Governing Law and Regulations
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Waste Management Division Hazardous Waste Management Bureau Hazardous Waste Compliance Section
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New Hampshire's hazardous waste determination rules largely mirror the federal rules. However, the state did not adopt the "solid waste" prong of the federal test for hazardous waste determination, and its hazardous waste standards are stricter in several respects. New Hampshire excludes fewer substances from hazardous waste classification and has a greater number of listed wastes. For an explanation of the federal rules on hazardous waste classification, see the national section HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION).
• Administration and enforcement. The Waste Management Division of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) administers and enforces the state's hazardous waste determination rules.
HAZARDOUS WASTE CRITERIA
NH Regs. Env-Hw 401.02
New Hampshire does not use the solid waste portion of the hazardous waste determination test used by the federal rules. Instead, a waste is hazardous if it meets any of the following three criteria:
- Is listed as a hazardous ...