Governing Law and Regulations
The State and Its Government: New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated (RSA) Title 1
Towns, Cities, Village Districts, and Unincorporated Places: RSA Title 3
Taxation: RSA Title 5
Public Defense and Veterans' Affairs: RSA Title 8
Public Health: RSA Title 10
Public Safety and Welfare: RSA Title 12
Motor Vehicles: RSA Title 21
Labor: RSA Title 23
Occupations and Professions: RSA Title 30
Trade and Commerce: RSA Title 31
Public Utilities: RSA Title 34
Insurance: RSA Title 37
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry: RSA Title 40
Conveyances and Mortgages of Realty: RSA Title 48
Water Management and Protection: RSA Title 50
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES)
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. In New Hampshire, the counterpart to EPA is DES. DES is responsible for protecting New Hampshire's land, water, and air from pollution and implements the state's environmental laws and regulations.
• Administration and enforcement. New Hampshire is working with EPA on an ongoing basis for authority to implement its own state air, water, and waste management rules. To receive federal authorization, DES's air, water, and waste management rules must be at least as stringent as the federal rules. To maintain federal authorization, DES is required to continue to either adopt EPA's latest environmental rules or implement more stringent state standards. EPA's Region 1 office administers and enforces the federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program ...