HB 261 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 261
SPONSORS: Rep. Grassie, Straf. 11; Rep. Adjutant, Graf. 17; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Murphy, Hills. 21
COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development
This bill requires the commissioner of the department of environmental services to revise rules relative to arsenic contamination in drinking water.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
19Mar2019... 0028h 19-0398
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
I. The commissioner shall initiate rulemaking pursuant to RSA 485-C:4, III within 120 days of the effective date of this paragraph to revise the ambient groundwater quality standard for arsenic to a value not to exceed 5 micrograms per liter.
II. The commissioner shall initiate rulemaking pursuant to RSA 485:3, I within 120 days of the effective date of this paragraph to adopt a maximum contaminant limit for arsenic to a value not to exceed 5 micrograms per liter for public water systems regulated by RSA 485-C.
190:1 Department of Environmental Services; Ambient Groundwater Quality Standards. By January 1, 2019, the commissioner of the department of environmental services shall review the ambient groundwater standard for arsenic to determine whether it should be lowered, taking into consideration the extent to which the contaminant is found in New Hampshire, the ability to detect the contaminant in public water systems, the ability to remove the contaminant from drinking water, the impact on public health, and the costs and benefits to affected entities that will result from establishing the standard. [Any proposed change to the ambient groundwater standard for arsenic shall require the approval of the general court.] On or before January 1, 2019, the commissioner shall submit a report of the findings to the chairpersons of the house and senate committees with jurisdiction over natural resources.
|Jan. 2, 2019||Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 2 P. 43|
|Feb. 12, 2019||Public Hearing: 02/12/2019 10:00 am LOB 305|
|March 6, 2019||Executive Session: 03/06/2019 10:00 am LOB 305|
|March 19, 2019||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0028h for 03/19/2019 (Vote 17-1; CC) HC 16 P. 11|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0028h (Vote 17-1; CC)|
|March 19, 2019||Amendment # 2019-0028h: AA VV 03/19/2019|
|March 19, 2019||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0028h: MA VV 03/19/2019|
|Feb. 12, 2019||House||Hearing|
|March 6, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|March 19, 2019||House||Floor Vote|