HB1766 (2018) Detail

(New Title) requiring the department of environmental services to report to the general court regarding bedrock testing and perfluorochemical contamination in the Seacoast area and at other landfills and hazardous waste sites.


CHAPTER 306

HB 1766-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

04/26/2018   1630s

23May2018... 1983-CofC

2018 SESSION

18-2503

08/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1766-FN

 

AN ACT requiring the department of environmental services to report to the general court regarding bedrock testing and perfluorochemical contamination in the Seacoast area and at other landfills and hazardous waste sites.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Messmer, Rock. 24; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Bean, Rock. 21; Rep. Edgar, Rock. 21; Rep. T. Le, Rock. 31; Rep. P. Gordon, Rock. 29; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21

 

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the department of environmental services to report to the general court regarding perfluorinated chemical contamination at the Seacoast and at landfills and other hazardous waste sites.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

04/26/2018   1630s

23May2018... 1983-CofC 18-2503

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT requiring the department of environmental services to report to the general court regarding bedrock testing and perfluorochemical contamination in the Seacoast area and at other landfills and hazardous waste sites.

 

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

 

306:1  Findings.  The general court acknowledges the public concern regarding the issue of water quality in the Seacoast area and at areas of environmental interest all over the state.  The general court further finds that in view of bedrock testing due to begin in the Seacoast area during the summer of 2018, and in view of the impending first ever study of per and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) exposure, the general court shall be informed, on a regular basis, of contaminant monitoring and contaminant migration, and advised regarding new research on contaminant exposure and any developments in remediation technology.

306:2  Department of Environmental Services; Reports Required.  

I.  The department of environmental services shall submit an initial report to the general court by December 1, 2018, and shall submit interim reports every 6 months thereafter, on the results of monitoring, testing, and any other analysis or data relative to perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) levels at statewide sites that it has identified as sources of those contaminants.  The reports shall include preliminary results from bedrock testing conducted at the Coakley Landfill site beginning in the summer of 2018.  The department shall submit interim reports on the bedrock testing by July 1, 2019 and December 1, 2019, and a final report within 6 months of when such testing is completed.  Other Seacoast area sites shall include, but not be limited to, the Pease International Tradeport and its vicinity, the Hampton Landfill, the Coakley Landfill, the Rye Breakfast Hill Landfill, the Rye Grove Landfill, the Garland Well and nearby well sites, the former Cibor Airport, the Hampton Airport, and other municipal and commercial operations within the Seacoast area deemed relevant by the department.  The department shall also include in such reports the PFOS and PFOA levels at any landfill, hazardous waste, and other sites statewide where it currently requires testing.

II.  Copies of the reports required in paragraph I shall be submitted to:

(a)  The president of the senate.

(b)  The speaker of the house of representatives.

(c)  The chairman of the senate energy and natural resources committee, or the successor committee with jurisdiction over energy and natural resource issues.

(d)  The chairman of the environment and agriculture committee, or the successor committee with jurisdiction over energy and natural resource issues.

(e)  The joint legislative fiscal committee of the general court.

306:3  Senate and House of Representatives Committees; Duties.  The senate energy and natural resources committee and the house environment and agriculture committee, or their successor committees as specified in section 2, paragraph II of this act, shall collect and evaluate the reports required in section 2 of this act along with any other reports, data, and information the committees deem relevant.  The committees shall solicit information from commissions and informed citizens in southeastern New Hampshire and shall solicit information from the United States Environmental Protection Agency regarding the reports required in section 2.

306:4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.

 

Approved: June 25, 2018

Effective Date: July 01, 2018

 

 

Links

HB1766 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 20, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 20, 2018 House Exec Session
April 3, 2018 Senate Hearing
April 26, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
May 17, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
May 23, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
May 23, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1766 Revision: 4214 Date: June 26, 2018, 10:39 a.m.
HB1766 Revision: 3958 Date: May 23, 2018, 2:56 p.m.
HB1766 Revision: 3573 Date: May 4, 2018, 2:49 p.m.
HB1766 Revision: 2172 Date: Nov. 22, 2017, 11:52 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Environment and Agriculture HJ 1 P. 22
Feb. 20, 2018 Public Hearing: 02/20/2018 10:00 AM LOB 303
Feb. 20, 2018 Executive Session: 02/20/2018 LOB 303
March 6, 2018 Majority Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study for 03/06/2018 (Vote 9-7; RC) HC 9 P. 53
Majority Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study (Vote 9-7; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
March 7, 2018 Refer for Interim Study: MF RC 149-174 03/07/2018 HJ 7 P. 3
March 7, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA RC 207-118 03/07/2018 HJ 7 P. 6
March 8, 2018 Introduced 03/08/2018 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 7
April 3, 2018 Hearing: 04/03/2018, Room 103, SH, 10:00 am; SC 15
April 26, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1630s, 04/26/2018; SC 18
April 26, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-1630s, RC 24Y-0N, AA; 04/26/2018; SJ 14
April 26, 2018 Sen. Innis Floor Amendment # 2018-1792s, RC 5Y-19N, AF; 04/26/2018; SJ 14
April 26, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-1630s, RC 24Y-0N, MA; OT3rdg; 04/26/2018; SJ 14
May 10, 2018 House Non-Concurs with Senate Amendment 1630s and Requests CofC (Rep. John T. O'Connor): MA VV 05/10/2018
May 10, 2018 Speaker Appoints: Reps. John T. O'Connor, Darrow, Pearl, R. Gordon 05/10/2018
May 10, 2018 Sen. Avard Accedes to House Request for Committee of Conference, MA, VV; 05/10/2018; SJ 17
May 10, 2018 President Appoints: Senators Avard, Bradley, Fuller Clark; 05/10/2018; SJ 17
May 14, 2018 Conference Committee Meeting: 05/14/2018 01:00 PM LOB 303
May 17, 2018 Conference Committee Report Filed, # 2018-1983c; 05/17/2018
May 23, 2018 Conference Committee Report # 2018-1983c, Adopted, VV; 05/23/2018; SJ 18
May 23, 2018 Removed from Consent (Rep. Messmer) 05/23/2018
May 23, 2018 Conference Committee Report 1983c: Adopted, DV 168-156 05/23/2018
May 23, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 05/23/2018); SJ 18
May 23, 2018 Enrolled 05/23/2018
June 25, 2018 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/25/2018; Chapter 306; Eff. 7/1/2018