Governing Law and Regulations
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Air Resources Division (ARD)
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Service's (DES) Air Resources Division (ARD) is responsible for administering and enforcing New Hampshire's air pollution rules. New Hampshire's air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP), which details basic strategies for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.
• Administration and enforcement. New Hampshire's air program is implemented and enforced by DES's ARD.
NEW HAMPSHIRE'S AIR PROGRAM
New Hampshire's SIP was officially submitted to EPA in January 1972 and is frequently ...