SB368 (2018) Detail

Establishing an exemption from shoreland protection permitting requirements for maintenance and repairs of existing roads and for borings and test wells.


CHAPTER 123

SB 368 - FINAL VERSION

 

02/22/2018   0656s

2018 SESSION

18-2921

08/10

 

SENATE BILL 368

 

AN ACT establishing an exemption from shoreland protection permitting requirements for maintenance and repairs of existing roads and for borings and test wells.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Bradley, Dist 3

 

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes an exemption from shoreland protection permitting requirements for maintenance and repairs of existing roads and for borings and test wells.

 

This bill is a request of the department of transportation.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/22/2018   0656s 18-2921

08/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT establishing an exemption from shoreland protection permitting requirements for maintenance and repairs of existing roads and for borings and test wells.

 

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

 

123:1  New Paragraphs; Permit Required; Exemption; Repairs of Existing Roads; Borings and Test Wells.  Amend RSA 483-B:5-b by inserting after paragraph VI the following new paragraphs:

VII.  Maintenance and repair of state roadways undertaken by the department of transportation shall be exempt from the permitting requirements of this chapter, provided such roadway is not expanded.

VIII.  The drilling of geotechnical borings and test wells undertaken by the department of transportation for the purpose of gathering design information shall be exempt from the permitting requirements of this chapter, provided that any vehicles used shall be operated in a manner that minimizes disturbance to the natural woodland buffer; drilling operations shall be managed to avoid impact on water quality; drill holes shall be backfilled with drill spoil or filled with clean material or grout; drill cuttings not used to backfill drill holes shall be removed or stabilized; and equipment shall be operated and maintained to avoid spillage of fluids including, but not limited to, oil, gas, antifreeze, or hydraulic fluids.

IX.  The commissioner of the department of environmental services may enter into a memorandum of agreement with the commissioner of the department of transportation for the construction of new roads, and the maintenance of existing roads, not covered by paragraph VII, provided that the department of transportation has incorporated appropriate protective practices in its projects which are substantially equivalent to the requirements established by the department of environmental services under this chapter.

123:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: May 30, 2018

Effective Date: July 29, 2018

Links

SB368 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 9, 2018 Senate Hearing
Feb. 22, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 20, 2018 House Hearing
April 17, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
April 26, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB368 Revision: 4051 Date: May 31, 2018, 3:27 p.m.
SB368 Revision: 3612 Date: April 26, 2018, 2:15 p.m.
SB368 Revision: 3111 Date: Feb. 22, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
SB368 Revision: 2661 Date: Dec. 12, 2017, 1:27 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 1
Jan. 9, 2018 Hearing: 01/09/2018, Room 103, SH, 10:15 am; SC 48
Feb. 22, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0656s, 02/22/2018; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 8
Feb. 22, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-0656s, AA, VV; 02/22/2018; SJ 5
Feb. 22, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0656s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/22/2018; SJ 5
March 7, 2018 Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 7 P. 51
March 20, 2018 Public Hearing: 03/20/2018 10:30 AM LOB 303
March 27, 2018 Subcommittee Work Session: 03/27/2018 11:45 AM LOB 305
April 17, 2018 Full Committee Work Session: 04/17/2018 10:00 AM LOB 305
April 17, 2018 Executive Session: 04/17/2018 LOB 305
April 26, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 04/26/2018 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 16 P. 7
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 18-0; CC)
April 26, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA VV 04/26/2018
May 3, 2018 Enrolled 05/03/2018
May 3, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 05/03/2018); SJ 17
May 30, 2018 Signed by the Governor on 05/30/2018; Chapter 0123; Effective 07/29/2018