Governing Law and Regulations
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's hazardous waste management rules include the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules and several more stringent state requirements. The state's rules apply to hazardous waste generators; transporters; owners and operators of a treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF); handlers of universal wastes; and handlers of used oil.
Note: New Hampshire regulates more wastes as hazardous wastes than are regulated as hazardous wastes under the federal rules. See the state section LISTED WASTES for more information. Those who generate, transport, treat, store, or dispose of a New Hampshire–listed hazardous waste are subject to the state's hazardous waste management rules.
• Administration and enforcement. New Hampshire has received RCRA authorization from EPA. RCRA authorization allows the DES Hazardous Waste Management Bureau to enforce the state's hazardous waste ...