HB 1569-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 1569-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Murphy, Hills. 21; Rep. Petrigno, Hills. 23; Rep. Salloway, Straf. 5; Rep. Meuse, Rock. 29; Rep. Gay, Rock. 8; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Bushway, Rock. 21; Rep. French, Graf. 14; Rep. Eisner, Rock. 6; Rep. Edgar, Rock. 21; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Morgan, Dist 23
COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development
This bill requires the department of environmental services to maintain a public registry of where certain fire suppressants have been used.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
XI.(a) There is established in the department of environmental services a registry for compilation and analysis of information relating to the sites where the class B firefighting foam has been discharged, stored, captured, collected, managed, or disposed of. Such registry shall be available to the public on the department of environmental services' Internet website.
(b) Any time a class B firefighting foam to which PFAS chemicals have been intentionally added is discharged, the person or municipality making such discharge shall notify the department of environmental services within 48 hours of such discharge.
(c) Persons or municipalities shall notify the department of environmental services of all locations where class B firefighting foam is or has been stored, captured, collected, managed, or disposed of.
(d) Within 120 days of the effective date of this paragraph, persons or municipalities shall notify the department of environmental services of any known dates and locations where class B firefighting foam has been discharged in the past.
(e) The commissioner of the department of environmental services shall adopt rules pursuant to RSA 541-A relative to the content and design of forms for reporting use of class B firefighting foam. Reports shall include the location, date, time, and volume of the discharge.
HB 1569-FN- FISCAL NOTE
AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2020-0182h)
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ ] Other
This bill requires the Department of Environmental Services to maintain a public registry of where certain fire suppressants have been used. The Department of Environmental Services indicates this bill would require it to establish a publicly available registry for compilation and analysis of information related to the sites where Class B firefighting foam has been discharged, stored, captured, collected, managed or disposed. The Department would be required to adopt rules relative to the content and design of forms for reporting use of the firefighting foam. The Department states an additional 1/2 FTE position of Environmentalist IV will be necessary to create and maintain reporting forms and develop and maintain the electronic registry. As no funding is provided for staff time, it is assumed all costs would come from the State General Fund. The Department provided the following cost estimate:
Part-time Environmentalist IV
Aside from the necessary position, the State fiscal impact is indeterminable. There would be no fiscal impact to county and local government. The Department assumes existing fire department staff in each town would assume responsibility for reporting Class B foam use to the Department.
Department of Environmental Services
|Jan. 15, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 21, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 28, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 19, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 1 P. 27|
|Jan. 21, 2020||Public Hearing: 01/21/2020 10:00 am LOB 305|
|Jan. 15, 2020||Public Hearing: 01/15/2020 10:00 am LOB 305|
|Jan. 28, 2020||Executive Session: 01/28/2020 10:00 am LOB 305|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0182h for 02/19/2020 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 7 P. 14|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0182h (Vote 19-0; CC)|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Amendment # 2020-0182h: AA VV 02/19/2020|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0182h: MA VV 02/19/2020|
|March 11, 2020||Introduced 03/11/2020 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 7|