Governing Law and Regulations
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Waste Management Division Hazardous Waste Management Bureau Hazardous Waste Program
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The federal containment building rules are in effect in New Hampshire. There are no additional state provisions.
• Administration and enforcement. The containment building rules are administered by the federal EPA because, although EPA has authorized DES to enforce the state's hazardous waste management rules, New Hampshire has not yet incorporated these rules into its hazardous waste management program. Until DES adopts these federal rules, or more stringent state standards, EPA's Region 1 office will enforce the containment building rules in New Hampshire.