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NH Voluntary Salt Applicator Certification & Liability Protection

Beginning in November 2013 Commercial Salt Applicators certified by DES under RSA 489-C – and property owners or managers who hire them -- are granted liability protection against damages arising from snow and ice conditions under RSA 508:22. The purpose of the voluntary certification program is to:

1. Improve efficiency in salt use, such that the least amount of salt is used to ensure safe conditions on surfaces traveled by pedestrians and vehicles in winter conditions;

2. Reduce the amount of salt used by commercial applicators, as measured in tons of salt per acre per year, over time while maintaining safe conditions for pedestrians and vehicles in winter conditions; and

3. Establish a voluntary system for commercial salt applicators to track their salt use and provide information annually to the salt accounting system.

Application Form

Training

  • Green SnowPro training program Follow this link to sign up for the required Green SnowPro training and refresher courses offered by the UNH Technology Transfer Center.
  • SIMA link ) Follow this link for additional on-line refresher course offerings through SIMA’s Advanced Snow Management program. Courses include: Core Principles (a pre-requisite for the other courses), Ice Management, Plowing Operations, and Sidewalk Operations.

Program Requirements

  • Annual Report {also referred to as Free Salt Accounting System} Certified applicators are required to submit annual reports of salt use.
  • Program Rules and scroll down to Env-Wq 2200 Voluntary Certified Salt Applicator Program for the administrative rules governing the certification program.
  • Video summary of Certfication Program YouTube Symbol - Derry Community Television interview with Patrick Woodbrey, NHDES Salt Reduction Coordinator
  • List of NHDES Certified Salt Applicators Microsoft Excel Symbol Use arrows at top of columns to sort by: Name, Affiliation or Business Address.

Look for the Green SnowPro logo in your snow removal contractor’s window and be sure to check with your contractor to confirm their certification is up to date, or contact Patrick Woodbrey at DES:
Patrick.Woodbrey@des.nh.gov or (603) 271-5329.

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