New Hampshire Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Hampshire Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan rules for treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): New Hampshire Regulations-Environmental Hazardous Waste (NH Regs. Env-Hw) 708.02(a)(10) and NH Regs. Env-Hw 707.02(a)(9) (interim status)

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Contingency plan rules for full quantity generators (FQGs): NH Regs. Env-Hw 509.02(a)(5)

Regulatory Agency

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Waste Management Division Hazardous Waste Management Bureau Hazardous Waste Program

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New Hampshire has incorporated by reference the federal contingency plan requirements applicable to large quantity generators for its FQGs and the federal rules for TSDFs for the state's permitted and interim status TSDFs. Note, however, that the federal rules incorporated by the state regulations are from the 2001 edition of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Because New Hampshire adopts by reference the 2001 federal contingency plan rules, it retains a federal requirement that was subsequently deleted when the federal rules were revised in 2006.

Administration and enforcement. DES's Hazardous Waste Management Bureau administers and enforces the contingency plan rules in New Hampshire.

State Requirements


NH Regs. Env-Hw 708.02(a)(10), NH Regs. Env-Hw 707.02(a)(9), and NH Regs. Env-Hw 509.02(a)(5)

New Hampshire retains the subsequently deleted federal provision that requires the facility owner or operator to notify DES and other appropriate state and local authorities that the facility is in compliance with 40 CFR 264/265.56(h)

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