GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA 
State House, Concord, New Hampshire 
February 7, 2018, 10:00 a.m. 

  

CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA 

 

#1            MOP 150, I, B (1): Expenditure Approvals 

                                                STATE TREASURY 
                #A.         Authorize the Comptroller to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $320,757 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $320,756.19 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 
 

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 
                #B.          Authorize to pay the National Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Petersburgh, NY, $3,000 annual membership dues.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Fish and Game Funds.   
 

 

#2            MOP 150, I, B (2): Approval of Acceptances  

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME 
                #A.         Authorize to accept monies totaling $49,131.19 received during the period of October 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions.   
 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
               #B.          Authorize the Division of State Police to accept the donation of a Wells Cargo Trailer with a value of approximately $5,500 from the Defense Logistics Agency to be used by the Division of State Police Special Events Response Team.  Effective upon G&C approval.   
 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
                #C.          Authorize to accept direct reimbursement for professional development, green purchasing technical assistance and cooperative purchasing education from the National Association of State Procurement Officials, for an amount not to exceed $35,565.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2018.   
 

 

#3            MOP 150, I, B (3): Reports and Findings - NONE  

  

#4            MOP 150, I, B (4): Nominations, Confirmations and Appointments 

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERALS DEPARTMENT 
                #A.         Authorize the nomination of Captain Daniel L. O’Brien, Bedford, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.  This office meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 
 

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERALS DEPARTMENT 
                #B.          Authorize the nomination of Major Brett E. Pierson, Kingston, NH, to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.   
 

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERALS DEPARTMENT 
                #C.          Authorize the nomination of Colonel William T. Conway, Concord, NH, for promotion to the rank of Brigadier General, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 
 

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERALS DEPARTMENT 
                #D.          Authorize the nomination of Major Robert A. Mahoney, Londonderry, NH, for promotion fo the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This office meets all prerequisites for this grade having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 
 

 

#5            MOP 150, I, B (5): Other Items - NONE  

  

REGULAR AGENDA 

  

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                Office of Human Services 
#6            Authorize the Division of Child Support Services to accept and expend Federal Incentive Funds in the amount of $775,000 from the Federal Office of Child Support Services for the purposes of maintaining and operating the New England Child Support Enforcement System 2.0 (NECSES 2.0), as well as providing necessary funds for the Payments to Providers account.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management 
#7            Authorize the determination made by the Commissioner that on April 28, 2017 an Assistant House Leader at the Sununu Youth Service Center sustained an injury in the line of duty due to a hostile or overt act, or an act caused by another during the performance of duties which are considered dangerous in nature.  Effective upon G&C approval.   
 

#8            Authorize the determination made by the Commissioner that on December 16, 2017 a Youth Counselor III at the Sununu Youth Service Center sustained an injury in the line of duty due to a hostile or overt act, or an act caused by another during the performance of duties which are considered dangerous in nature.  Effective upon G&C approval.    

#9            Authorize the determination made by the Commissioner that on December 26, 2017 Mental Health Worker II at New Hampshire Hospital sustained an injury in the line of duty due to a hostile or overt act, or an act caused by another during the performance of duties which are considered dangerous in nature.  Effective upon G&C approval.    

                                Division of Public Health Services 
#10          Authorize the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal & Child Health Section, Injury Prevention Program to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $27,540 to fund the Opioid Overdose Surveillance Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   
 

                                Division for Children, Youth and Families 
#11          Authorize to enter into a retroactive agreement with Granite State College, Concord, NH, to develop, update and maintain learning curricula based on agency practice and policy for the professional development and learning needs of DCYF staff and other DCYF identified partners, in an amount not to exceed $2,383,851.  Effective January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019.  90% Federal, 10% General Funds.   
 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services 
#12          Authorize to exercise a renewal option and retroactively amend an existing contract with the Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., d/b/a Gateways Community Services, Nashua, NH (originally approved by G&C on 2-1-17, item #20A), for the provision of financial management services, managing payments to family caregivers for respite and support services, to issue a legislatively appropriated rate increase for these services, by increasing the price by $684,115.60 from $1,414,765.50 to an amount not to exceed $2,098,881.10, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2018 to June 30, 2019.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds.   
 

#13          Authorize to exercise renewal options and retroactively amend existing contracts with vendors as detailed in letter dated January 11, 2018, (originally approved by G&C on 10-26-16, item #14), for the continuation of Adult Day Program Services to adults ages sixty or older and adults ages eighteen and older with chronic illnesses and/or disabilities, to issue a legislatively appropriated rate increase for these services, by increasing the price by $416,567.19 from $980,954 to an amount not to exceed $1,397,521.19, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2018 to June 30, 2019.  40% Federal, 60% General Funds.    

#14          Authorize to exercise renewal options and retroactively amend existing contracts with the vendors as detailed in letter dated January 11, 2018, (originally approved by G&C on 12-21-16, item #16), for the provision of In-Home Care Services, In-Home Health Aide Services, and In-Home Nursing Services to issue a legislatively appropriated rate increase for these services, by increasing the price by $5,820,312.12 from $12,235,510.45 to an amount not to exceed $18,055,822.57, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2018 to June 30, 2019.  56% Federal, 44% General Funds.    

                                Glencliff Home 
#15          Authorize to amend an existing agreement with Blake Group Holdings Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-29-16, item #38), for a one-time cleaning and replacement of gaskets to the boiler system at the Glencliff Home, by increasing the price by $4,722.88 from $90,000 to an amount not to exceed $94,722.88.  Effective upon G&C approval through the original end date of June 30, 2019.  100% General Funds.   
 

#16          NOT USED    

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
#17          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to pay property owners $49,163.65 as documented in the Contemplated & Damage Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period of November 14, 2017 through January 17, 2018.  Effective upon G&C approval.   
 

#18          Authorize to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for amounts less than $5,000 for the sum total of $29,267.60 for the period of October 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.  

#19          Authorize the Bureau of Planning & Community Assistance to enter into a contract with the Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, to study the feasibility of a potential intermodal transportation center in the greater Keene area, in the amount of $67,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.    

#20          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with CPM Constructors Inc., Freeport, ME, for the replacement of the Red List bridge (Br. No. 150/106) that carries NH 113 (Tamworth Road) over the Bearcamp River and associated approach roadway improvements in the Town of Tamworth, on the basis of a low bid of $2,499,718.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $124,985.90 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2018.  100% Other Funds.    

                                OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES 
#21          Authorize to amend the sole source contract agreement with Smart Energy Use LLC, Meredith, NH (originally approved by the Director of Strategic Initiatives on 9-6-17), for professional services to mentor and train NH personnel associated with the Community Action Agencies of NH and their Weatherization Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $7,000 from $9,500 to $16,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   
 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
#21A      Authorize, for the benefit of the Department of Safety, to exercise a contract renewal option with NIIT Technologies, Atlanta, GA (originally approved by G&C on 8-26-15, item #36), for technical support services for additional application, development and testing requirements for existing DOS projects, by increasing the price by $845,500 from $700,000 to $1,545,500, and by extending the expiration date from June 30, 2018 to June 30, 2019.  100% Other (Agency Class 27) Funds: the agency class 27 used by DOS to reimburse DoIT for this contract with 100% DOS Highway Federal Funds.   
 

#21B       Authorize, on behalf of the Department of Safety Division of State Police, to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Valor Systems Inc., Naperville, IL, for the purpose of providing support and maintenance of Valor IMS, inclusive of Computer Aided Dispatch, Records Management and Mobile Client systems, in the amount of $653,728.  Effective upon G&C approval from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2019.  100% Other (Agency Class 27) Funds: the agency class 27 used by DOS to reimburse DoIT for this contract with 90% Highway, 10% Turnpike Funds.    

#21C       Authorize to enter into a contract with NAM Technologies Inc., Alpharetta, GA, for the purpose of providing technical consulting services for project management and business systems analysis for multiple capital projects, in the amount not to exceed $590,550.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 1, 2019 with the option to extend for up to 4 years.  100% Capital Funds.    

                                OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION 
#22          Authorize to retroactively pay an invoice for desktop supplies from The Office Pal Inc., Lakewood, NJ, in the amount of $298.92 from June 2015.  100% General Funds.   
 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD 
#23          Authorize the Division of Agricultural Development to enter into a contract with NH Print & Mail Services, Concord, NH, for the mailing preparation and management of the Weekly Market Bulletin publication, in the amount of $33,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 29, 2020.  100% General Funds.   
 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY 
#24          Authorize to enter into an agreement with SymbioSys Solutions Inc., Concord, NH, to provide continued System Maintenance, Support and Modifications for the NH Unemployment Insurance System, in the amount not to exceed $3,320,000.  Effective upon G&C approval or July 1, 2018, whichever is later, through June 30, 2020.  100% Federal Funds.   
 

#25          Authorize to accept a donation from The National Judicial College in the form of payment for tuition-related expenses for an NHES employee to attend an online course, with the value of $300.  (2)Further authorize to enter into an educational tuition agreement and to pay the remaining tuition-related expenses of $339 to The National Judicial College of behalf of the NHES employee.   

#26          Authorize to enter into an agreement with Ascentria Community Services d/b/a The Language Bank, Concord, NH, for in-person American Sign Language interpretation services, in the amount not to exceed $8,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.    

                                DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS 
#27          Authorize the Division of Travel and Tourism Development to renew a retroactive 1-year membership with the US Travel Association, Washington, DC, in the amount of $12,400 for the 2018 calendar year.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2018.  100% General Funds.   
 

#28          Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to renew a membership with the NH Campground Owners Association, Epsom, NH, for the 2017/2018 season, in the amount of $3,664.  Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  100% Agency Income.    

                                DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES 
#29          Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Coos County Sheriff’s Office, for the purpose of Operation Stonegarden (managed by the NH Department of Safety) to provide Detail Patrols.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend $24,540.56 from the Department of Safety to offset the personnel, mileage and equipment expenditures for providing Operation Stonegarden Detail Patrols.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2020.  100% Other Funds.   
 

#29A      Authorize to make unencumbered stipend payments to applicants for travel expenses related to interviews with the search committee in an amount not to exceed $1,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.    

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 
#30          Authorize to accept and expend $18,483 in federal funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the purpose of developing a comprehensive emergency management plan for the Greenland Discovery Center campus.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   
 

#30A      Authorize the transfer of $551,139 of unexpended funds from Excess Registration Fees, to the Fish and Game OHRV Fiscal Year 2018 and 209 Operating Budgets.  (2)Further authorize to create 3 full-time temporary positions, two Conservation Officer Trainees and 1 Program Assistant I.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Agency Income.    

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
#31          Authorize to accept and expend $35,204,700 in Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Funds for the purpose of implementing RSA 485-F.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund.  Fiscal Committee approved.   
 

#32          Authorize to amend a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan agreement with the City of Portsmouth (originally approved by G&C on 4-20-16, item #46), to increase funding by $3,500,000 from $75,000,000 to $78,500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% CWSRF Repayment Funds.    

#33          Authorize to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to the City of Concord, NH, in the amount of $100,000 for the purpose of restoring stream and floodplain habitat by replacing the Portsmouth Street culvert.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2023.  100% Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funds.    

#34          Authorize to enter into a grant agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission totaling $49,395 to fund a Household Hazardous Waste collection project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds.    

#35          Authorize Lanes End Inc’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Melvin Village.  

#36          Authorize Barry Williams’ request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.  

#37          Authorize Doug and Karen Beane’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro.  

#38          Authorize Todd A. Gagliano’s request to perform work on the Piscataqua River in Newington.  

#38A      Authorize to award a grant to the Town of Colebrook, NH, in the amount not to exceed $1,150,000 for water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Funds.    

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 
#39          Authorize to accept funds from the Pfizer Foundation in the amount of $500,000 to support the state of NH’s efforts to bring about positive student outcomes relative to the opioid crisis.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   
 

#40          Authorize a salary increment for the Commissioner of Education, Frank Edelblut, from unclassified position #9U119, grade KK, step 1, ($93,759.12) to grade KK, step 2 ($99,928.40), effective February 15, 2018.  

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LOTTERY COMMISSION 
#41          Authorize a sole source amendment for a contract with Intralot Inc., Duluth, GA (originally approved by G&C On 9-9-09, item #133), to add Keno game sales, at the same base rate as lottery sales, at no additional costs to the current gaming system service contract, for five additional years from June 30, 2020 to June 30, 2025.  100% Lottery Funds.   
 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
#42          Authorize the Division of State Police to accept and expend $116,609 of federal pass through funds, entitled NH State Police Virtual Private Network Installation, from the Office of Highway Safety to provide assistance to department in designing, configuring, and deploying a VPN solution.  (2)Further authorize to continue existing class 046 consultant positions for the purpose of providing assistance to departments in designing, configuring, and deploying a VPN solution.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2018.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved.   
 

#43          Authorize the Division of State Police to accept and expend an additional $580,513 from the Office of Highway Safety, entitled DWI Patrols for the purpose of reducing the number of DWI incidents statewide.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2018.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved.    

#44          Authorize the Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services to amend item #96 originally approved by G&C on August 23, 2017, by reallocating grant funds in the amount of $14,137 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant in order to re-align appropriated funds with the awarded budget for the First Responder Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend funds from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, entitled First Responder Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery grant, in the amount of $785,660 for continuing and increasing the number of first responders capable of administering naloxone; for equipping first responders; for establishing a community grant process statewide where first responders, in collaboration with the NH Department of Health and Human Services, develop a referral process so that first responders facilitate at-risk individuals connection with treatment and recovery programs; and for delivering education on basic lifesaving skills and administration of naloxone to at-risk individuals and their support systems.  (3)Further authorize to create two temporary full time positions, a Program Specialist IV (LG 25) and Program Specialist II (LG 21), for the purpose of implementing a community grant approval process; for developing and coordinating training for first responders and at-risk individuals, their family, or friends in the life-saving skills of rescue breathing and naloxone administration; for creating a data collection and evaluation system; and for coordinating a first responder referral process to facilitate at-risk individuals entry into treatment and recovery programs.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 29, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.    

#45          Authorize the Division of State Police to retroactively pay annual membership dues in the amount of $12,000 to the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Inc., Lexington, KY.  Effective upon G&C approval for the period of October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.    

                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
#46          Authorize to grant an annual salary increment to Stephen P. Johnson, Criminal Investigator, from a salary level of $63,238.76 (LG BB, Step 3) to a salary level of $66,888.12 (LG BB, Step 4).  Effective upon G&C approval, or February 16, 2018, whichever is the latter. 
 

#47          Authorize to grant an annual salary increment to Frederick J. Lulka, Criminal Investigator, from a salary level of $66,888.12 (LG BB, Step 4) to a salary level of $70,536.44 (LG BB, Step 5).  Effective upon G&C approval, or February 16, 2018, whichever is the latter.  

#48          Authorize to retroactively amend a sole source contract with Dr. Renee Robinson by changing the end date from December 8, 2017 to March 31, 2018 and by increasing the price by $9,999 from $9,999 to $19,998 in order for Dr. Robinson to aid the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the period of January 22-26, 2018.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.    

#49          Authorize to enter into subgrants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated January 23, 2018, in the amount of $480,000 from the NH Regional Drug Task Force appropriation to support drug task force program operations.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.    

#50          Authorize to enter into a subgrant with the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence in the amount of $340,165 from the US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women Sexual Support Program, for the purpose of providing services to victims of sexual assault in the State of NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2019.  

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
#51          Authorize the Division of Procurement and Support Services, Surplus Distribution Section to budget and expend prior year funds in the amount of $157,158 available from State Administrative Expense grant that was not expended in state fiscal year 2017 which will be used to pay for equipment and expenses incurred during state fiscal year 2018 as well as additional out-of-state travel for required attendance at USDA sponsored trainings.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   
 

#52          Authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $700,000,000 to cover expenditures for the month of March 2018.    

#53          Authorize the Division of Personnel’s request for a waiver of classification decisions.  Effective upon G&C approval.  

#54          Authorize the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee’s request to award a net sum of $1,500 to Ted Chen from the Department of Information Technology.  Effective upon G&C approval.    

#55          Authorize to enter into a contract with Gemini Electric Inc., d/b/a Power Up Generator Service Co., Auburn, NH, for generator maintenance and repair systems for a total cost not to exceed $38,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2019.  

#56          Authorize to enter into a contract with Generator Connection Inc., Barrington, NH, for generator maintenance and repair systems for a total cost not to exceed $76,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2019.  

#57          Authorize the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corp., Milford, NH, for the Milford Circuit Court, Milford, NH, for a total price not to exceed $4,555,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 1, 2019.  100% General Capital Funds.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $313,838 for unanticipated structural expenses for the Milford Court, bringing the total to $4,869,138.  100% Operating–General Funds.  (3)Further authorize the amount of $65,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Public Works Design and Construction clerk for oversight and engineering services provided, bringing the total to $4,934,138.  100% Capital-General Funds.    

  

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TABLED ITEMS 

 CONFIRMATION TABLED (Tabled at the 1/24/18 G&C Meeting) 
The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Kenney, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, and with Councilor Volinsky voting no, voted to table the following confirmation: 
 

Fish and Game Commission – RSA 206:2 
(Belknap County) 
Ernest G. Millette, i, Belmont                                                                                              Effective: Upon Confirmation 
Succeeding: John W. McGonagle, Gilford                                                                          Term: June 29, 2021 

 

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                                 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Tabled at the 1/10/18& 1/24/18 G&C Meeting) 
#55          Authorize to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $200,000 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs entitled Project Safe Neighborhood for the purpose of reducing violent gun and gang crimes in NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

On January 10, 2018 the Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Prescott, and with Councilor Pappas voting no, voted to table item #55 above.  

On January 24, 2018:  

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pappas, seconded by Councilor Volinsky, and with Councilor Wheeler voting no, voted to remove item #55 above from the table.  

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pappas, seconded by Councilor Volinsky made a motion to approve item #55 above.  No vote was taken.

Following discussion, the Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Kenney, and with Councilors Volinsky and Pappas voting no, voted to table item #55 which was previously tabled on January 10, 2018.  

   

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