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Upcoming Closures

May 27, 2024 - Memorial Day

UPCOMING EVENTS

TAC Meeting
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 @ 2 PM
Location: Tuftonboro Library
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Executive Board Meeting
May 8, 2024 @ 9 AM
LRPC, 1st Fl Conf Rm - Humiston Bldg
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Commissioner Meeting
April 22, 2024 @ 6 PM
Location: Chocorua Library
 

ABOUT US

The Lakes Region Planning Commission is a unique association of local governments that provides comprehensive planning services to meet the diverse needs of New Hampshire's Lakes Region. Our mission is to provide effective planning in order to achieve and sustain a quality environment, dynamic economy, and local cultural values by supporting community efforts through leadership, education, technical assistance, information, advocacy, coordination, and responsive representation.


DONATE - HHW PROGRAM

Donate to LRPC's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program via PayPal.  Thank you for helping to support this important Lakes Region program.

LATEST NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Planning Lunches at Noon (PLAN) Webinar Series
Conducted by the Office of Planning and Development (OPD) every third Thursday from 12 pm to 1 pm, these webinars focus on various planning and zoning topics.
Click here to view upcoming webinars or click on the 'More News' link below for additional information.
 

NH DOE Newsletter #21
On December 22, 2023, the DOE released a newsletter which contains several energy related funding opportunities, news and updates. Click here to view a copy.

 


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NEWS/PRESS RELEASES

Underused Properties May See Interest

For more information, call:
Matt Rose, LRPC Solid Waste Planner
603-279-5336


The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) was recently awarded $475,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Program to assist Lakes Region communities with assessments of vacant and underutilized sites that remain in that state due to concerns about environmental contamination from hazardous materials. According to Jeff Hayes, LRPC Executive Director, our goals for the funding include “creating and preserving open space, increasing economic opportunities in the Lakes Region, and reducing the threat to human health and the environment. Our previous Brownfields funding led to the clean-up of sites in Bristol, Franklin, Ashland, and Tilton, as well as a special assessment for the Lakes Region Facility in Laconia. EPA has given this region another opportunity to work on more eligible properties.”
 
This new award will enable LRPC to hire a qualified environmental firm to conduct Phase 1 and Phase 2 studies of Brownfields in the Lakes Region. Phase 1 assessments examine current and former uses of a property in order to determine the potential for environmental issues. Phase 2 studies involve collecting laboratory samples and data necessary to confirm or dismiss any environmental questions identified during Phase 1. These studies are important steps before clean-up and reuse can occur. Brownfields sites are defined under the Brownfields Revitalization Act of 2002 as “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.”
 
The LRPC plans to initiate the program this Spring 2024, and to conclude the program within the next three years. An association of 30 communities, the LRPC has active programs in land use and environmental planning, transportation, watershed protection, economic development, technical assistance, and information services. For additional information about the federal Brownfields program in New England, see http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/region1. For other questions, please contact the LRPC at 603-279-5336.

Affordable Wastewater Infrastructure

USDA and EPA strengthen partnership to improve access to modern and affordable wastewater infrastructure for people in rural America. Click here for more information.

LRPC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Grant Opportunity
The Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program has recently (December 2023) provided $1.7 billion in Federal funding through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. These funds are available for regional, local, and Tribal initiatives for use in supporting planning, infrastructure, behavioral, and operational ingenuities to prevent death and serious injury on roads and streets. Applications are now being accepted with various deadlines depending on the type of grant, the earliest of which is April 4, 2024. Click here for more information, resources, deadlines, and instructions on how to apply.