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Intergovernmental Review Process

Under NH's Intergovernment Review Process (IRP), it is the responsibility of OEP to receive, disseminate, summarize, and notify the appropriate federal agency of the
significance and acceptability of proposed federal or federally assisted programs or activities.

In 1982, President Ronald Reagan signed Executive Order 12372, which is intended to foster a strengthened intergovernmental partnership between the various levels of government. The Executive Order requires federal agencies to provide for consultation with state and local governments that supply non-federal funds for proposed federal financial assistance projects or direct federal development.

In 1983, New Hampshire issued Executive Order 83-10, which designated the Director of the Office of Energy and Planning (formerly Office of State Planning) as the Single Point of Contact (see Appendix VI in the description and background document below). Under her/his direction, the Single Point of Contact identifies state agencies that should be involved in the planning and development of activities covered by Executive Order 12372, and provides these agencies with the opportunity to evaluate proposals.

New Hampshire's nine (9) Regional Planning Agencies (RPAs) are designated as the Regional Clearinghouses and will coordinate and assist in the formulation of local government comments on programs and activities subject to the review.

For more information, contact:

Single Point of Contact (SPOC)
Michele Zydel
Phone: (603) 271-2155
Fax (603) 271-2615
Email: irp@nh.gov

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NH Office of Energy and Planning
Governor Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park
Johnson Hall, 3rd Floor  |  107 Pleasant Street  |  Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2155  |  fax: (603) 271-2615