HB258 (2017) Detail

(New Title) relative to the submission and approval of subsurface sewage disposal system plans, relative to septic requirements in conversions to accessory dwellings, and authorizing certain septage and sludge land applications.


CHAPTER 238

HB 258 - FINAL VERSION

 

05/31/2017   1981s

22Jun2017... 2292CofC

2017 SESSION

17-0586

08/10

 

HOUSE BILL 258

 

AN ACT relative to the submission and approval of subsurface sewage disposal system plans, relative to septic requirements in conversions to accessory dwellings, and authorizing certain septage and sludge land applications.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Sprague, Straf. 18

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill:

 

I.  Makes various changes to the process for submission and approval of subsurface sewage disposal system plans.

 

II.  Extends an exemption from restrictions on certain septage and sludge land application.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05/31/2017   1981s

22Jun2017... 2292-CofC 17-0586

08/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to the submission and approval of subsurface sewage disposal system plans, relative to septic requirements in conversions to accessory dwellings, and authorizing certain septage and sludge land applications.

 

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

 

238:1  Registry of Deeds; Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems.  Amend RSA 485-A:29, II to read as follows:

II.  [Permitted designers of subsurface sewage disposal systems shall obtain the registry of deeds volume and page numbers for each lot that relates to the septic system application and provide them to the department.]  The department shall develop and approve an outline of brief instructions for the periodic maintenance, care and proper usage of waste disposal systems, including a warning of the potential public health hazard and pollution of public and private water supplies and surface water of the state from improperly maintained sewage and waste disposal systems.

238:2  New Paragraph; Approval; Failed Septic Systems.  Amend RSA 485-A:32 by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:

II-a.  Any person submitting an application and plans for construction approval to replace a subsurface sewage disposal system in failure as defined in RSA 485-A:2, IV shall be exempt from presenting a certification of compliance with local government requirements as required by paragraph II.

238:3  Sewage Disposal Systems; Off Lot Disposal Areas.  Amend RSA 485-A:38, II-a(a)(1)(B) to read as follows:

(B)  The lot is 5 acres or more in size; or

(C)  The lot is served by an off lot effluent disposal area.

238:4  Accessory Dwelling Units; Sewage Disposal Systems.  Amend RSA 674:72, V to read as follows:

V.  The applicant for a permit to construct an accessory dwelling unit shall make adequate provisions for water supply and sewage disposal for the accessory dwelling unit in accordance with RSA 485-A:38, but separate systems shall not be required for the principal and accessory dwelling units.  In order to comply with this paragraph and prior to constructing an accessory dwelling unit, an application for approval for a sewage disposal system shall be submitted in accordance with RSA 485-A as applicable.  The approved sewage disposal system shall be installed if the existing system has not received construction approval and approval to operate under current rules or predecessor rules, or the system fails or otherwise needs to be repaired or replaced.

238:5  Use Authorization; Septage and Sludge Land Application.  Amend 1998, 56:6 as amended by 2003, 43:14, 2003, 302:3, 2005, 141:2, 2007, 287:1, and 2011, 32:5 to read as follows:

56:6  [Temporary] Use Authorization.  The septage and sludge land application restrictions contained in RSA 483:9, VI(c), RSA 483:9-a, VII(b), RSA 483:9-aa, VII(b), and RSA 483:9-b, VII(b) shall not apply [until January 1, 2017] to any land upon which septage or sludge has been spread in accordance with all applicable rules adopted by the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the New Hampshire department of environmental services, during any portion of the 3-year period prior to January 1, 1998.  In addition, there shall be no termination of this restriction exemption for qualifying land that is used for scientific research on septage or sludge.  Any continued application of septage and sludge pursuant to this section shall comply with all applicable federal and state laws and any best management practices published by the university of New Hampshire cooperative extension.

238:6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: July 18, 2017

Effective Date: September 16, 2017

 

 

 

Links

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Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 18, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 1, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 15, 2017 House Floor Vote
March 28, 2017 Senate Hearing
April 25, 2017 Senate Hearing
May 31, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
May 31, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
May 31, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
June 15, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
June 22, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
June 22, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB258 Revision: 609 Date: July 20, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
HB258 Revision: 610 Date: June 23, 2017, 9:14 a.m.
HB258 Revision: 611 Date: June 22, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
HB258 Revision: 612 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 11:23 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 2 P. 22
Jan. 18, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/18/2017 10:30 AM LOB 305
Feb. 1, 2017 Executive Session: 02/01/2017 LOB 305
Feb. 15, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/15/2017 (Vote 16-0; CC) HC 11 P. 14
Feb. 15, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 19
Feb. 16, 2017 Introduced 02/16/2017 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 7
March 28, 2017 Hearing: 03/28/2017, Room 103, SH, 10:15 am; SC 16
April 25, 2017 Hearing: 04/25/2017, Room 103, SH, 09:15 am, on proposed amendment # 2017-1472s; SC 20
May 31, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1981s, 05/31/2017; SC 25
May 31, 2017 Special Order HB 258 to the end of the calendar, Without Objection, MA; 05/31/2017; SJ 18
May 31, 2017 Special Order HB 258 to after the House Messagess, Without Objection, MA; 05/31/2017; SJ 18
May 31, 2017 Committee Amendment # 2017-1981s, AA, VV; 05/31/2017; SJ 18
May 31, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-1981s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/31/2017; SJ 18
June 8, 2017 House Non-Concurs with Senate Amendment 1981s and Requests CofC (Rep. Christensen): MA VV 06/08/2017 HJ 18 P. 2
June 8, 2017 Speaker Appoints: Reps. Mullen, Renzullo, McConnell, Suzanne Smith 06/08/2017 HJ 18 P. 2
June 8, 2017 Sen. Avard Accedes to House Request for Committee of Conference, MA, VV; 06/08/2017; SJ 19
June 8, 2017 President Appoints: Senators Avard, Bradley, Feltes; 06/08/2017; SJ 19
June 13, 2017 Conference Committee Meeting: 06/13/2017 10:00 AM LOB 305
June 15, 2017 Conference Committee Report Filed, # 2017-2292c; 06/15/2017
June 22, 2017 Conference Committee Report # 2017-2292c, Adopted, VV; 06/22/2017; SJ 20
June 22, 2017 Conference Committee Report 2292c: Adopted, VV 06/22/2017 HJ 19 P. 21
June 22, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 06/22/2017); SJ 20
June 22, 2017 Enrolled 06/22/2017 HJ 19 P. 27
July 18, 2017 Signed by Governor Sununu 07/18/2017; Chapter 238; Eff. 9/16/2017