HB1491 (2006) Detail

(2nd New Title) AN ACT extending certain deadlines relative to the Great Bay Estuary Commission and the Estuary Alliance for Sewage Treatment and establishing a commission to study the publicly owned treatment plant needs of New Hampshire and state laboratory water tests and fees.


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HB 1491 – FINAL VERSION

07Mar2006… 1154h

04/20/06 1959s

24May2006… 2309cofc

24May2006… 2388eba

2006 SESSION

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08/09

HOUSE BILL 1491

AN ACT extending certain deadlines relative to the Great Bay Estuary Commission and the Estuary Alliance for Sewage Treatment, and establishing a commission to study the publicly owned treatment plant needs of New Hampshire and state laboratory water tests and fees.

SPONSORS: Rep. Owen, Merr 4

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill extends the reporting deadline of the Great Bay Estuary Commission and extends the first meeting deadline of the Estuary Alliance for Sewage Treatment.

This bill also establishes a commission to study the publicly owned treatment plant needs of New Hampshire and state laboratory water tests and fees for such tests collected by the department of environmental services.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

07Mar2006… 1154h

04/20/06 1959s

24May2006… 2309cofc

24May2006… 2388eba

06-2497

08/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Six

AN ACT extending certain deadlines relative to the Great Bay Estuary Commission and the Estuary Alliance for Sewage Treatment, and establishing a commission to study the publicly owned treatment plant needs of New Hampshire and state laboratory water tests and fees.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

309:1 Great Bay Estuary Commission; Reporting Date Extended. Amend 2003, 236:5 as amended by 2004, 20:11 and 2005, 104:4 to read as follows:

236:5 Report. The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the senate president, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before [November 1, 2006] December 31, 2007.

309:2 EAST; First Meeting Deadline, Extended. Amend 2004, 258:2 to read as follows:

258:2 First Meeting. The chairperson of the Great Bay Estuary commission, established by 2003, 236, shall call the first meeting of EAST prior to [November 1, 2005] December 31, 2007.

309:3 Commission Established. There is established a commission to study the publicly owned treatment plant needs of New Hampshire and state laboratory water tests and fees for such tests collected by the department of environmental services.

309:4 Membership and Compensation.

I. The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(a) Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, including one member of the science, technology and energy committee and one member of the environment and agriculture committee.

(b) Three members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate, including one member of the environment and wildlife committee.

(c) Two representatives from the New Hampshire department of environmental services, appointed by the commissioner of environmental services.

(d) One representative appointed by the New Hampshire Municipal Association.

(e) Two academic representatives from the university of New Hampshire at Durham with expertise in wastewater treatment, appointed by the university.

(f) One representative from the office of energy and planning, appointed by the governor.

(g) Two representatives from publicly owned treatment facilities/works, appointed by the New Hampshire Water Pollution Control Association.

II. Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

309:5 Duties.

I. The commission shall study the publicly owned treatment plan needs of New Hampshire. The commission shall also:

(a) Review and study the current capabilities of the existing 85 publicly owned treatment works operating in New Hampshire.

(b) Identify and summarize current and projected population and industrial growth patterns.

(c) Document effluent criteria identified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the New Hampshire department of environmental services.

(d) Identify existing and proposed effluent and toxic reduction technologies.

(e) Make findings regarding potential technological solutions to effluent requirements, using wastewater treatment industry representatives as available.

II. The commission shall study water tests conducted by the state laboratory of hygiene and water test fees collected by the department of environmental services. The commission shall evaluate the need for future additions to existing laboratory tests and equipment and make recommendations for laboratory test fees and distributions to the laboratory equipment and replacement fund.

309:6 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Six members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

309:7 Report. The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 30, 2007.

309:8 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved: June 19, 2006

Effective: June 19, 2006

Links

HB1491 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

HB1491 Revision: 9763 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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