NH OEP offers technical bulletins, handbooks, the Innovative Land Use Planning Techniques Guide and Flood Lines - New Hampshire's NFIP newsletter as well as several older publications.
All documents are available in electronic format. You may order hardcopies using the online order form or by calling OEP (603) 271-2155.
Expanded Technical Bulletins
- Planning for Wireless Telecommunications
In 2000, the New Hampshire legislature passed HB733 creating a new statute, RSA 12-K to address the rising proliferation of cell towers and wireless communication facilities. In response to section 8 of the statute, OEP produced a technical bulletin to assist communities in addressing wireless communication facility development which has been revised and amended several times since its initial publication.
- Small Wind Energy Systems
In 2008 the New Hampshire legislature passed HB310, creating a framework for municipalities to regulate the construction of small-scale wind turbines. The law clarifies the obligation municipalities have to encourage renewable energy in a manner that protects the public's health, safety and welfare. It was also constructed in a flexible manner to allow municipalities to adjust their regulations to meet the individual community's goals. In compliance with HB310, the Office of Energy and Planning developed a technical bulletin on Small Wind Energy Systems. The bulletin presents a summary of HB310 and includes a model ordinance to aid communities in drafting regulations that conform with state laws.