Final Proposal Packet, including Summary of Public Comments with NHDES Responses, June Technical Report, Cost and Benefits, and AG Letter

Welcome

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 Proposal Packet, including Summary of Public Comments with NHDES Responses, June Technical Report, Cost and Benefits, and AG Letter

NHDES Submits Final Rulemaking Proposal for PFOA, PFOS, PFHxS and PFNA

News from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: June 28, 2019       CONTACT: Jim Martin, (603) 271-3710 des.nh.gov twitter.com/NHDES   NHDES Proposes New PFAS Drinking Water Standards Final Rulemaking Proposal for PFOA, PFOS, PFHxS and PFNA [CORRECTION: This press release has been updated to correct a minor error in describing a Read More

Final Proposal Packet, including Summary of Public Comments with NHDES Responses, June Technical Report, Cost and Benefits, and AG Letter

EPA Office of Research and Development Report #6 (stack test emissions)

In 2017, NHDES requested assistance from the U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development (EPA ORD) to conduct analyses of samples from various media for the potential existence of unique PFAS compounds not previously identified through conventional analysis. One part of this project was for EPA ORD to analyze stack test emission samples taken during Read More

Final Proposal Packet, including Summary of Public Comments with NHDES Responses, June Technical Report, Cost and Benefits, and AG Letter

Public Information Meeting – East Kingston, June 20

News from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: June 14, 2019 CONTACT: Jim Martin, 603 271-3710 des.nh.gov twitter.com/NHDES Public Information Meeting NHDES to Provide Update on East Kingston PFAS Investigation Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) in cooperation with the Town of East Kingston Read More

Final Proposal Packet, including Summary of Public Comments with NHDES Responses, June Technical Report, Cost and Benefits, and AG Letter

State of New Hampshire Announces Historic Lawsuit, Actions to Protect Clean Drinking Water in New Hampshire

May 29, 2019 – Governor Chris Sununu, Attorney General Gordon MacDonald, and DES Commissioner Bob Scott announced historic action to protect New Hampshire’s natural resources by filing two lawsuits against companies for the manufacturing and dissemination of PFAS in New Hampshire. The lawsuits seek damages for contamination of the State’s natural resources with four different Read More

Final Proposal Packet, including Summary of Public Comments with NHDES Responses, June Technical Report, Cost and Benefits, and AG Letter

Site Investigation and Report on 2018 Stormwater and Surface Water Activities

NHDES received two reports prepared by Golder Associates, Inc. on behalf of Saint-Gobain that summarize results of investigation activities at the Saint-Gobain Facility. The Report on 2018 Stormwater and Surface Water Activities (Volume 1 and Volume 2), dated March 15, 2019, is focused on the results of stormwater and surface water sampling conducted in 2018, Read More

Final Proposal Packet, including Summary of Public Comments with NHDES Responses, June Technical Report, Cost and Benefits, and AG Letter

4 Reports of Various PFAS Tests Conducted by the EPA Office of Research and Development in NH

In 2017, NHDES requested assistance from the U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development (EPA ORD) to conduct analyses of various samples for the potential existence of PFAS compounds. NHDES and EPA jointly developed two work plans for the sampling and analysis. Work Plan #1 guided the collection and analyses of samples of groundwater, surface Read More