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Hazardous Waste Transporter Program
Hazardous Waste Transporter Registration

Hazardous waste transporters represent the link between the generation of hazardous wastes by New Hampshire businesses and the proper treatment, storage, and disposal of such wastes at authorized facilities. DES regulates approximately 2,000 hazardous waste generators, which are served by approximately 150 New Hampshire-registered hazardous waste transporters.

Purpose
To assure proper vehicle identification, personnel training, contingency planning, emergency preparedness, financial responsibility, manifest management, and record keeping and reporting when transporting hazardous waste in and through New Hampshire.

Applicability
All transporters of hazardous waste that operate within or pass through New Hampshire, including transporters of hazardous wastes destined for recycling, must be registered in this state.

Statute and Administrative Rules
RSA 147-A:6
Hazardous Waste Rules (Env-Hw 600 and Env-Hw 807)

Application
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Fee
None.

Processing Time
Six to eight weeks.

Term/Renewal
Annual renewal. Registration period is from July 1 of a given year through June 30 of the following year.

Modification/Amendments
Transporter shall notify DES within 15 days of the following changes: company name; physical location or mailing address; company contact; telephone number; EPA identification number; ownership or company control; and majority of voting shares to a new entity.

Transferability
Non-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 Maria Michel at (603) 271-3203 or by email at maria.michel@des.nh.gov.

More Information
The transporter must maintain compliance with DES Administrative Rule Env-Hw 600 concerning such issues as proper vehicle identification, personnel training, contingency planning, emergency preparedness, financial responsibility, manifest management, and record keeping and reporting. A distinction should be made between the transportation of hazardous "wastes" (i.e., contaminated solids, liquids, and gases), which are regulated by DES, and hazardous "materials" (i.e., virgin chemical products or reagents intended for use in product manufacturing), which are regulated by the NH Department of Safety. Information on transporting hazardous materials can be found at www.nh.gov/safety/ or by calling (603) 271-0333.

Contact Us
Hazardous Waste Transporter Program website or (603) 271-3203.

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