PFAS in NH: What you need to know

NHDES Decision on Variance Petition from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DATE: September 11, 2020 CONTACT: Catherine Beahm, (603) 271-6793 NHDES Decision on Variance Petition from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) has denied a Variance Petition (Petition) submitted by Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPP), asking for an extension of the February 11, 2021 deadline for Read More

PFAS in NH: What you need to know

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 in NH: What you need to know

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 in NH: What you need to know

“PFAS and Health”: A Free Information Session for Southern NH

A free information session about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and health from state and national experts will be held tonight,  Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Merrimack High School, 38 McElwain Street, Merrimack, NH. Speaking at the event will be: Benjamin Chan, MD, MPH, NH State Epidemiologist, Division of Public Read More

PFAS in NH: What you need to know

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

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 Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) invites the public Read More

PFAS in NH: What you need to know

NHDES Commissioner Scott Testifies in Washington on PFAS Impacts to New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: July 24, 2019 CONTACT: James Martin, (603) 271-3710 des.nh.gov twitter.com/NHDES NHDES Commissioner Scott Testifies in Washington on PFAS Impacts to New Hampshire Concord, NH – Today, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Commissioner Bob Scott provided testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform’s Subcommittee on Environment Read More

PFAS in NH: What you need to know

NHDES Proposes New PFAS Drinking Water Standards: Final Rulemaking Proposal for PFOA, PFOS, PFHxS and PFNA

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 “non-transient public water system.” Non-transient public water systems are water Read More

PFAS in NH: What you need to know

Public Information Meeting: NHDES to Provide Update on East Kingston PFAS Investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: June 14, 2019 CONTACT: Jim Martin, (603) 271-3710 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 invite the public to a Public Information Meeting in East Kingston to Read More

PFAS in NH: What you need to know

NHDES Proposes New PFAS Drinking Water Standards Initiates Rulemaking for PFOA, PFOS, PFHxS and PFNA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 2, 2019 CONTACT: Jim Martin, (603) 271-3710 NHDES Proposes New PFAS Drinking Water Standards Initiates Rulemaking for PFOA, PFOS, PFHxS and PFNA CONCORD, NH – On December 31, 2018, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) initiated rulemaking to establish Maximum Contaminate Levels (MCLs) and Ambient Groundwater Quality Standards Read More

PFAS in NH: What you need to know

Saint-Gobain Stormwater Sample Data Submitted

Saint-Gobain recently submitted data for samples collected as part of the Stormwater and Surface Water Source Investigation. The submittal can be viewed here: http://www4.des.state.nh.us/IISProxy/IISProxy.dll?ContentId=4744493. [The blog post “Elevated Levels of PFAS in Stormwater at the Saint-Gobain Facility (Fourth Post in a Series)” posted on September 27, 2018, provides a general overview of the Stormwater Investigation Read More