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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Waste Management Division Hazardous Waste Management Bureau Hazardous Waste Compliance Section
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal.
• Rules. New Hampshire follows the federal rules for determining whether a waste exhibits a hazardous waste characteristic. See the national section CHARACTERISTIC WASTE for more information. However, to determine the characteristics of corrosivity, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) has added a state criterion to those specified under the federal rules.
Wastes may be classified as hazardous because of their characteristics or if they have been placed on hazardous waste lists by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). See the state sections HAZARDOUS WASTE DETERMINATION and LISTED WASTES for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. The DES Hazardous Waste Compliance Section administers and enforces the state's rules for determining characteristic hazardous wastes.