New Hampshire RCRA regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Hampshire RCRA: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste management law and rules: New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated (RSA) 147-A, RSA 147-B, RSA 147-C, and RSA 147-D and regulations at New Hampshire Regulations-Environmental Hazardous Waste 100 to 1100, 40 CFR 264/265 Subpart AA, 40 CFR 264/265 Subpart BB, and 40 CFR 264/265 Subpart CC

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Solid (nonhazardous) waste management law and rules: RSA 149-M and regulations at New Hampshire Regulations-Environmental Solid Waste 100 to 2000

Underground storage tank (UST) management law and rules: RSA 146-C and regulations at New Hampshire Regulations-Environmental Waste Management 1401

Regulatory Agencies

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

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 waste management rules include many of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) rules as well as more stringent state requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management and USTs. New Hampshire has received RCRA authorization from EPA. RCRA authorization allows DES to administer and enforce the state's hazardous waste, solid (nonhazardous) waste, and UST management programs.

To receive RCRA authorization from EPA, a state's waste management rules must be, at the time of authorization, at least as stringent as, and consistent with, the federal RCRA rules. To maintain federal authorization, DES must adopt EPA's latest RCRA rules or adopt more stringent state standards. See the following state sections for specific information: HAZARDOUS WASTE (REGULATORY OVERVIEW)

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New Hampshire RCRA Resources

Type Title
Forms Source Reduction strategy Manual
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