HB380 (2017) Detail

Relative to the oil discharge and disposal cleanup fund.


CHAPTER 102

HB 380-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0161

08/10

 

HOUSE BILL 380-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the oil discharge and disposal cleanup fund.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Christensen, Hills. 21; Rep. Ebel, Merr. 5; Sen. Woodburn, Dist 1

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill:

 

I.  Clarifies that the oil discharge and disposal cleanup fund is nonlapsing.

 

II.  Clarifies eligibility requirements for potential contamination source properties.

 

III.  Increases the limit for reimbursement for tank upgrade costs for low-income owners of on-premises-use facilities, in order to stay current with market rates.

 

This bill is a request of the department of environmental services and the oil fund disbursement board.  

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0161

08/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to the oil discharge and disposal cleanup fund.

 

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

 

102:1  Oil Discharge and Disposal.  Amend RSA 146-D:3, I to read as follows:

I.  There is established [an] a nonlapsing oil discharge and disposal cleanup fund.  This fund shall be used, consistent with the provisions of this chapter, to reimburse costs incurred in cleaning up oil discharges in the groundwater and surface waters and soils of the state and in paying third party damages.

102:2  Eligible Expenses and Availability of Funds.  Amend RSA 146-D:6, II-III to read as follows:

II.  The fund shall be available for reimbursement of costs for court-ordered damages to third parties or bodily injury or property damage due to oil contamination incurred by owners of oil storage facilities and owners of land where compliant oil storage facilities were located, and for the costs of on-site and off-site cleanup of oil contamination incurred by owners of oil storage facilities, owners of land where compliant oil storage facilities were located, and owners of potential contamination source properties contaminated by gasoline ethers.

III.  Owners of on-premises-use facilities who have demonstrated financial need may apply for reimbursement of costs to meet local and department operating standards in amounts not to exceed a total of [$1,500] $2,250, and may apply for reimbursement of underground storage tank abandonment or removal costs in amounts not to exceed a total of $2,500.

102:3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: June 08, 2017

Effective Date: August 07, 2017

 

 

 

Links

HB380 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2017 House Hearing
Jan. 31, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 15, 2017 House Floor Vote
March 7, 2017 House Hearing
March 8, 2017 House Exec Session
March 23, 2017 House Floor Vote
April 11, 2017 Senate Hearing
April 20, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
May 11, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB380 Revision: 586 Date: June 12, 2017, 9:14 a.m.
HB380 Revision: 587 Date: May 11, 2017, 1:49 p.m.
HB380 Revision: 588 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 8:09 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 3 P. 12
Jan. 24, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/24/2017 10:15 AM LOB 305
Jan. 31, 2017 Executive Session: 01/31/2017 LOB 305
Feb. 15, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/15/2017 (Vote 14-0; CC) HC 11 P. 14
Feb. 15, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 19
Feb. 15, 2017 Referred to Ways and Means 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 19
March 7, 2017 Public Hearing: 03/07/2017 10:00 AM LOB 202
March 8, 2017 Executive Session: 03/08/2017 LOB 202
March 23, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/23/2017 (Vote 21-0; CC) HC 16 P. 4
March 23, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/23/2017 HJ 11 P. 7
March 23, 2017 Introduced 03/23/2017 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 11
April 11, 2017 Hearing: 04/11/2017, Room 103, SH, 09:30 am; SC 18
April 20, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/20/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 19
April 20, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 04/20/2017; SJ 14
May 11, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/11/2017; SC 22
May 11, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/11/2017; SJ 16
May 18, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 05/18/2017); SJ 18
May 18, 2017 Enrolled 05/18/2017 HJ 16 P. 9
June 8, 2017 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/08/2017; Chapter 102; Eff. 8/7/2017