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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Financial Assurance Mechanisms

Financial Assurance for the closure and post-closure of a permitted solid waste facility can be met by using one or a combination of the mechanisms listed in Env-Sw 1403.03. Per Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR 264.151) and the NH Solid Waste Rules, NHDES is required to use specific wording for some of the mechanisms and templates are provided below.

The dollar amount guaranteed by a financial assurance mechanism shall be no less than the estimated total closure costs determined by a facility’s closure cost estimate.

PLEASE NOTE: If using a Surety Bond or Irrevocable Letter of Credit, a Standby Trust AgreementMicrosoft Word Symbol must be established to receive the funds, if necessary.

The standby trust shall be established with a financial institution that has the authority to act as a trustee and whose operations are regulated and examined by a federal or NH state agency.

All original Financial Assurance documents must be filed with and approved by NHDES before operational approval is issued.

Permittees using the state approved local government financial test (LOGO) to satisfy financial assurance requirements for an unlined landfill may now use a one-page document to report information.



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