Final Proposal Packet, including Summary of Public Comments with NHDES Responses, June Technical Report, Cost and Benefits, and AG Letter

Information for Upcoming PFAS Rulemaking Hearings

NHDES has initiated the rulemaking authorized by legislation enacted in the 2018 legislative session to establish maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for four compounds: perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), and perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS). In support of this activity and the others listed below, NHDES has scheduled three public comment hearings Read More

Final Proposal Packet, including Summary of Public Comments with NHDES Responses, June Technical Report, Cost and Benefits, and AG Letter

New Information May Change NHDES Proposed PFAS Drinking Water Standards

New Information May Change NHDES Proposed PFAS Drinking Water Standards On December 31, 2018, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) initiated rulemaking to establish Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) and Ambient Groundwater Quality Standards (AGQS) for four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) and perfluorohexanesulfonic Read More

Final Proposal Packet, including Summary of Public Comments with NHDES Responses, June Technical Report, Cost and Benefits, and AG Letter

EPA to Announce First-Ever Comprehensive Nation Wide PFAS Action Plan

EPA Region 1 is hosting a Regional Press Conference to announce the Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan Action Plan. The event will be at 11:00am tomorrow, Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the New England Regional Laboratory.  EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) Assistant Administrator – and former EPA New England Regional Read More

Final Proposal Packet, including Summary of Public Comments with NHDES Responses, June Technical Report, Cost and Benefits, and AG Letter

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: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/register/2019/january-24-19.pdf  Initial prosals (PDFs): Env-Dw 700-800 Env-Or 603 Env-Wq 402 Public Hearing Dates: Monday, March Read More

Final Proposal Packet, including Summary of Public Comments with NHDES Responses, June Technical Report, Cost and Benefits, and AG Letter

Final Briefing Report: Review of the ATSDR Toxicological Profile for Perfluoroalkyls by Stephen M. Roberts, Ph.D.

This briefing report was prepared at the request of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) and provides information on specific topics identified by the Department. Much of the information in this briefing was obtained from review of the public comment draft report, Toxicological Profile for Perfluoroalkyls prepared by the Agency for Toxic Substances Read More

Final Proposal Packet, including Summary of Public Comments with NHDES Responses, June Technical Report, Cost and Benefits, and AG Letter

NHDES Report on PFAS MCL/AGQS Development

The summary report on the NHDES development of the Maximum Contaminant Levels and Ambient Groundwater Quality Standards for perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorononoic acid (PFNA) and perfluorohexanesulfonic acid (PFHxS) is available here: https://www.des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/pip/publications/documents/r-wd-19-01.pdf The report provides the method by which NHDES derived the proposed Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) and Ambient Groundwater Quality Standards Read More

Final Proposal Packet, including Summary of Public Comments with NHDES Responses, June Technical Report, Cost and Benefits, and AG Letter

Release: NHDES Proposes New PFAS Drinking Water Standards

News from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services 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 Read More

Final Proposal Packet, including Summary of Public Comments with NHDES Responses, June Technical Report, Cost and Benefits, and AG Letter

Results of Saint-Gobain, October 2018, on-site groundwater samples

Saint-Gobain submitted the first of several rounds of sample data collected as part the on-site investigation. Unvalidated laboratory analytical results of water samples collected from eight temporary monitoring wells (TMWs) in October 2018 can be viewed here: http://www4.des.state.nh.us/IISProxy/IISProxy.dll?ContentId=4749680 These data will be compiled in a report that will be submitted by Saint-Gobain’s consultant (tentatively scheduled Read More

Final Proposal Packet, including Summary of Public Comments with NHDES Responses, June Technical Report, Cost and Benefits, and AG Letter

South River Road Project –Construction Delay

South River Road Project –Construction Delay At the October 10, 2018 public meeting held in Merrimack, NH, a construction begin date of October 29, 2018 was communicated for the start of the South River Road Project. The contractor, Northeast Earth Mechanics, has been delayed with the completion of a previous project due to weather constraints. Read More