SB454 (2018) Detail

Relative to ambient water quality standards and maximum contaminant levels for certain perflourinated chemicals.


SB 454  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2974

08/05

 

SENATE BILL 454

 

AN ACT relative to ambient water quality standards and maximum contaminant levels for certain perflourinated chemicals.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Innis, Dist 24; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Rep. Messmer, Rock. 24; Rep. Malloy, Rock. 23; Rep. Backus, Hills. 19; Rep. McConnell, Ches. 12

 

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the department of environmental services to review existing scientific studies and implement rulemaking for ambient water quality standards and maximum containment levels for specific perfluorinated chemicals.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2974

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to ambient water quality standards and maximum contaminant levels for certain perflourinated chemicals.

 

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

 

1  New Subdivision; Perfluorochemicals.  Amend RSA 485 by inserting after section 16-d the following new subdivision:

Perfluorochemicals

485:16-e  Perfluorochemicals.  The commissioner shall, in consultation with the commissioner of the department of health and human services and stakeholders, within 120 days from the effective date of this section, initiate rulemaking to adopt a maximum contaminant limit (MCL) for a combined total of 70 parts per trillion for perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), perfluorohexanesulfonic acid (PFHxS) for public water systems regulated by this chapter.

2  New Paragraph; Ambient Groundwater Quality Standards.  Amend RSA 485-C:6 by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraph:

IV.  The commissioner shall, in consultation with the commissioner of the department of health and human services and stakeholders, within 120 days from the effective date of this paragraph, revise the ambient groundwater quality standards for a combined total of 70 parts per trillion for perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), perfluorohexanesulfonic acid (PFHxS).

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

Links

SB454 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2018 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB454 Revision: 2792 Date: Dec. 20, 2017, 12:09 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 1
Jan. 23, 2018 Hearing: 01/23/2018, Room 103, SH, 09:45 am; SC 3
March 22, 2018 Committee Report: Referred to Interim Study, 03/22/2018; SC 13
March 21, 2018 Committee Report: Referred to Interim Study, 03/21/2018; SC 13
March 21, 2018 Sen. Avard Moved Laid on Table, MA, VV; 03/21/2018; SJ 9
March 21, 2018 Pending Motion Interim Study; 03/21/2018; SJ 9