PFAS Rulemaking Notice/Initial Proposal Submitting to Office of Legislative Service (Public Hearing and Public Comment Information)

The Rulemaking Notice (RMN)/Initial Proposal packages for the amendments to Env-Dw 700-800, Env-Or 603.03, and Env-Wq 402 re: PFAS were filed with OLS today. The RMN should be in the Rulemaking Register published on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

Rulemaking Notice: 

Initial prosals (PDFs):
Env-Dw 700-800
Env-Or 603
Env-Wq 402

Public Hearing Dates:

Monday, March 4, 2019, 5:30 PM; All Purpose Room, James Mastricola Upper Elementary School, Merrimack, NH

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 1:00 PM; Auditorium, DES Offices, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord NH

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 5:30 PM; NHDES Pease Field Office, Room A, 222 International Drive, Suite 175, Portsmouth, NH

You may submit written comments even if you do not attend a public hearing.

LAST DAY TO FILE WRITTEN COMMENTS: Friday, April 12, 2019 (4:00 PM)

For Drinking Water Standards (MCLs) (Env-Dw 700-800) – Submit comments to:  Chip Mackey (, DWGB Drinking Water Quality Manager

For Ambient Groundwater Quality Standards (AGQS) (Env-Or 603.03) – Submit comments to: Lea Anne Atwell (, Haz. Waste Remediation Bureau, Emerging Contaminants Coordinator

For Discharges to Groundwater of Wastewater Containing Certain Perfluorochemicals (Env-Wq 402) – Submit comments to: Stephen Roy (, DWGB Technical Section Manager, Groundwater Permitting