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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Wastewater Engineering Bureau
Septage Transfer/Storage Tank Permit

To ensure that transfer/storage tanks are designed, constructed and maintained in an environmentally safe fashion. A transfer tank is any tank that is used to consolidate septage from multiple haulers. Storage tanks are tanks that have a cumulative capacity of more than 20,000 gallons and the septage is consolidated for later removal to a site or facility.

Any person who is consolidating more than 20,000 gallons of septage or is consolidating septage from multiple haulers for later removal to a site or facility will need a transfer/storage tank permit.

Statute and Administrative Rules
RSA 485-A:4, XVI-a Water Pollution and Waste Disposal/Duties of Department
Env-Wq 1600 Septage Management Rules

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$200 for each application. Municipalities are exempt.

Processing Time
Typically within 90 days after the application is deemed complete, or a public hearing, if one is requested.

Term is 10 years. Permits are renewed by submitting an updated Septage Transfer/Storage Tank ApplicationMicrosoft Word Symbol
, and the application fee. A complete renewal application must be received no later than 15 days prior to the permit expiration date.

Permit holders must submit a Septage Permit Modification ApplicationMicrosoft Word Symboland obtain approval.

Required transfer information, found in Env-Wq 1603.10, must be approved by the Wastewater Engineering Bureau, Residual Management Section.

Any person aggrieved by a final decision can appeal the decision to the Water Council in accordance with Env_WC 200.

Status of Current Applications
Contact Alex Rastorguyeff at or (603) 271-7888.

Contact Us
Wastewater Engineering Bureau, Residual Management Section or (603) 271-3908.



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