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Groundwater Remediation Permitting
Groundwater Management Permit

Purpose
To remedy groundwater contamination associated with the discharge of regulated contaminants, and to manage the use of contaminated groundwater. Groundwater management permits prescribe programs for periodic groundwater quality monitoring and reporting, provide for groundwater remediation either through active measures or natural attenuation, specify performance standards for remedies, and describe procedures for performing site investigations and implementing remedial action plans.

Applicability
Required at locations where Ambient Groundwater Quality Standards are exceeded. See Env-Or 603.03 Ambient Groundwater Quality Standards (Env-Or 600 Contaminated Site Management Rules).

Statute and Administrative Rules
RSA 485-C:4 Groundwater Protection Act/Rulemaking
Env-Or 600 Contaminated Site Management Rules

Application
Application for Groundwater Management Permit Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Application for Renewal of Groundwater Management Permit Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Application for Groundwater Permit Transfer Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Fee
$2,000 application fee (state and local government exempt).

Processing Time
Within 90 days from receipt of a complete application, a permit is issued or the applicant is notified in writing that additional information is required to make a decision.

Term/Renewal
Term is five years. The permittee must apply for renewal 90 days prior to its expiration date using the Application for Renewal of Groundwater Management Permit Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol form.

Modification/Amendments
A permittee may request a permit modification or termination by submitting a written request to the Groundwater Remediation Permitting program, including reasons for the modification or termination, and a table in an acceptable format summarizing all monitoring results to date. The permit will be modified, or terminated, or the request will be denied within 90 days of the request. If denied, a written response will be provided stating the reasons for the denial.

Transferability
Prior to transfer to a new permittee, the current permittee must submit a completed Application for Groundwater Permit Transfer Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol including a summary of all monitoring results to date in an acceptable format. The current permittee and the new permittee will be notified in writing within 45 days.

Appeals
Any person aggrieved by a final decision can appeal to the Waste Management Council in accordance with RSA 21-0:9.

Status of Current Applications
Groundwater Management Permit Search

More Information
The permittee must provide notice of the permit by certified mail, return receipt requested, to all owners of lots of record within the groundwater management zone within 15 days of the date the permit was issued, and provide the Groundwater Remediation Permitting program documentation of this notification within 45 days. Also, the permittee must record notice of the permit at the registry of deeds in the chain of title for each lot within the groundwater management zone within 60 days of the permit date, and submit a copy of the recorded notice to the Groundwater Remediation Permitting program within 30 days of the notice being recorded.

Example Landfill Notice of Groundwater Management Permit Microsoft Word Symbol
Example Notice of Groundwater Management Permit Microsoft Word Symbol
Notification of Proposed Groundwater Management Permit & Groundwater Management Zone Microsoft Word Symbol

Contact Us
Groundwater Remediation Permitting
Hazardous Waste Remediation Permits contact Karlee Kenison at (603) 271-6542 or karlee.kenison@des.nh.gov
Petroleum Remediation Permits contact Worthen Muzzey at (603) 271-2490 or worthen.muzzey@des.nh.gov

 

 

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