Draft Report & Recommendations

How to Access the Draft Report & Recommendations

The NH Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission full draft report and recommendations, Preparing New Hampshire for Projected Storm Surge, Sea-Level Rise, and Extreme Precipitation, are now available for public review and comment. The report is available for download at http://j.mp/1ROeuuE.

Hard copies of the report are also available for review at public libraries and town and city halls located in the following coastal zone municipalities: Dover, Durham, Exeter, Greenland, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Madbury, New Castle, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, North Hampton, Portsmouth, Rollinsford, Rye, Seabrook, and Stratham.

A presentation summarizing draft report highlights is also available here.

Guidelines for Submitting Comments

The Commission encourages submission of all comments. To be considered for changes to the report and recommendations, comments must be legible. Comments should:

  • Identify the name and contact information of the commenter;
  • Clearly identify the section, page number, and specific text being referenced, if applicable, and;
  • Explain the reason for a suggested change.

How to Submit Comments

The Public Comment Period begins on March 18, 2016 and ends at 4:00 p.m. EST on June 30, 2016. There are several ways to submit comments.

1. Email comments to crhc-comments@rpc-nh.org

2. Mail comments to:

Attn: Julie LaBranche
Rockingham Planning Commission
156 Water Street, Exeter, NH 03833

3. Attend a public meeting and provide comments in person. Public meetings will take place:

Meeting 1: Thursday, May 26, 2016, 7:00 p.m. @ Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, 89 Depot Road, Greenland, NH 03840

Meeting 2: Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 7:00 p.m. @ Sugden House at the Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH 03870

A flyer summarizing this initiative is available here.

For additional information about the Commission and the Draft Report & Recommendations, please explore this website and/or contact Cliff Sinnott, Commission Chair, at (603) 778-0885.