New Hampshire Chemicals regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Hampshire Chemicals: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Mercury: New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated (RSA) 149-M:51 to 149-M:58

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Definitions: RSA 149-M:51

Notification: RSA 149-M:52

Mercury ban: RSA 149-M:53

Exemptions: RSA 149-M:53

Phosphates: RSA 485-A:55 to 485-A:57

Ban: RSA 485-A:56

Definitions: RSA 485-A:55

Penalty: RSA 485-A:57

Regulatory Agencies

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES)

New Hampshire Department of Safety (DOS)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2

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 implemented legislation banning specific products containing mercury, aimed at reducing mercury in the environment. New Hampshire manufacturers, importers, and distributors will need to comply with such state mercury-added product bans. In addition, New Hampshire limits the amount of phosphates in household cleaning products sold in the state.

New Hampshire has adopted the federal hazardous materials transportation regulations with additional hazmat reporting requirements. See the state section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS and the national section IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for a summary of federal requirements. In addition, a security plan may be required by hazardous materials transporters. The plan must include an assessment of possible transportation security risks for hazmat shipments. See the national section SECURITY for more information.

Internationally, a number of countries have developed or are developing laws with restrictions on the import of hazardous substances and electronic equipment that contain certain hazardous chemicals. See the ...

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