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Hazardous Waste Compliance Section
Hazardous Waste Emergency Permit

Purpose
Provides timely authorization to treat hazardous waste in response to a specific, unexpected incident that DES determines may cause an imminent and substantial hazard to human health or the environment.

Applicability
May be issued for a non-permitted facility to treat, store or dispose of hazardous waste; or for a permitted facility to treat, store or dispose of hazardous waste not covered by an existing permit. Most permits are issued to hazardous waste generators to allow treatment of a hazardous waste that is too dangerous to transport in its current condition.

Statute and Administrative Rules
RSA 147-A:13 Hazardous Waste Management/Imminent Hazard
RSA 147-A:2, XVII Hazardous Waste Management/Definitions
Env-Hw 304.05 Permitting Hazardous Waste Facilities/Emergency Permits (Env-Hw 300 Permits)

Application
Hazardous Waste Emergency Permit Application Microsoft Word Symbol

Fee
None.

Processing Time
Immediate (if verbal), then followed by a written permit within five days. The Hazardous Waste Compliance Section considers an applicant request as high priority and expedites the response.

Term/Renewal
Term is 90 days from the date of issuance. Renewable when justified by site or extended response conditions.

Modification/Amendments
Any changes to the original permit must be communicated immediately to Hazardous Waste Compliance Section or Linda Birmingham at linda.birmingham@des.nh.gov or (603) 271-5328.

Transferability
Not transferable.

Appeals
Any person aggrieved by a final decision can appeal to the Waste Management Council in accordance with RSA 21-O:9.

Status of Current Applications
Contact Linda Birmingham at linda.birmingham@des.nh.gov or (603) 271-5328.

More Information
Reducing Hazardous Wastes in Your Business Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol (Fact Sheet WMD-HW-8)

Contact Us
Hazardous Waste Compliance Section or Linda Birmingham at linda.birmingham@des.nh.gov or (603) 271-5328.

 

 

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