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Site Evaluation Committee

The Site Evaluation Committee is responsible for issuing certificates to energy facilities such as natural gas pipelines and certain electric generating and transmission facilities. The Committee is also authorized to impose terms and conditions upon such certificates and to monitor the construction and operation of the certificated facilities.

The Site EvaluationCommittee is comprised of the following members:

  • 162-H:3 Site Evaluation Committee Established. –
        I. There is hereby established a committee to be known as the New Hampshire site evaluation committee consisting of 9 members, as follows:
           (a) The commissioners of the public utilities commission, the chairperson of which shall be the chairperson of the committee;
           (b) The commissioner of the department of environmental services, who shall be the vice-chairperson of the committee;
           (c) The commissioner of the department of resources and economic development;
           (d) The commissioner of the department of transportation;
           (e) The commissioner of the department of cultural resources or the director of the division of historical resources as designee; and
           (f) Two members of the public, appointed by the governor, with the consent of the council, at least one of whom shall be a member in good standing of the New Hampshire Bar Association, and both of whom shall be residents of the state of New Hampshire with expertise or experience in one or more of the following areas: public deliberative or adjudicative proceedings; business management; environmental protection; natural resource protection; energy facility design, construction, operation, or management; or community and regional planning or economic development.

More information about the Site Evaluation Committee can be found at NH RSA Chapter 162-H or by calling the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services at 603-271-3503.


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