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Solid Waste Permitting and Design Review Section
Solid Waste Emergency Facility Permit

The applicant must contact the Solid Waste Permitting and Design Review Section to report that an emergency condition exists prior to filing an application.

Purpose
To manage solid waste facilities to protect human health and the environment.

Applicability
Applies to facilities that operate for a limited period of time in response to any emergency for which no other readily available response exists and for which a delayed response to obtain another type of permit will result in an unnecessary risk to public health, safety or the environment.

Statute and Administrative Rules
RSA 149-M Solid Waste Management
Env-Sw 300 Permits

Pre-application Contact
Prior to filing an application, the applicant shall contact the department to report that an emergency condition exists.

Application
The applicant must contact the Solid Waste Permitting and Design Review Section to report that an emergency condition exists prior to filing an application. The applicant must provide information in writing to the Solid Waste Permitting and Design Review Section according Env-Sw 313.04 (see Env-Sw 300 Permits).

Fee
The fee is calculated according to Env-Sw 310.05 (see Env-Sw 300 Permits).

Processing Time
Typically within10 days after the application is deemed complete.

Term/Renewal
Permit issued for the time period required to complete the emergency response action(s) identified in the permit and complete facility closure.

Modification/Amendments
Notification of changes must be submitted in writing to the Solid Waste Permitting and Design Review Section prior any change(s) to the application upon which the permit was issued or amended.

Transferability
Permits cannot be transferred to a new owner.

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
Permit Applications Currently Under Review or Recently Approved or Denied

More Information
If strict compliance with a particular rule would cause a hardship to the certificate holder or result in an adverse effect on the environment or public health and safety, a waiver to the particular rule may be granted. The applicant must complete an Application for WaiverMicrosoft Word Symboland submit any supporting documentation.

Contact Us
Solid Waste Permitting and Design Review Section
Wayne Wheeler at wayne.wheeler@des.nh.gov or (603) 271-5185.

 

 

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