To ensure that sludge which is land-applied for beneficial reuse will protect human health and the environment. The beneficial reuse of sludge provides nutrients at rates that support agriculture, along with beneficial organic material.
Any person proposing to land apply sludge needs a sludge site permit.
Sludge Site Permit Application
$100 for sites with 5 or fewer acres, $150 for those with greater than 5 but less than or equal to 10 acres, and $300 for sites greater than 10 acres in size. Municipalities are exempt.
Typically four to six months after application is deemed complete.
Term is five years. Permits are renewed by submitting an updated Sludge Site Permit Application, and the applicable fee, no later than 120 days prior to the permit expiration date.
Permit holders must submit a Sludge Permit Modification Applicationand obtain approval.
Permits may be transferred with prior approval by Wastewater Engineering Bureau, Residual Management Section according to Env-Wq 804.06.
Permitting a Biosolids and/or Short Paper Fiber Site in New Hampshire (Fact Sheet WD-WEB-17)
Wastewater Engineering Bureau, Residual Management Section or (603) 271-3908.
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