Did you know when you move, change ownership, or close your business you may be responsible for notifying the NH Department of Environmental Services?  Depending on the activities performed on your site, or industry you are in, you may have operating permits, tank and hazardous waste generator registrations and special operating conditions that have allowed you to conduct business.  Once you decide to make changes to the physical site, facility name, ownership, contact information, location or even close your business, it is your responsibility as the owner or operator to give notifications to NH DES that reflect changes to the facility ownership, business location or operating status.

If you are purchasing a business, it will be necessary, as part of the due diligence process, to understand if there are operating permits and registrations that you, as the new owner, will have to adhere to.  Being unaware of these details puts your operations at risk and may impact your operating expenses.

To help remind business owners of their responsibilities NH DES has recently published a helpful document that summarizes these details.  See below.

If you have questions about this requirement, feel free to contact Andrea O’Brien, the Director of SBDC’s Business Sustainability Program. andrea.obrien@unh.edu

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Director, Business Sustainability Program & Business Advisor
Phone: 603-862-2200
Office: UNH Manchester, others by appt. 88 Commercial St. Manchester, NH 03101