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. With a few exceptions, New Hampshire incorporates by reference the federal land disposal restrictions (LDRs), including the Phase IV federal LDRs and best demonstrated available technology (BDAT). The state, however, did not adopt the following federal LDRs because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not delegated authority to states to implement these rules (NH Regs. Env-Hw 1202.02(a)):
—Case-by-case extensions (40 CFR 268.5)
—No-migration variances (40 CFR 268.6)
—Alternative treatment methods (40 CFR 268.42(b))
—Variances from treatment standards (40 CFR 268.44)
See LDR Exceptions in the national section LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS for more information about these extensions and variances.
Other federal LDRs that New Hampshire has not adopted address disposal in underground injection wells as the state prohibits the disposal of hazardous waste in these wells and the exceptions to the dilution prohibition found at 40 CFR 268.3(h). The state LDRs also add or substitute state terms for some of the federal program references within the incorporated provisions of 40 CFR 268.
• Administration and enforcement. New Hampshire's hazardous waste management program is authorized by the EPA and administered by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services' (DES) Hazardous Waste Management ...