New Hampshire Surface Impoundments regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Hampshire Surface Impoundments: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste surface impoundment requirements: New New Hampshire Regulations-Environmental Hazardous Waste (NH Regs. Env-Hw) 708.03(d)(3) and NH Regs. Env-Hw 707.03(c) (interim status)

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Siting requirements: NH Regs. Env-Hw 353.09

Federal organic air emissions standards: NH Regs. Env-Hw 708.03(d)(3) and NH Regs. Env-Hw 707.03(c) (interim status)

Regulatory Agencies

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Waste Management Division Hazardous Waste Management Bureau Hazardous Waste Compliance Section

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 has incorporated by reference the federal rules for surface impoundments. The federal air emissions standards are in effect in New Hampshire. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) with surface impoundments must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees.

Administration and enforcement. DES's Hazardous Waste Management Bureau administers and enforces the rules for hazardous waste surface impoundments in New Hampshire. EPA's Region 1 office enforces the federal organic air emissions standards in New Hampshire.

State Requirements


In addition to requiring permit application and facility fees, as well as more stringent permit application standards, the state has more stringent facility location standards, many of which are applicable to surface impoundments. The state's more stringent siting ...

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