State Contracts for PFAS Analytical Services

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.

State Contracts for PFAS Analytical Services

Decision on Variance Petition from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

On September 10th, the Director of the NHDES Air Resources Division (Director) issued a Findings of Fact and Director’s Decision (FOF/DD) in the matter of a Variance Petition (Petition) submitted by Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPP) in Merrimack, NH. After considering the information submitted in the Petition, written comments, and oral testimony received at an August Read More

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Closure of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Variance Petition Public Hearing

On Wednesday August 19, 2020, shortly after 3:00 p.m., the NHDES Air Resources Division took the Public Hearing on a Variance Petition for Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation, that was conducted on August 5, 2020, out of recess. NHDES provided a brief status update and announced the closure of the Public Hearing. A recording of the Read More

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Closing of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Variance Petition Public Hearing, August 19, 2020

On August 5, 2020, NHDES conducted a public hearing (utilizing the GoToWebinar platform, in accordance with the Governor’s Emergency Order) to solicit comments on the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics variance petition. During the public hearing, NHDES extended the public comment period to receive written comments until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Due to a Read More

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Recording of the Public Hearing Regarding the Saint-Gobain Variance Petition – Open for Comment Until 8/12

NHDES conducted a virtual public hearing on August 5, 2020 to solicit comments on the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics variance petition. In anticipation of potential technical issues or the fact that an electronic hearing format is new and may provide an obstacle for some people to access, NHDES is keeping the public record open for written Read More

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Information Regarding the August 5, 2020 Public Hearing: Variance Petition from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

Information Regarding the August 5, 2020 Public Hearing Variance Petition from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics What is the purpose of the variance petition? Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (“Saint-Gobain”) requested a variance of the February 11, 2021, deadline (“Deadline”), set pursuant to RSA 125-C:10-e and the terms of Temporary Permit No. TP-0256 (the “Permit”) issued on February 11, Read More

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NHDES Issues Comment Letter on Saint-Gobain Site Investigation Documents, June 16, 2020

NHDES issued a comment letter to Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPP) on June 16, 2020 in reference to four reports that address the ongoing site investigation work in the vicinity of the SGPP Facility in Merrimack, New Hampshire. An overview of the site investigation is provided in this previous NHDES blog post: https://www4.des.state.nh.us/nh-pfas-investigation/?p=736. The four reports Read More

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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Notice of August 5, 2020 Public Hearing and Opening of Public Comment Period Request for a Variance Related to Air Permit

On June 4, 2020, Saint Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPP) submitted a request for a variance of the February 11, 2021 deadline for completing construction and installation of the PFAS air emission controls as required in RSA 125-C:10-e and the air permit TP-0256 issued by NHDES on February 11, 2020. In the variance request, SGPP cited Read More