New Hampshire Hazardous Waste Determination regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Hampshire Hazardous Waste Determination: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Identification and classification of hazardous waste: New Hampshire Regulations-Environmental-Hazardous Waste (NH Regs. Env-Hw) 400

For a Limited Time receive a FREE EHS Report "Recordkeeping for EHS Managers." This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard. Download Now

Hazardous waste criteria: NH Regs. Env-Hw 401.02

Hazardous waste exemptions: NH Regs. Env-Hw 401.03

State hazardous wastes:

Characteristic corrosive wastes: NH Regs. Env-Hw 403.04

Acutely hazardous wastes: NH Regs. Env-Hw 402.04

Listed hazardous wastes: NH Regs. Env-Hw 402.01 to 402.07

Regulatory Agency

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's hazardous waste determination rules largely mirror the federal rules. However, the state did not adopt the "solid waste" prong of the federal test for hazardous waste determination, and its hazardous waste standards are stricter in several respects. New Hampshire excludes fewer substances from hazardous waste classification and has a greater number of listed wastes. The state has adopted the federal exemptions for solvent-contaminated wipes that are either laundered or disposed of in accordance with the state's requirements, which mirror the federal exclusion provisions. The state also adds criteria for determining if a waste is corrosive. For an explanation of the federal rules on hazardous waste classification, see the national section HAZARDOUS WASTE DETERMINATION.

Administration and enforcement. The Waste Management Division of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) administers and enforces the state's hazardous waste determination rules.

State Requirements


Read more about Hazardous Waste Determination