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For more information on the hearings that have taken place on the CSPA in Concord, click on the links below:

Senate EEE&D Committee Hearing on HB 1462, April 22, 2010

House RR&D Committee Hearing on HB 1462, January 20, 2010

Committee Hearings
April 22, 2009

Committee Hearings
February 19, 2009

Dec. 18, 2008

DES Hearing
Nov. 14, 2008


Joint Legislative Committee on
Administrative Rules (JLCAR) Hearing
December 18, 2008

Before DES Administrative Rules are published, they must be approved by the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (JLCAR), where members are drawn from the NH House and Senate. The JLCAR held a public hearing on DES proposed new CSPA Administrative Rules on December 18th, 2008.  Once again, our Coalition was present, testifying on behalf of shoreline owners. Although the revised rules represent an improvement, we opposed them because of the inadequacy in correcting shoreline owner problems. At this hearing, seven people testified, four of which were our Coalition members, and we were the only shoreline owners who testified --  the others were business people whose industries were affected by the CSPA.

The JLCAR approved the revised rules in an eight-to-one vote and urged the DES to work with us and others to make further improvements – which are definitely needed.  The DES has now contacted us to join the PBN Shoreland Workgroup and help further revise the Rules.


New Hampshire Shoreline Guardians

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Testimonies at
the Hearing
NEHC Proposed
Peter Rice
Paul Montrone