Governing Law and Regulations
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Waste Management Division
U.S. 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 does not have U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (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. However, EPA recommends that petitioners in New Hampshire contact the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) before filing a petition to find out if there are any specific procedures to follow for the waste for which delisting is sought. See the national section DELISTING PETITIONS for guidance.
For New Hampshire listed wastes, delisting petitions must be submitted to DES. See the state section LISTED WASTES for more information on New Hampshire's listed wastes. The state follows federal procedures and rules for delisting wastes generated at specific facilities, with a few additional requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA Region 1 administers and enforces the RCRA listed waste delisting petitions in New Hampshire, while DES administers and enforces delisting petitions covering the state's listed wastes. DES can also place more restrictive conditions on any EPA- granted delisting and has the power to grant partial delistings.