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For Immediate Release
January 15, 2021


Zachary Lorch, NHDES Permit Engineer
(603) 271-5328 |

Public Notice: Site-Specific Variance Petition from Applicable Land Disposal Restriction Standards for New England Metal Recycling

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) requests public comment on its preliminary
decision to grant a site-specific variance petition from certain LDR standards for waste generated at NEMR, 290
Knox Marsh Road in Madbury, New Hampshire (DES Site #198705022).

Auto shredder residue (ASR) buried at the site is a hazardous waste because of lead concentrations. The ASR will
be excavated, treated with a stabilizing agent, and sampled to determine if it can be managed as a non-hazardous
solid waste. NEMR has requested alternative treatment standards for three constituents that are present in the
ASR. These three constituents do not make the ASR a hazardous waste but must be addressed before the ASR can
be disposed in a landfill.

Petition documents are available for review at the following locations: NHDES’ office, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord,
NH, by appointment only at (603) 271-2919; and Madbury Public Library, 11 Town Hall Road, Madbury, NH, during
regular library hours.

Petition documents are also available online:
Initial Submittal
Supplemental Information
NHDES Preliminary Decision

Any person may submit comments and/or request a public hearing on the preliminary decision during the
comment period. A request for a hearing must state the issues to be raised and explain why written comments
would not suffice to communicate the person’s views. If a public hearing is requested and determined to be
warranted, it will be held virtually on February 22, 2021, at 10 AM and announced on NHDES’ public comment

Comments or requests for a public hearing must be submitted in writing, postmarked/time stamped no later than
February 15, 2021, to:

Zachary Lorch
NHDES - Waste Management Division
P.O. Box 95, 29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03302-0095
Telephone: (603) 271-5328

After the public comment period has ended, NHDES will prepare a summary of comments and responses for all
public comments received and make a final decision to grant or deny the petition.

The public comment period opens January 15, 2021, and closes February 15, 2021.