The purpose of the Contamination Program is to assess contamination material constraints, guiding the Department relative to contamination issues, recommending and administering remedial activities, and assuring compliance with all rules and regulations relative to contamination issues and the handling of hazardous or regulated materials associated with NHDOT actions.
Hazardous Waste and Contamination Assessment Database:
RASCAL - Risk Assessment Survey for Contamination & Appraisal of Land: RASCAL is a Web-based data management systems that assists in the management of data necessitated for the evaluation of properties associated with NHDOT projects. NHDOT project development policy necessitates that all properties potentially affected by design projects be screened for hazardous materials (hazmat) issues, and that this screening be performed as early as possible in project planning to maximize the time available for assessment of contamination and to allow for the incorporation of this data into purchasing decisions, route selection, construction planning, and health & safety plan preparation. The RASCAL program assists in the collection and management of the information required by this policy. To request access to this database please contact Dale O'Connell, DO'Connell@dot.state.nh.us