Bill Text - SB163 (2019)

Relative to permits for operation of solid waste management facilities.


Revision: Jan. 22, 2019, 8:40 a.m.

SB 163  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-1042

08/06

 

SENATE BILL 163

 

AN ACT relative to permits for operation of solid waste management facilities.

 

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

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-1042

08/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to permits for operation of solid waste management facilities.

 

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

 

1  Solid Waste Permit Applications.  Amend RSA 149-M:9, VIII to read as follows:

VIII.  The department shall act upon each permit application within [a reasonable period of time] the time periods specified in rules adopted pursuant to RSA 149-M:7 but no later than 180 days after the department determines that the permit application is complete.  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.  The department may extend the time periods for review provided for in this section upon written agreement of the applicant.

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

SB 163  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-1042

08/06

 

SENATE BILL 163

 

AN ACT relative to permits for operation of solid waste management facilities.

 

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

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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 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.

19-1042

08/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to permits for operation of solid waste management facilities.

 

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

 

1  Solid Waste Permit Applications.  Amend RSA 149-M:9, VIII to read as follows:

VIII.  The department shall act upon each permit application within [a reasonable period of time] the time periods specified in rules adopted pursuant to RSA 149-M:7 but no later than 180 days after the department determines that the permit application is complete.  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.  The department may extend the time periods for review provided for in this section upon written agreement of the applicant.

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