Final Consent Decree (Compiled with Signatures for Filing)

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Welcome. This website will be used to update interested parties on NHDES’ current investigation into the presence of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in New Hampshire. You can access our previous webpage for archived information:  https://www.des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/pfoa.htm.

Final Consent Decree (Compiled with Signatures for Filing)

Release: PFAS Public Info Meetings in Litchfield, Londonderry and Merrimack

News from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: May 11, 2021 CONTACT: Jim Martin, (603) 271-3710 des.nh.gov twitter.com/NHDES Public Information Meetings Litchfield, Londonderry and Merrimack PFAS Informational Meetings Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) announced today that a series of public meetings have been scheduled Read More

Final Consent Decree (Compiled with Signatures for Filing)

Town of Bedford PFAS Informational Meeting May 6

News from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: April 30, 2021 CONTACT: Jim Martin, (603) 568-9777   Public Information Meeting Town of Bedford PFAS Informational Meeting Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) announced today that a public information meeting has been scheduled for Bedford residents Read More

Final Consent Decree (Compiled with Signatures for Filing)

NHDES Groundwater Contamination Notification Within the Saint-Gobain Consent Decree Area

NHDES has recently identified a deficiency in our notification procedures within the Saint-Gobain Consent Decree Area.   When contaminated groundwater that exceeds state Ambient Groundwater Quality Standards (AGQS) is discovered in a well, RSA 485-C:14-b requires NHDES to provide notification to the owners of all property that contains a water supply well and is located within Read More

Final Consent Decree (Compiled with Signatures for Filing)

Consent Decree with Saint-Gobain Performace Plastics Related to Failure to Install Air Pollution Control Equipment

On Friday, March 19, 2021, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services through the Office of the Attorney General (collectively, the “State”) and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (“SGPP”) entered into a Consent Decree. The purpose of the Consent Decree was to address SGPP’s failure to install air pollution control equipment by the February 11, 2021 deadline Read More

Final Consent Decree (Compiled with Signatures for Filing)

NHDES denial of Merrimack Cease and Desist Order to Saint Gobain Performance Plastics

On March 4, 2021, the Town of Merrimack, NH (“Town”) issued a Cease and Desist Order (“Order”) to Saint Gobain Performance Plastics (“SGPP”) under the authority of RSA 485-C:16. In its Order, the Town alleged that the SGPP operations continue to “cause or contribute” to a violation of Ambient Groundwater Quality Standard (“AGQS”) for certain Read More

Final Consent Decree (Compiled with Signatures for Filing)

NH Class B Foam Survey Report

During the 2019 legislative season, the NH Legislature adopted Senate Bill 257 relative to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (also known as PFAS) in firefighting foam. RSA 154:8-b, effective September 3, 2019, among other things, required the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) to survey municipalities throughout the state on the quantitative stock of legacy Read More

Final Consent Decree (Compiled with Signatures for Filing)

Overview of the NH ATSDR APPLETREE Cooperative Agreement – YouTube Video

On Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and Department of Health and Human Services held a virtual information session about a cooperative agreement between the State of New Hampshire and the CDC’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). This cooperative agreement provides support Read More