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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Solid Waste Permitting and Design Review Section
Solid Waste Standard Permit

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.

Applies to most types of solid waste management facilities and all solid waste facilities that accept 30 tons of waste or more per day, including landfills, transfer stations/recycling facilities, and processing/treatment facilities, such as incinerators, composting facilities, and material recovery facilities.

Statute and Administrative Rules
RSA 149-M Solid Waste Management
Env-Sw 314 Standard Facility Permitting Provisions (Env-Sw 300 Permits)

Solid Waste LandfillMicrosoft Word Symbol
Solid Waste Collection/Storage/Transfer Facility Microsoft Word Symbol
Solid Waste Processing/Treatment FacilityMicrosoft Word Symbol

Applicants are required to undergo a background check of all officers, partners, directors, supervisory personnel, and individuals holding 10% or more of the applicant's equity or debt including completing the following forms and submitting them directly to the Department of Justice. See Env-Sw 316 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.
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Varies. See Env-Sw 310.02 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Processing Time
See Standard Permit Application Processing Provisions Flow Chart Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.

Permits are typically issued for the life of the facility.

Standard permits are subject to modification. Five types of permit modifications are available. See Env-Sw 315 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.

Standard permits are transferable. Requires a Type IV permit modification. See Env-Sw 315 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.

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)



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