HB295 (2008) Detail

(2nd New Title) relative to fuel quality standards and testing requirements for combustion of biomass and biomass fuel and clarifying a definition of provider of electricity.


CHAPTER 113

HB 295 – FINAL VERSION

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2008 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 295

AN ACT relative to fuel quality standards and testing requirements for combustion of biomass and biomass fuel and clarifying a definition of provider of electricity.

SPONSORS: Rep. Phinizy, Sull 5; Rep. L. Ober, Hills 27; Rep. Ryan, Merr 2; Rep. Powers, RockĀ 16

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill authorizes the commissioner of the department of environmental services to establish fuel quality standards and testing requirements for biomass and eligible biomass fuel, as defined in the bill, related to the combustion of such materials at stationary sources.

This bill also clarifies the definition of “provider of electricity” under RSA 362-F, relative to electric renewable portfolio standard, by excluding municipal suppliers.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

23Jan2008… 2661h

04/10/08 1239s

07May2008… 1699eba

07-0725

08/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eight

AN ACT relative to fuel quality standards and testing requirements for combustion of biomass and biomass fuel and clarifying a definition of provider of electricity.

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

113:1 New Paragraph; Biomass Defined. Amend RSA 125-C:2 by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraph:

III-a. “Biomass” means organic matter used as a fuel, not including wood derived from construction and demolition debris, as defined in RSA 149-M:4, IV-a; wood which has been chemically treated; or agricultural crops or aquatic plants or byproducts from such crops or plants, which have been used to rehabilitate a contaminated or brownfields site through a process known as “phytoremediation.”

113:2 New Paragraph; Eligible Biomass Fuel Defined. Amend RSA 125-C:2 by inserting after paragraph VII the following new paragraph:

VII-a. “Eligible biomass fuel” means fuel sources including biomass or neat biodiesel, as defined in RSA 362-A:1-a, I-b, and other neat liquid fuels that are derived from biomass.

113:3 New Subparagraph; Biomass and Eligible Biomass Fuel. Amend RSA 125-C:4, I by inserting after subparagraph (q) the following new subparagraph:

(r) Standards and testing requirements for biomass and eligible biomass fuel as authorized by RSA 125-C:6, XIV-a.

113:4 New Paragraph; Standards and Testing Requirements for Biomass and Eligible Biomass Fuel. Amend RSA 125-C:6 by inserting after paragraph XIV the following new paragraph:

XIV-a. Establishing fuel quality standards and testing requirements for biomass other than round wood and wood chips derived from round wood or waste wood such as limbs, branches, brush, slash, bark, stumps, sawdust, saw mill trimmings, clean pallets, and untreated wood scraps from furniture and other manufacture and eligible biomass fuel related to the combustion of such materials at stationary sources. The commissioner may establish such standards as necessary to maintain statewide compliance with Clean Air Act standards and RSA 125-I.

113:5 Providers of Electricity; Municipal Suppliers. Amend RSA 362-F:2, XIV to read as follows:

XIV. “Provider of electricity” means a distribution company providing default service or an electricity supplier as defined in RSA 374-F:2, II, but does not include municipal suppliers.

113:6 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Approved: June 3, 2008

Effective Date: August 2, 2008

Links

HB295 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB295 Revision: 11871 Date: Jan. 1, 2008, midnight

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