Governing Law and Regulations
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Waste Management Division Hazardous Waste Management Bureau Hazardous Waste Program
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 incorporated by reference the federal contingency plan requirements applicable to large quantity generators for its FQGs and the federal rules for TSDFs for the state's permitted and interim status TSDFs. Note, however, that the federal rules incorporated by the state regulations are from the 2001 edition of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Because New Hampshire adopts by reference the 2001 federal contingency plan rules, it retains a federal requirement that was subsequently deleted when the federal rules were revised in 2006.
• Administration and enforcement. DES's Hazardous Waste Management Bureau administers and enforces the contingency plan rules in New Hampshire.