State Contracts for PFAS Analytical Services

Recording – Londonderry Town Council Meeting/PFAS and Drinkingwater Presentation and Discussion

Recording of the March 2, 2020 Londonderry Town Council Meeting. At the meeting, Clark Freise, NHDES Assistant Commissioner and Jeffrey Marts, P.G., Senior Hydrogeologist in the NHDES Hazardous Waste Remediation Bureau appeared to give a presentation on PFAS and other ground water and drinkingwater issues in the Town of Londonderry – and to answer questions. Read More

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Issuance of Temporary Permit for Installation of Equipment to Control Air Emissions of PFAS – Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Merrimack, NH

On February 11th, the NHDES Air Resources Division issued a Temporary Permit (i.e. Permit to Construct) to Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPP) in Merrimack. The permit authorizes SGPP to install air pollution control equipment for the purposes of removing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). As part of this decision, NHDES determined that the proposed control equipment Read More

State Contracts for PFAS Analytical Services

Saint-Gobain Issues Letter on the Status of the Water Supply Well Sampling Program

Saint-Gobain sent a letter to NHDES on January 13, 2020 outlining how it intends to proceed with the Water Supply Well Sampling Program in light of the status of the PFAS Drinking Water Standards (MCLs) and Ambient Groundwater Quality Standards (AGQS). The Sampling Program is outlined in a Work Plan submitted on behalf of Saint-Gobain Read More

State Contracts for PFAS Analytical Services

Update on New Hampshire PFAS Drinking Water Standards (MCLs)

In 2019, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) adopted rules that establish health-based drinking water standards or Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) and Ambient Groundwater Quality Standards (AGQS) 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 Read More

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Plan to Generate Surface Water Quality Standards

On December 30, 2019, NHDES submitted a plan to the legislature to establish surface water quality standards for four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). This plan, in accordance with Chapter 368 laws of 2018, contains a schedule and cost estimates, was required to be delivered to the legislature for their consideration by no later than January 1, Read More

State Contracts for PFAS Analytical Services

Legislative Commission on the Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Perfluorinated Chemicals.

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ESTABLISHED TO STUDY PFAS IMPACTS TO LOCAL AREA A law passed in 2019 establishes a commission to investigate and analyze the environmental and public health impacts relating to releases of perfluorinated chemicals (PFAS) in the air, soil, and groundwater in Merrimack, Bedford and Litchfield. The commission began meeting in October 2019 and information Read More

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Public Notice – Saint Gobain Performance Plastics – Extension of Comment Period for Draft Temporary Permit (Air Permit)

NHDES has extended the deadline to submit written comments for the draft temporary permit (air permit) to Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation to 4:00 pm on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. The comment period was set to close December 6, 2019. The application and draft permit are on file with the Director, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Read More