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Solid Waste Permitting and Design Review Section
Solid Waste Permit-by-Notification

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

Applicability
Certain small-scale facilities that receive 30 tons per day or less and that pose little or no threat to human health or the environment may be permitted by a Permit-by-Notification. Applies to solid waste limited public transfer stations, collection centers for select recyclables, scrap metal collection and recycling centers, truck transfer stations, centers producing certified waste derived products, and small food waste composting facilities.

Statute and Administrative Rules
RSA 149-M Solid Waste Management
Env-Sw 300 Permits
Env-Sw 1200 Permit-by-Notification Facility Requirements

Application
Limited Public Solid Waste Transfer Station/Recycling FacilityMicrosoft Word Symbol
Collection Centers for Select RecyclablesMicrosoft Word Symbol
Scrap Metal Collection and Recycling CentersMicrosoft Word Symbol
Truck Transfer StationsMicrosoft Word Symbol
Facilities Producing Certified Waste Derived Products Using Processed Non-Select Recyclable MaterialsMicrosoft Word Symbol
Small Food Waste Composting FacilityMicrosoft Word Symbol(no more than 20% of vegetable and bakery waste in the compost mixture)

Application forms for infectious waste treatment facilities/incinerators as described in Env-Sw 507.02 (Env-Sw 500 Processing or Treatment Facility Requirements) are not available at this time and therefore it is necessary to follow the application procedures outlined in Env-Sw 311 and Env-Sw 303 (Env-Sw 300 Permits).

Fee
No application fee.

Processing Time
Typically 30 days after the application is deemed complete.

Term/Renewal
Permit issued for the life of the facility.

Modifications/Amendments
Permits cannot be modified, except if the modification is a Type III or Type V modification according to Env-Sw 315. Any other modification requires a new permit according to Env-Sw 305.05(i).

Transferability
Permits cannot be transferred to a new owner, except for landfill transfers occurring automatically according to Env-Sw 1202.06(d). In most cases, a transferred facility is considered a new facility and the new owner must obtain a permit if operations continue after the property transfers according to Env-Sw 311.02(c).

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 permittee 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 fill out an Application for WaiverMicrosoft Word Symboland submit any supporting documentation.
Notice of Intent to Construct for a Solid Waste Management FacilityMicrosoft Word Symbol
Notice of Intent to Operate for a Solid Waste Management FacilityMicrosoft Word Symbol

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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