New Hampshire Corrective Action regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Hampshire Corrective Action: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Corrective action rules for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management units: New Hampshire Regulations-Environmental Hazardous Waste (NH Regs. Env-Hw) 708.02(a)(11)

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Corrective action management unit (CAMU) rules: 40 CFR 264.550 to 264.552

Temporary unit (TU) rules: 40 CFR 264.553

Staging pile rules: 40 CFR 264.554

Regulatory Agencies

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Waste Management Division Hazardous Waste Management Bureau Hazardous Waste Program

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. New Hampshire has adopted the federal corrective action program for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management units but has not adopted the rules for CAMUs, TUs, or staging piles. However, the federal rules for CAMUs, TUs, and staging piles are in effect in New Hampshire because these rules were promulgated under the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

Federal EPA issued new federal rules for CAMUs, effective April 2002, which are, in general, more stringent than the earlier federal CAMU rules. Because the 2002 CAMU rules were promulgated under, and are more stringent than, the state CAMU rules, they are in effect in New Hampshire. See the national section CORRECTIVE ACTION to review these rules.

Administration and enforcement. DES's Hazardous Waste Management Bureau administers and enforces the corrective action rules in New Hampshire, except for the CAMU, TU rules, and staging pile rules, which are administered ...


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