PFAS Sampling and Testing Guidance for Public Water Systems

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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.

PFAS Sampling and Testing Guidance for Public Water Systems

Public Hearing on Draft Air Permit for Air Pollution Control Equipment at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Information Meeting to Provide Update on Southern New Hampshire PFAS Investigation

News from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: October 8, 2019 CONTACT: Jim Martin, (603) 271-3710 des.nh.gov twitter.com/NHDES Public Hearing on Draft Air Permit for Air Pollution Control Equipment at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Information Meeting to Provide Update on Southern New Hampshire PFAS Investigation Concord, NH – The New Read More

PFAS Sampling and Testing Guidance for Public Water Systems

Update on Southern New Hampshire PFAS Investigation

On September 30, 2019 new Ambient Groundwater Quality Standards (AGQS) went into effect for four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that include: 12 parts per trillion (ppt) for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), 15 ppt for perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), 18 ppt for perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), and 11 ppt for perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA). In anticipation of Read More

PFAS Sampling and Testing Guidance for Public Water Systems

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

PFAS Sampling and Testing Guidance for Public Water Systems

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

PFAS Sampling and Testing Guidance for Public Water Systems

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

PFAS Sampling and Testing Guidance for Public Water Systems

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

PFAS Sampling and Testing Guidance for Public Water Systems

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