New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Waste Management Division Hazardous Waste Compliance Section
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal.
• Rules. New Hampshire regulations for identifying characteristic hazardous waste are the same as the federal regulations, including the criteria for identifying hazardous waste by the characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, and toxicity. The federal characteristic waste requirements are described in the national section CHARACTERISTIC WASTE.
Wastes may be classified as hazardous because of their characteristics or if they have been placed on hazardous waste lists by EPA. See the state sections HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) and LISTED WASTES for additional guidance.
Many wastes that have been determined not to be hazardous wastes may still be dangerous and have special handling requirements for disposal. Nonhazardous wastes are managed under New Hampshire solid waste regulations. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.
New Hampshire does not have EPA authority to delist Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) wastes generated at specific facilities. Petitions to delist RCRA wastes must be filed with EPA Region 1. See the state section DELISTING PETITIONS for delisting information that must be provided to DES.
• Administration and enforcement. DES's Hazardous ...