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 has adopted by reference federal rules 40 CFR 262.50 to 262.60 for exports of hazardous waste to foreign countries and for imports of hazardous waste from outside the United States, which are the same as the federal regulations. Transporters that transport hazardous waste out of the United States must keep a copy of the manifest for 3 years. For additional information, see the national section EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE.
Required by both the Department of Transportation (DOT) and EPA, the manifest is the shipping document that travels with hazardous waste from the point of generation. As of September 5, 2006, EPA required New Hampshire (and all states) to use the revised federal form of manifest: the new standardized Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A). New Hampshire's rules for hazardous waste manifest preparation and use must now be the same as the federal rules, and waste handlers should go to the national section MANIFESTS for guidance. In addition, New Hampshire has its own rules concerning distribution of manifest copies and manifest discrepancy reports.
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