Governing Law and Regulations
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES)
New Hampshire State Fire Marshal's Office
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. "Hazardous substances" is a broad classification that includes hazardous materials, hazardous chemicals, hazardous wastes, and petroleum products. New Hampshire does not specifically regulate hazardous substance storage. See the national section HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE for additional guidance.
Both DES and the State Fire Marshal's Office have adopted National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code 30 and NFPA Code 31, as appropriate, for the installation of all ASTs in the state. All regulated ASTs in New Hampshire must be registered with DES. For additional guidance, see the state section ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS.
New Hampshire's UST program has been approved by EPA and follows the federal rules with additional requirements for UST facilities and application fees. The owner of a UST facility must provide an application and plans to DES before beginning construction, installing a new or replacement system, or making a substantial modification of a UST. See the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.
New Hampshire follows the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations for the storage and packaging of hazardous ...