The US Army Corp of Engineers and the US Environmental Protection Agency define wetlands as: "Those areas that are inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions." These areas along with surface waters and banks are protected by federal and/or state regulations.
On occasion construction and maintenance activities of NH DOT require impacts to wetland and/or surface water habitats. The Bureau of Environment assists department personnel in submitting the proper documentation necessary to obtain wetland permits from the appropriate federal and state organizations.
- Wetlands Permit Process Manual
- Best Management Practices for Routine Roadway Maintenance
- Department of the Army & State of New Hampshire - Progmmatic General Permit
- Wetland Classifications Chart
Application Materials for NHDOT Projects:
- Wetland Application Checklist
- Wetland Project Informational Form
- Dredge and Fill Permit Application (2009 NHDOT Version)
- Army Corps of Engineers Secondary Impacts Checklist (Appendix B)
- Notification of Routine Roadway & Railway Maintenance
- Matt Urban - Wetlands Program Specialist