New Hampshire Emergency Planning and Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste generators:

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Contingency plan: New Hampshire Regulations Environmental-Hazardous Waste Programs (NH Regs. Env-Hw) 708.02(a) and NH Regs. Env-Hw 707.02(a)

Full quantity generator (FQG) requirements: NH Regs. Env-Hw 509.02

Small quantity generator (SQG) requirements: NH Regs. Env-Hw 508.02

Discharge cleanup: NH Regs. Env-Hw 513.02

Hazardous waste transporters:

Discharge reporting: NH Regs. Env-Hw 608.01

Discharge cleanup: NH Regs. Env-Hw 608.02

Community water systems: NH Regs. Environmental-Drinking Water Programs (Env-Dw) 503.21

Oil spills: New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated (RSA) 146-A:1 to 146-A:17

Regulatory Agencies

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES)

DES State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of Emergency Services, Communications, and Management Bureau of Emergency Management

Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)

Local fire departments

Local police departments

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New Hampshire generally follows federal regulations that require hazardous waste generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities to implement preparedness and prevention plans that are to be followed in the event of a facility emergency such as a fire, explosion, or release. In addition, and in accordance with federal rules, these facilities must prepare contingency plans that outline the response steps that will be taken to minimize hazards to human health and the environment. See the state section CONTINGENCY PLAN for ...

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