PFAS Foam Fact Sheet - FINAL

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.

PFAS Foam Fact Sheet - FINAL

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

PFAS Foam Fact Sheet - FINAL

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

PFAS Foam Fact Sheet - FINAL

Overview of the NH ATSDR APPLETREE Cooperative Agreement on Dec. 16

On Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. there will be 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 to communities concerned about exposure to environmental hazards, such as chemical contaminants. Read More

PFAS Foam Fact Sheet - FINAL

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

PFAS Foam Fact Sheet - FINAL

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

PFAS Foam Fact Sheet - FINAL

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