HB 1436 - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1436
SPONSORS: Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3
COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development
This bill requires all septic systems within the protected shoreland to meet all rules of the department of environmental services for sewage system design.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
1 Statement of Purpose. The general court recognizes that preservation of surface water quality is critical for the quality of life and the economy of many towns in New Hampshire. Towns have an interest in any development occurring in any other town that shares a surface water resource. Quality of life and the local economy of a town can be harmed by loss of water quality caused by the approval of development by another town without regard for the impact on the shared surface water quality.
III. Any development of more than 10 residence units or more than 10 camping units, whether seasonal or year-round, permanent or temporary, which is proposed to be constructed within the protected shoreland, or any development which will store, process, or handle hazardous materials which is proposed to be constructed within the protected shoreland shall be deemed a development of regional impact and all towns which share the shoreland of the water body on which the development is proposed shall be afforded the status of abutters.
V. Within 5 business days of the determination that a proposed development has a potential regional impact, the local land use board shall notify abutters by certified mail of their right to appeal a decision of the department of environmental services granting a permit for such development. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, abutters shall have 30 days from the date notification was received to appeal the decision granting the permit.
(4) Within 5 years of the effective date of this subparagraph, all septic systems within the protected shoreland shall meet all rules of the department of environmental services for sewage disposal system design. If a town does not have documentation that a sewage disposal system meets current standards, the town shall notify the land owner by certified mail requiring the land owner to have the system inspected by a licensed septic system designer or evaluator and to provide the town with documentation of the inspection. Landowners shall have one year to return the documentation. If the septic system fails to meet such state standards, the land owner shall upgrade the system to meet state standards within 5 years.
|Jan. 3, 2018||Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 1 P. 10|
|Jan. 23, 2018||Public Hearing: 01/23/2018 10:00 AM LOB 305|
|Feb. 13, 2018||Executive Session: 02/13/2018 LOB 305|
|Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 11-7; RC)|
|March 6, 2018||Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 11-7; RC) HC 9 P. 75|
|Minority Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study|
|March 6, 2018||Suspend House Rule 65 (Reps. Hinch, Shurtleff): MA VV by necessary two-thirds vote 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 125|
|Special Order to 3/15/2018 Without Objection HJ 7 P. 49|
|March 15, 2018||Suspend House Rule 65; extending deadline for action to 3/22/2018 (Reps. Hinch, Shurtleff): MA VV by necessary two-thirds vote 03/15/2018 HJ 8 P. 69|
|March 21, 2018||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/21/2018 HJ 9 P. 41|
|Jan. 23, 2018||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 13, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|March 6, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
|March 15, 2018||House||Floor Vote|