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Proposed and Recently Adopted Rules

The "Proposed" section below contains copies of rules and rulemaking filing documents related to rules that NHDES has proposed but has not yet adopted. The date and time of the public hearing and the deadline for filing public comment is listed for each proposed rule, as is a link to the email for the staff contact for the rulemaking. Unless otherwise specifed, all rulemaking hearings are held at the NHDES offices at 29 Hazen Drive, Concord. Under 2011 amendments to RSA 541-A, an agency may choose to prepare and seek public comment on a Draft Final Proposal prior to filing a Final Proposal for review by the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules ("JLCAR"). If a Draft Final Proposal is prepared, it will be posted on this page with the date and time of the public hearing if one has been scheduled and the deadline for submission of written comments. Final Proposed rules are posted once the rule has been filed for review by the JLCAR.

The "Recently Adopted" section below contains copies of rules that NHDES has adopted but not yet certified. Until the certified text is available, the adopted text is the official text of the rules. For rulemakings that amend only a portion of a set of existing rules, the amendments posted here must be read in conjunction with the remaining rules (available at the NHDES Certified Rules page).

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Proposed:

This contains copies of rules and rulemaking filing documents related to rules that the Department has proposed. These rules have not been adopted. Please note the following:

  1. For Initial Proposals, the public comment period is noted on the associated Rulemaking Notice. If the public comment period has ended but a Final Proposal has not been posted, it means that the Department is considering the comments it has received in order to prepare a Final Proposal.
  2. If a Final Proposal is posted, it means that the rule has been filed for review by the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules ("JLCAR"). The date the rules are expected to be reviewed by the JLCAR is noted below.

PROPOSED AIR PROGRAM RULES (Env-A)

 

PROPOSED CROSS-PROGRAM RULES (Env-C)

 

PROPOSED DAM & RELATED RULES (Env-Wr)

 

PROPOSED DRINKING WATER & RELATED RULES (Env-Dw)

  • Env-Dw 715 PWS: Disinfection Residuals, Byproducts, and Byproduct Precursors
    NOTE:
    Pursuant to RSA 541-A:14-a, I, the existing rules in Env-Dw 716 that were scheduled to expire on January 1, 2018 will continue in effect until new rules are in effect.

OLS Notice Number 2017-178

PUBLIC HEARING: Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 10:00 AM; Room 110, DES, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord
YOU MAY SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS EVEN IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING
LAST DAY TO FILE WRITTEN COMMENTS: Friday, February 9, 2018 (4:00 PM)

CONTACT: Holly Green (Holly.Green@des.nh.gov), DWGB Rules Coordinator

Initial Proposal Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Initial Proposal - Fixed Text Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Rulemaking Notice Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

  • Env-Dw 716 PWS: Filtration, Disinfection, and Waste Recycling
    NOTE:
    Pursuant to RSA 541-A:14-a, I, the existing rules in Env-Dw 716 that were scheduled to expire on January 1, 2018 will continue in effect until new rules are in effect.

OLS Notice Number 2017-179

PUBLIC HEARING: Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 10:00 AM; Room 110, DES, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord
YOU MAY SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS EVEN IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING
LAST DAY TO FILE WRITTEN COMMENTS: Friday, February 9, 2018 (4:00 PM)

CONTACT: Holly Green (Holly.Green@des.nh.gov), DWGB Rules Coordinator

Initial Proposal Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Initial Proposal - Fixed Text Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Rulemaking Notice Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

  • Env-Dw 717 Groundwater Monitoring and Treatment
    NOTE:
    Pursuant to RSA 541-A:14-a, I, the existing rules in Env-Dw 717 that were scheduled to expire on November 21, 2017 will continue in effect until new rules are in effect.

OLS Notice Number 2017-159

PUBLIC HEARING: Thursday, January 4, 2018; 10:30 AM; Room 110, NHDES Offices, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord
YOU MAY SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS EVEN IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING
DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN COMMENTS: Friday, January 12, 2018 (4:00 PM)

CONTACT: Holly Green (Holly.Green@des.nh.gov), DWGB Rules Coordinator

Initial Proposal Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Initial Proposal - Fixed Text Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Rulemaking Notice Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

  • Env-Dw 1200 Privately Owned Redistribution Systems
    NOTE: Pursuant to RSA 541-A:14-a, I, the existing rules that are scheduled to expire will continue in effect until new rules are in effect.

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PUBLIC HEARING: Thursday, March 29, 2018; 10:00 AM; Room 110, DES Offices, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH

YOU MAY SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS EVEN IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING

DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN COMMENTS: Friday, April 6, 2018 (4:00 PM)

CONTACT: Holly Green (Holly.Green@des.nh.gov), DWGB Rules Coordinator

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Initial Proposal - Fixed Text Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Rulemaking Notice Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

 

PROPOSED HAZARDOUS WASTE RULES (Env-Hw)

 

PROPOSED OIL & REMEDIATION RULES (Env-Or)

  • Env-Or 603.03(c) intro, Table 600-1 - Amendments to Ambient Groundwater Quality Standards (AGQS)

OLS Notice Number 2017-172

PUBLIC HEARING: Thursday, January 25, 2018; 1:00 PM; Room 208C, NHDES Offices, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord (concurrent with hearing on Env-Wq 402 amd)
YOU MAY SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS EVEN IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING
DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN COMMENTS: Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 (4:00 PM)

CONTACT: Sam Quattrini (Samuele.Quattrini@des.nh.gov), Hydrogeologist III

Initial Proposal Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Rulemaking Notice Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

 

PROPOSED SOLID WASTE RULES (Env-Sw)

  • Env-Sw 2100 Inactive Asbestos Disposal Sites
    NOTE: Pursuant to RSA 541-A:14-a, I, the existing rules that were scheduled to expire on February 16, 2018 will continue in effect until new rules are in effect.

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    PUBLIC HEARING: Wednesday, March 28, 2018; 6:30 PM; Nashua City Hall Auditorium, Nashua, NH

    YOU MAY SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS EVEN IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING

DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN COMMENTS: Friday, April 13, 2018 (4:00 PM)

CONTACT: Pamela Hoyt-Denison (Pamela.Hoyt-Denison@des.nh.gov), Administrator, Waste Programs

Initial Proposal Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Initial Proposal - Fixed Text Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Rulemaking Notice Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

 

PROPOSED WATER QUALITY/QUANTITY RULES (Env-Wq)

  • Env-Wq 402.05, 402.24, 402.25, 402.255 - Amendments relative to Groundwater Discharges of Wastewater Containing 1,4-Dioxane and the Required Response to Exceedances ofAmbient Groundwater Quality Standards

OLS Notice Number 2017-171

PUBLIC HEARING: Thursday, January 25, 2018; 1:00 PM; Room 208C, NHDES Offices, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord (concurrent with hearing on Env-Or 603.03 amd)
YOU MAY SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS EVEN IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING
DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN COMMENTS: Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 (4:00 PM)

CONTACT: Debra Sonderegger (Debra.Sonderegger@des.nh.gov), Principal Planner

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Initial Proposal - Fixed Text Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Rulemaking Notice Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

  • Env-Wq 403 - Large Groundwater Withdrawals
    NOTE: Pursuant to RSA 541-A:14-a, I, the existing rules in Env-Wq 403 that were scheduled to expire on October 17, 2017 will continue in effect until new rules are in effect.

OLS Notice Number 2017-140

PUBLIC HEARING: Wednesday, November 8, 2017; 2:00 PM; Room 110, NHDES Offices, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord
YOU MAY SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS EVEN IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING
DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN COMMENTS: Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 (4:00 PM)

CONTACT: Holly Green (Holly.Green@des.nh.gov), DWGB Rules Coordinator

Initial Proposal Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Initial Proposal - Fixed Text Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Rulemaking Notice Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

  • Env-Wq 2200 Voluntary Certified Salt Applicator Program Amendments, Including Application Fee

OLS Notice Number 2017-168

PUBLIC HEARING: Tuesday, January 16, 2018; 9:00 AM; Room 112, NHDES Offices, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord
YOU MAY SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS EVEN IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING
DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN COMMENTS: Friday, January 26, 2018 (4:00 PM)

CONTACT: Ted Diers (Ted.Diers@des.nh.gov), WD Watershed Management Bureau Administrator

Initial Proposal Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Initial Proposal - Fixed Text Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Rulemaking Notice Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

 

PROPOSED WETLANDS RULES (Env-Wt)

 

PROPOSED COUNCIL & BOARD RULES

SPECIAL NOTE FOR COUNCIL AND BOARD RULES: New Hampshire has four environmental councils and two environmental boards. Each council and board has its own enabling legislation and so is separate and distinct from each other council and board. The councils and boards are also separate and distinct from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. NHDES posts the rulemaking-related documents of the councils and boards on this page as a service to the councils and boards and as part of the administrative support NHDES is required by law to provide. Such inclusion on this page shall not be construed as indicating that NHDES has any control over the content of the rules.

 
Recently Adopted:
This section contains copies of rules that have been adopted by the Department but for which the certified text is not yet available. Until the certified text is available, this is the official text of the rules. Once the certified text is available, the certified text is the official version of the rules and will be available on the NHDES Certified Rules page.

NOTE: For rulemakings that amend only a portion of a set of existing rules, the amendments posted here must be read in conjunction with the remaining rules (available on the NHDES Certified Rules page).

RECENTLY ADOPTED AIR PROGRAM RULES (Env-A)

  • Env-A 1400 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol Regulated Toxic Air Pollutants - effective January 5, 2018
    NOTE:
    Pursuant to RSA 541-A:14-a, I, the existing rules will continue in effect through January 4, 2018.
 

RECENTLY ADOPTED CROSS-PROGRAM RULES (Env-C)

 

RECENTLY ADOPTED DAM PROGRAM & RELATED RULES (Env-Wr)

 

RECENTLY ADOPTED DRINKING WATER & RELATED RULES (Env-Dw)

  • Env-Dw 304 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol Emergency Bulk Water for PWS - effective January 1, 2018
  • Env-Dw 701, 709, 720, 811 amendments Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol Revised Total Coliform Rule Amendments; Consumer Confidence Report Amendments re: Notices for Lead
  • Env-Dw 1002 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol Water Supply Land Protection Grant Program - effective January 1, 2018
 

RECENTLY ADOPTED HAZARDOUS WASTE RULES (Env-Hw)

Env-Hw 100 - 1200 became effective August 14, 2017

 

RECENTLY ADOPTED OIL & REMEDIATION RULES (Env-Or)

 

RECENTLY ADOPTED SOLID WASTE RULES (Env-Sw)

 

RECENTLY ADOPTED WATER QUALITY/QUANTITY RULES (Env-Wq)

 

RECENTLY ADOPTED WETLANDS RULES (Env-Wt)

 

RECENTLY ADOPTED COUNCIL & BOARD RULES

SPECIAL NOTE FOR COUNCIL AND BOARD RULES: New Hampshire has four environmental councils and two environmental boards. Each council and board has its own enabling legislation and so is separate and distinct from each other council and board. The councils and boards are also separate and distinct from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. NHDES posts the recently-adopted rules of the councils and boards on this page as a service to the councils and boards and as part of the administrative support NHDES is required by law to provide. Such inclusion on this page shall not be construed as indicating that NHDES has any control over the content of the rules.

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