreland protection: NH Regs. Environmental-Water Quality (Env-Wq) 1401.01 to 1414.02

Permitting: NH Regs. Env-Wq 1406.01 to 1406.19

Variances: NH Regs. Env-Wq 1409.01 and NH Regs. Env-Wq 1409.02

Replacement and redevelopment: NH Regs. Env-Wq 1408.01 to 1408.04

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...

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New Hampshire Wetlands Resources

Type Title
Checklists Wetlands Project Planning Checklist
Forms WPA Form 9 - Enforcement Order
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