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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Waste Management Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The New Hampshire rules for exporting and importing hazardous waste to and from a foreign country are the same as the federal regulations. The federal hazardous waste export and import regulations were revised, effective December 31, 2016, and are in effect in all states as of that date. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) will amend its regulations to mirror the revised federal provisions, which are more stringent than the ones they replaced. In the meantime, the federal regulations must be followed in the state. See the national section HAZARDOUS WASTE EXPORTS AND IMPORTS for detailed information.
Internationally, a number of countries have laws with restrictions on the import of hazardous substances and electronic equipment that contain certain hazardous chemicals. See the national sections CHEMICALS and ELECTRONICS for more information concerning these international directives.
• Administration and enforcement. The DES and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 office jointly administer and enforce rules governing the exporting and importing of hazardous wastes in New Hampshire.