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Solid Waste Permitting and Design Review Section
Solid Waste Emergency Facility Permit

Purpose
To provide regulatory controls to assure proper construction, operation, and closure of solid waste facilities in order to protect the environment, public health and safety.

Applicability
Applies to facilities that operate for a limited period of time in response to any emergency for which no other readily available response exists and for which a delayed response to obtain another type of permit will result in an unnecessary risk to public health, safety or the environment.

Statute and Administrative Rules
RSA 149-M Solid Waste Management
Env-Sw 313 Emergency Facility Permit Provisions (Env-Sw 300 Permits)

Pre-application Contact
Prior to filing an application, the applicant shall contact the department to report that an emergency condition exists.

Application
The applicant must contact the Solid Waste Permitting and Design Review Section according to Env-Sw 313.04 (see Env-Sw 300 Permits).

Fee
None

Processing Time
Varies

Term/Renewal
Permit issued for the time period required to complete the emergency response action(s) identified in the permit and complete facility closure.

Modification/Amendments
The applicant must provide information in writing to the Solid Waste Permitting and Design Review Section prior any change(s) to the application upon which the permit was issued or amended.

Transferability
Permits cannot be transferred to a new owner.

Appeals
Any person aggrieved by a final decision can appeal to the Waste Management Council in accordance with RSA 21-O:9.

Status of Current Applications
Permit Applications Currently Under Review and Recently Approved or Denied

More Information
Contact Solid Waste Management Bureau as noted below.

Contact Us
NHDES Solid Waste Management Bureau
29 Hazen Drive; PO Box 95
Concord, NH 03302-0095
(603) 271-2925
(603) 271-2456 (fax)
solidwasteinfo@des.nh.gov




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