SB450 (2018) Detail

Establishing an advisory commission for the department of environmental services relative to the delegation of authority of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program.


CHAPTER 320

SB 450-FN-A - FINAL VERSION

 

02/15/2018   0393s

03/15/2018   1072s

5Apr2018... 1205h

3May2018... 1809h

05/23/2018   2085EBA

 

2018 SESSION

18-2863

08/03

 

SENATE BILL 450-FN-A

 

AN ACT establishing an advisory commission for the department of environmental services relative to the delegation of authority of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Innis, Dist 24; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Rep. Vose, Rock. 9; Rep. Mullen, Straf. 1; Rep. Suzanne Smith, Graf. 8; Rep. Spang, Straf. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes an advisory commission for the department of environmental services to the delegation of authority for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program.

 

This bill is a request of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System study commission established in RSA 483-B:7-a.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/15/2018   0393s

03/15/2018   1072s

5Apr2018... 1205h

3May2018... 1809h

05/23/2018   2085EBA 18-2863

08/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT establishing an advisory commission for the department of environmental services relative to the delegation of authority of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program.

 

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

 

320:1  New Chapter; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Advisory Commission.  Amend RSA by inserting after chapter 149-P the following new chapter:

CHAPTER 149-Q

NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM ADVISORY COMMISSION

149-Q:1  Commission Established.  There is established a commission to study the delegation of authority for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).

149-Q:2  Membership and Compensation.  The members of the commission shall be as follows:

I.  One member of an affected nuclear facility, appointed by the governor.

II.  Two members of the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire, appointed by the association.

III.  One member representing both the New Hampshire Rivers Council and New Hampshire Lakes Association, appointed by those organizations.

IV.  Three geographically dispersed members representing affected water and sewer facilities appointed by the New Hampshire Municipal Association.

V.  One member of the Granite State Hydropower Association, appointed by that association.

VI.  One member of the New Hampshire Association of Realtors, appointed by that association.

VII.  One member of the Associated General Contractors of New Hampshire, appointed by that association.

VIII.  One member of the New Hampshire Water Pollution Control Association, appointed by that association.

IX.  One member representing affected public utilities, appointed by the governor.

X.  One member representing an affected regional planning commission, appointed by the New Hampshire Association of Regional Planning Commissions.

XI.  The commissioner of the department of transportation, or designee.

XII.  One member of an environmental group, appointed by the governor.

XIII.  The Great Bay Piscataqua Waterkeeper.

XIV.  One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

XV.  Two members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

149-Q:3  Duties.  The commission shall propose legislation for a delegation of the authority for the NPDES to the department of environmental services.  Such proposal shall include a report consisting of the following:

I.  Analyzing the costs and scope of personnel for permit writing, outreach, science, compliance, and enforcement.

II.  Examining the alternatives for funding, including fee analysis to understand how fees might be allocated, including discharge volume, quality, frequency, and the effects on individual households and businesses.

III.  Comparing New Hampshire statutes and administrative rules to Environmental Protection Agency requirements to determine changes that are needed.  

IV.  Analyzing current monitoring, analysis, total maximum daily load, and data management requirements.

V.  Analyzing current outreach deficiencies by identifying stakeholders and giving them a period to respond to proposals.

VI.  Planning, management, and oversight of staffing and activities, including proposals for reorganization if necessary.

VII.  Proposing an orderly transition approach and creating a timeline for the transition.

VIII.  Analyzing the cost of data management during the transition and after the delegation of authority.

149-Q:4  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson among the members.  The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the senate member.  The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Seven members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

149-Q:5  Report.  The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before March 1, 2020.

320:2  Repeal.  RSA 149-Q, relative to the NPDES advisory commission, is repealed.

320:3  Effective Date.  

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect March 1, 2020.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect October 1, 2019.

 

Approved: June 25, 2018

Effective Date:

I. Section 2 shall take effect March 1, 2020.

II. Remainder shall take effect October 1, 2019.

 

 

 

Links

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Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 30, 2018 Senate Hearing
Feb. 8, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
Feb. 15, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 15, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 27, 2018 House Hearing
March 27, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
April 5, 2018 House Floor Vote
April 18, 2018 House Exec Session
April 18, 2018 House Exec Session
April 26, 2018 House Floor Vote
April 26, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB450 Revision: 4253 Date: June 27, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
SB450 Revision: 3859 Date: May 25, 2018, 11:51 a.m.
SB450 Revision: 3721 Date: May 9, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
SB450 Revision: 3379 Date: April 9, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
SB450 Revision: 3282 Date: March 20, 2018, 10:06 a.m.
SB450 Revision: 3059 Date: Feb. 26, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
SB450 Revision: 2798 Date: Dec. 20, 2017, 12:06 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 1
Jan. 30, 2018 Hearing: 01/30/2018, Room 103, SH, 10:00 am; SC 4
Feb. 8, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0393s, 02/08/2018; SC 6
Feb. 15, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0393s, 02/15/2018; SC 7
Feb. 15, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-0393s, AA, VV; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
Feb. 15, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0393s, MA, VV; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
March 15, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1072s, 03/15/2018; SC 12A
March 15, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-1072s, AA, VV; 03/15/2018; SJ 8
March 15, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-1072s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/15/2018; SJ 8
March 15, 2018 Introduced 03/15/2018 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 8 P. 70
March 27, 2018 Public Hearing: 03/27/2018 10:20 AM LOB 305
March 27, 2018 Executive Session: 03/27/2018 LOB 305
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1205h (Vote 18-0; CC)
April 5, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1205h for 04/05/2018 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 13 P. 6
April 5, 2018 Amendment # 2018-1205h: AA VV 04/05/2018 HJ 11 P. 6
April 5, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 1205h: MA VV 04/05/2018 HJ 11 P. 6
April 5, 2018 Referred to Finance 04/05/2018 HJ 11 P. 7
April 10, 2018 Division I Work Session: 04/10/2018 01:00 PM LOB 212
April 18, 2018 Executive Session: 04/18/2018 01:00 PM LOB 210-211
April 17, 2018 Division I Work Session: 04/17/2018 11:30 AM LOB 212
April 18, 2018 Executive Session: 04/18/2018 01:00 PM LOB 210-211
April 26, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 04/26/2018 (Vote 26-0; CC) HC 16 P. 5
April 26, 2018 Removed from Consent (Rep. Kurk) 04/26/2018
April 26, 2018 Special Order to 5/2/2018 (Rep. Kurk): MA VV 04/26/2018
May 3, 2018 FLAM # 2018-1809h (Rep. Kurk): AA VV 05/03/2018
May 3, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 1809h: MA VV 05/03/2018
May 10, 2018 Sen. Avard Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 05/10/2018; SJ 17
May 23, 2018 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2018-2085e: AA VV 05/23/2018
May 23, 2018 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2018-2085e Adopted, VV, (In recess of 05/23/2018); SJ 18
May 23, 2018 Enrolled 05/23/2018
May 23, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 05/23/2018); SJ 18
June 25, 2018 Signed by the Governor on 06/25/2018; Chapter 0320 SC 27
March 1, 2020 I. Section 2 Effective 03/01/2020 SC 27
Oct. 1, 2019 II. Remainder Effective 10/01/2019 SC 27
June 25, 2018 Signed by the Governor on 06/25/2018; Chapter 0320
March 1, 2020 I. Section 2 Effective 03/01/2020
Oct. 1, 2019 II. Remainder Effective 10/01/2019