Governing Law and Regulations
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES)
DES State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of Emergency Services, Communications, and Management Bureau of Emergency Management
Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)
Local fire departments
Local police departments
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 generally follows federal regulations that require hazardous waste generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities to implement preparedness and prevention plans that are to be followed in the event of a facility emergency such as a fire, explosion, or release. In addition, and in accordance with federal rules, these facilities must prepare contingency plans that outline the response steps that will be taken to minimize hazards to human health and the environment. See the state section CONTINGENCY PLAN for ...