Governing Law and Regulations
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Air Resources Division
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New Hampshire has adopted the federal New Source Performance Standards and the national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants, which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions. In addition, the DES has promulgated standards for the control of fugitive dust and visible emissions.
• Administration and enforcement. DES's Air Resources Division administers and enforces the state's fugitive emissions regulations.
FUGITIVE PARTICULATE MATTER EMISSIONS
NH Regs. Env-A 1002.01 to 1002.03
Precautions, such as wetting, covering, shielding, or vacuuming, must be taken to prevent, abate, and control fugitive emissions from any activity with the potential for such emissions, including:
- Commercial mining activities
- Construction activities, including building, paving, sweeping, trenching, excavating, filling, or other activity associated with the building of streets, roads, highways, parking lots, shopping centers, or housing developments
- Maintenance activities, including sweeping, vacuuming, or other activity involved with ...