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EBC New Hampshire Chapter Program

Briefing from NH DES Divisional


Leadership Team

Welcome
Bob Hasevlat
Business Development Manager
Normandeau Associates, Inc.

Environmental Business Council of New England


Energy Environment Economy

Introduction
Muriel Robinette, P.G.
Program Co-Chair and Moderator

Harry Stewart, P.E.


Program Co-Chair

Environmental Business Council of New England


Energy Environment Economy

New Hampshire DES


Divisional Leadership Team
Presentations

Craig A. Wright
Director, Air Resources Division
New Hampshire Department of
Environmental Services

Environmental Business Council of New England


Energy Environment Economy

Craig A. Wright
Director
NH Department of Environmental Services
Air Resources Division
October 21, 2016

The Volkswagen Settlement Agreement

2015 Revised Ozone Standard and


Implementation

Wood smoke in NH Valley Areas

Long Term Climate Goals


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1.5
1
0.5
0
Highway

Urban
EPA Lab Test

WVU Road Test

Rural

VW admitted that prohibited defeat devices


installed in approx. 580,000 vehicles sold in the
USA
2009-2015 VW Jetta, Golf
Passat, Beetle and Audi A3
Diesel Vehicles

Defeat device = Software that could sense when


the auto was being lab tested vs driven on the
road acceleration and deceleration patterns,
position of steering wheel

Buyback, Lease Termination, and Vehicle Modification


Recall Program - $10.0 Billion
National Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Plan
$2.0 Billion over 10 Years

National Environmental Mitigation Trust $ 2.7 Billion


over 10 years NH Portion approx. $29.5 Million

70 % towards diesel retrofits projects including alternate fuels

National Environmental Mitigation Trust $ 2.7 Billion


over 10 years NH Portion approx. $29.5 Million

15 % ZEV Infrastructure Including Electric Battery and Hydrogen

15 % Administrative Costs

90,000
80,000
70,000

NOx (tons)

60,000
50,000
40,000
30,000
20,000
10,000
0
1996

1999

On-Road Mobile

2002

2005

Non-Road Mobile

2008

Area

2011

2014

Point

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120,000
100,000

VOC (tons)

80,000

60,000
40,000
20,000
0
1996

1999

On-Road Mobile

2002

2005

Non-Road Mobile

2008

Area

2011

2014

Point

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Health Standard

May 25-27, 2016

2016 = 8 Exceedances over 5 Days


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SURPRISE!!!
October 7, 2016
71 ppb 8 hour

Mt Washington
Summit

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We need to continue to work on Ozone Transport


from Upwind States
Finalize the 176A Petition to Expand the OTR
Support EPA efforts to finalize Cross State Air Pollution
Rules Round 2 for the 2015 Standard

We must achieve more emission reductions from


mobile sources
We need the Clean Power Plan to move forward
Many co-benefits of a cleaner power sector

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Clear air at
higher
elevations
Smoke trapped
in valley by
thermal inversion

2009 Keene Woodstove Change Out

86 Units Replaced - $106,000 SEP Funds


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2015/16 Cheshire County Woodstove Change Out


$400,000 Project Funded by Bridgewater Power
under NH Renewable Portfolio Standards
292 Non-EPA Cert Units Destroyed and Replaced

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EPA Adopted New Standards for Residential


Woodstoves
$100,000 EPA Grant DES will inspect and
enforce the standards at the Retail Level
Outreach campaign to dealers
Locating 2 Temporary Air Monitoring Stations in
Laconia and Plymouth - Winter 16/17

Final

Word WOOD IS GOOD!


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Craig A. Wright
Director
NH Department of Environmental Services
Air Resources Division

(603) 271-1088
craig.wright@des.nh.gov

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New Hampshire DES


Divisional Leadership Team
Presentations

Eugene J. Forbes, P.E.


Director, Water Division
New Hampshire Department of
Environmental Services

Environmental Business Council of New England


Energy Environment Economy

Gene Forbes
Water Division Director

Water Division

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Water Division Organization


Director: Eugene J. Forbes, P.E.

Assistant Director: Rene Pelletier


Eight Bureaus & Programs

Alteration of Terrain

Wetlands Bureau

Subsurface Systems Bureau

Drinking Water & Groundwater Bureau

Dam Bureau

Wastewater Engineering Bureau

Watershed Management Bureau

Winnipesaukee River Basin Program

Land Resource Management Program:


Alteration of Terrain (AoT)
Stormwater Management
Erosion Sedimentation Control

Protects NH surface waters,


drinking water supplies, and
groundwater by controlling soil
erosion and managing stormwater
runoff from developed areas.

Permit required whenever a project


proposes to disturb >100,000 ft2 of
contiguous terrain (50,000 ft2, if
any portion is within the protected
shoreland.

RSA 485-A: 17 Terrain Alteration

Env-Wq 1500 Alteration of Terrain

Applies to industrial, commercial,


and residential developments,
gravel pits and rock quarries.

Land Resource Management Program:


Wetlands
Permitting
Enforcement
Shoreland Program

Protection of fresh and salt

water wetlands.
Maintain the natural ability of
wetlands to absorb flood waters,
treat stormwater, and recharge

groundwater supplies.
Maintain habitat of significant
value.
RSA 482-A Fill & Dredge in Wetlands
Env-Wt-100-900 Wetlands Rules
Env-Et-101 Definitions Relating to
Stream Crossings Rules

Protect Shorelands.

Land Resource Management Program:


Subsurface Systems
Plan Review
Construction Inspection

Reviews applications for the


subdivision of land and the design
of individual septic systems.
Performs on-site inspections of all
septic systems installed in order to
ensure compliance with approved
plans.

RSA 485-A Water Pollution and


Waste Disposal
Env Wq 1000 Subdivision and
Individual Sewage Disposal
System Design Rules

Land Resource Management Program:


Hot Topics
LRM Reorganization

Wetland Rules rewrite


State Programatic General Permit

Data Management Upgrade

NH Department of Environmental Services

Water
Division
Land Resources
Management

Alteration of
Terrain

Shoreland

Subsurface
Systems

Wetlands

We Can Streamline Overlapping


Permitting Processes
Impact Type:

Permit Type

We Can Streamline Overlapping


Permitting Processes
Extend Road:

AOT Permit

We Can Streamline Overlapping


Permitting Processes
Stream Crossing:

Wetlands Permit

We Can Streamline Overlapping


Permitting Processes
Create New Lots:

Subdivision Approval

We Can Streamline Overlapping


Permitting Processes
Build New Homes:

Septic Approval

We Can Streamline Overlapping


Permitting Processes
Shoreland Zone:

Shoreland Permit

The Protected Shoreland

Land Resources
Management
LRM Administrator

Regional
Operations

Engineering
and Technical
Services

Program
Development,
Information
and Data
Systems

Watershed Management Bureau:


Hot Topics
Water Quality Standards
303d List
Instream Flow Program
Chloride Issues
Great Bay

Water Quality Standards

Reauthorize the Env-Wq 1700 Rules


First major update since 1999 for toxic contaminants
Final rule will be submitted to JLCAR next week.
Response to comments identified some major issues
that will be taken up at the Water Quality Standards
Advisory Committee (WQSAC) eg. Dissolved oxygen
standard, 7Q10 for nutrient effluent calculations, toxic
risk criteria.
WQSAC is open to anyone. Email
gregg.comstock@des.nh.gov.
to be on the notification.

303d List -- Assessment of water quality


Every two year assessment of water quality on all
the rivers, lakes and marine waters in the state.
The 2014 list is nearly complete. A final list will
go to EPA late in 2016.
The draft 2016 list will go out for public comment
in early 2017.
For the first time, more
waters are being
recommended for
delisting than for new
impairments.

Instream Flow Program

River Dynamics

How much is too little?

Benefits of instream flow protection


Protects fish
and other
aquatic life
Scientific and
river-specific

Provides water
for people

Incorporates
public
outreach

Levels the
playing field
for all users
Integrates
management of
lakes and rivers

1990 RSA 483


2001 Instream Flow Pilot
NH
Program
Instream Souhegan
Flow
Lamprey
Program 2015 Complete pilot
2016 Rule making

Schedule for 2016 2017 Rulemaking


Env-Wq 1900

July Jan.
3 public
meetings
public input

Jan. June
Formal
rulemaking
process

August
2017
Rules
adopted

Begin work
on other
rivers

Management of Low
Flows
Applies to water users
Conserve water
Use alternate sources

Applies to dam owners (lakes)


Release 2-day pulses of water
from storage to restore the flow
pattern

Summer 2016

Instream Flow Program


Protects water in rivers for use by critters and people.
Establishes a set of protected flows (based on season) and
creates management plan to protect those flows.
2016 -- Legislature passed a bill to turn the Pilot program
into a statewide program.
Now in the rulemaking stage.
1 year process 6-8 months of informal meetings and
discussions, followed by 4-6 months of formal rulemaking.
After rulemaking, a public process to select the next rivers
to undergo the studies.
Email wayne.ives@des.nh.gov
to be notified about the
rulemaking process.

Other
I-93 chlorides DOT and communities
implementing actions to try to achieve
reduction goals to build the 4th lane.
Green SnoPro training focused on private
salt applicators.
Great Bay Pollution Tracking and
Accounting Pilot Program (PTAPP) is
creating a program for municipalities and
developers to track nutrient reduction
strategies and receive credit. Helps
implement MS4 permits and wastewater
agreements.

Drinking Water & Groundwater Protection Bureau:

Hot Topics
Water Use Rules
Laboratory Certification
Lead
Emerging Contaminants
Drought Conditions

Impact of Drought on Wells


40% of NHs residents obtain
water from a privately owned
domestic well
Private wells can occur in densely
populated areas (blue dots) and
in proximity to Public Water
Supply Wells (red dots)

Drought Contacts
Department of Environmental Services
General Information

Jim Martin

271-3710

James.Martin@ des.nh.gov

Lakes and Rivers

Ted Diers

271-3289

Ted.Diers@ des.nh.gov

Dam Management

Jim Gallagher

271-1961

James.Gallagher@des.nh.gov

Public Water Systems

Sarah Pillsbury

271-1168

Sarah.Pillsbury@des.nh.gov

Groundwater and Wells

Brandon Kernen

271-0660

Brandon.Kernen@des.nh.gov

Other Water Division


Hot Topics
Funding for Infrastructure Improvements

Winnipesaukee River Basin Program

WRBP Service Area

10 Communities Served

14,500+ Connections

65 miles of Interceptor

14 pumping stations

Franklin WWTP

New Hampshire DES


Divisional Leadership Team
Presentations

Michael J. Wimsatt, P.G.


Director, Waste Management Division
New Hampshire Department of
Environmental Services

Environmental Business Council of New England


Energy Environment Economy

NHDES Waste Management Division


Priorities for 2017 and Beyond
Presented by
Mike Wimsatt, Director, Waste Management Division
at the Environmental Business Council of New England NH Meeting
October 21, 2016

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Waste Management Division Programs

Waste Programs
Hazardous Waste Management Bureau
Solid Waste Management Bureau

Site Remediation Programs


Oil Remediation & Compliance Bureau
Hazardous Waste Remediation Bureau
MTBE Remediation Bureau

Hazardous Waste Management Bureau

Rule readoption in early 2017


Hazardous Waste Cleanup Fund Sustainability
Revenue Structure
Demands on funds

RCRA Authorization
Significantly increase pace of authorization
Piloting leaned process with EPA

Improve staff recruitment and advancement


opportunities

Solid Waste Management Bureau

Continue rebuilding of Bureau and program


Rule updates for organics management
Composting
Anaerobic Digestion

Review of closed, unlined landfills


Post closure alternative use - solar/recreation
Uniform post closure monitoring requirements

Development of General Permit Rules


Supplant Permits-by-Notification for many facilities
Free up resources for more value-added work

Oil Remediation & Compliance Bureau

State Program Authorization / UST Rule Updates


Ensure compliance with Dec. 2015 deadline for
UST secondary containment and leak monitoring
Complete Pipeline Spill Response Plan rules
Hire and train new staff in key programs:
Petroleum Remediation Section (3 PM positions)
Oil Compliance Section (2 inspector positions)

Complete estimates of lifetime project costs for


all petroleum-contaminated sites

Hazardous Waste Remediation Bureau

New Bureau Leadership


John Regan is retiring from DES it is rumored that he
will remain in the waste industry

Emerging Contaminants
Continued response to SNH PFOA Investigation
Build capacity and organization to respond to continuing
and new threats
1,4-dioxane
Perfluorochemicals
What we dont know

John M. Regans Retirement Job

PFOA and PFOS Emerging Contaminants

Spring 2014 - PFOS contamination of Haven Well


Pease Tradeport Water System
March 2016 - Southern NH PFOA investigation

Saint-Gobain 5 towns
TCI Amherst
2 landfills
2 school water systems
Several self-sampled private homes
Car wash

Public Water Supply Testing Results


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SITE

WELLS
SAMPLED

RESULTS
RECEIVED

PFOA & PFOS


ABOVE 70 PPT

SGPP

683

641

178

TCI AMHERST

198

198

17

TCI MANCHESTER

AIR SITES

11

10

WASTE TO ENERGY

10

10

MERRIMACK LF

109

103

LL&S LF

44

44

SOUHEGAN LF

30

30

COAKLEY LF

23

21

BEDFORD LF

27

25

MEADOWOOD

TROWBRIDGE DR DETECT

13

13

MAMMOTH RD DETECT

23

AMHERST RD DETECT

HAMPSTEAD MS DETECT

15

MARLOW ELEMENTARY

REGULATED CAR WASH

TOTAL

1211

1132

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Response Actions
Safe Drinking Water

Merrimack Village District Water Works


Alternate water sources
Wellhead treatment

Manchester Brown Ave. Residents


Manchester Water Works waterline extension underway

Amherst
TCI funding design and bid package
Pennichuck waterline extension projected Spring 2017

Litchfield
Saint-Gobain funding Pennichuck waterline extension
from south for 370 homes / 80 more pending

Response Actions
Safe Drinking Water

Bedford
Potential MWW or MVD waterline extensions
Town is exploring options for 2017 project

Locations where public water extension infeasible


Point-of-entry (POE) treatment systems (GAC)

Interim Solutions
Continue bottled water
Point-of-use (POU) treatment systems before winter

Current and Future Considerations

Reviewing other potential source facilities


Information requests
Facility multi-media inspections
Sampling at selected facilities

Landfill groundwater monitoring


Active/lined facilities
150 +/- closed, unlined facilities

Review of fire sites, firefighting training facilities, and


airports
Hazardous waste site universe
Superfund sites and federal facilities

Emerging Contaminant Discovery Incident Response Components

Public water supply sampling


Private drinking water well sampling
Can require massive outreach and sampling effort
High labor and laboratory costs

Bottled water and POU provision


Long-term alternate water solutions
Community outreach and communications
Press communications

MTBE Remediation Bureau

Continue work using settlement funds


Drinking water well sampling program
Pending waterline extension projects

Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund


Work with new Drinking Water and Groundwater
Advisory Commission
Develop rules for administration of Fund
Guidelines for use of Fund
Processes for selection of projects and award of funds

Questions and Answers

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Panel Discussion
Moderator: Muriel Robinette, Terracon, Inc.
MassDEP Panelists:
Craig Wright, Air Resources Division
Gene Forbes, Water Division
Mike Wimsatt, Waste Management Division

Environmental Business Council of New England


Energy Environment Economy