SB 163 - FINAL VERSION
SENATE BILL 163
SPONSORS: Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Rep. Renzullo, Hills. 37; Rep. S. Beaudoin, Straf. 9; Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29
COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources
This bill requires the department of environmental services to act upon a permit application no later than 180 days after the application is deemed complete.
This bill also specifies the rulemaking authority of the department of environmental services regarding solid waste permits.
This bill is a request of the department of environmental services.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
8May2019... 1840h 19-1042
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:
VIII. The department shall act upon each permit application within [a reasonable period of time] the time periods specified in rules adopted under RSA 149-M:7. For permits requiring a public hearing under rules adopted under RSA 149-M:7, once the department determines that an application is complete, in no case, without prior written agreement regarding an extension with the applicant, shall the department take longer than 180 days to issue or deny the permit. For permits that do not require a public hearing under rules adopted under RSA 149-M:7, once the department determines that the application is complete, in no case, without the prior written agreement regarding an extension with the applicant, shall the department take longer than 120 days to issue or deny the permit. Prior to such action, the department shall provide notice of the application by publication in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the community and an opportunity for hearing to interested persons. The applicant shall notify abutters of the public hearing in writing by certified mail, return receipt requested. The requirement of public notice and hearing shall apply at the discretion of the department to facilities or activities that will have an insignificant effect on environmental quality as defined by rule under RSA 149-M:7.
270:2 Rulemaking; Solid Waste Permits; Time Frames. Amend RSA 149-M:7, III to read as follows:
III. Administration of a permit system, including the terms,[ and] conditions, and time frames under which the department shall issue, modify, suspend, revoke, deny, approve, or transfer permits required by this chapter.
Approved: July 19, 2019
Effective Date: September 17, 2019
|Feb. 12, 2019||Senate||Hearing|
|March 7, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|
|April 23, 2019||House||Hearing|
|April 30, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|May 8, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
|May 14, 2019||House||Hearing|
|May 28, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|June 5, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
July 19, 2019: Signed by the Governor on 07/19/2019; Chapter 270; Effective 09/17/2019
June 27, 2019: Enrolled (In recess 06/27/2019); SJ 21
June 27, 2019: Enrolled 06/27/2019 HJ 20 P. 53
June 13, 2019: Sen. Fuller Clark Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 06/13/2019; SJ 20
June 5, 2019: Ought to Pass: MA VV 06/05/2019 HJ 17 P. 19
June 5, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 06/05/2019 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 27 P. 7
: Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 18-0; CC)
May 28, 2019: Executive Session: 05/28/2019 10:30 am LOB 306
May 14, 2019: Public Hearing: 05/14/2019 11:00 am LOB 306
May 8, 2019: Referred to Executive Departments and Administration 05/08/2019 HJ 15 P. 63
May 8, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1630h and 1840h: MA VV 05/08/2019 HJ 15 P. 63
May 8, 2019: FLAM # 2019-1840h (Rep. Aron): AA VV 05/08/2019 HJ 15 P. 63
May 8, 2019: Amendment # 2019-1630h: AA VV 05/08/2019 HJ 15 P. 63
May 8, 2019: Removed from Consent (Rep. Pearl) 05/08/2019 HJ 15 P. 2
: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1630h (Vote 19-0; CC)
May 8, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1630h for 05/08/2019 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 23 P. 4
April 30, 2019: Executive Session: 04/30/2019 10:30 am LOB 303
April 23, 2019: Public Hearing: 04/23/2019 11:00 am LOB 303
March 20, 2019: Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Environment and Agriculture HJ 11 P. 70
March 7, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0658s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/07/2019; SJ 7
March 7, 2019: Committee Amendment # 2019-0658s, AA, VV; 03/07/2019; SJ 7
March 7, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0658s, 03/07/2019; SC 12
Feb. 12, 2019: Hearing: 02/12/2019, Room 103, SH, 09:45 am; SC 10
Jan. 3, 2019: Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 4