HB73 (2021) Detail

Relative to public notice requirements for certain permits issued by the department of environmental services.


HB 73  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0045

08/11

 

HOUSE BILL 73

 

AN ACT relative to public notice requirements for certain permits issued by the department of environmental services.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Aron, Sull. 7; Rep. Pearl, Merr. 26; Rep. Potucek, Rock. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires public notice using electronic means for certain permits issued by 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0045

08/11

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to public notice requirements for certain permits issued by the department of environmental services.

 

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

 

1  Department of Environmental Services, Solid Waste Division; Rulemaking; Notice Requirements.  Amend RSA 149-M:7, III to read as follows:

III. Administration of a permit system, including the terms, conditions, and time frames under which the department shall issue, modify, suspend, revoke, deny, approve, or transfer permits required by this chapter, and means of noticing the public about such permits including, but not limited to, using electronic means via notice on the department's Internet website, and communicating permitting information with affected municipalities.

2  Department of Environmental Services; Solid Waste Division; Permit Required; Electronic Notice Required.  Amend RSA 149-M:9, VIII to read as follows:

VIII. The department shall act upon each permit application within 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 on the department's Internet website, 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.

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

Links

HB73 at GenCourtMobile
HB73 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 27, 2021 House Hearing
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB73 Revision: 31354 Date: Jan. 4, 2021, 10:54 a.m.

Docket


March 4, 2021: Introduced 03/04/2021 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 7


Feb. 24, 2021: Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/24/2021


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 12 P. 4


Jan. 27, 2021: Public Hearing: 01/27/2021 03:15 pm Members of the public may attend using the following links: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/92887623403 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Environment and Agriculture HJ 2 P. 34


Jan. 6, 2020: To Be Introduced 01/06/2020 and referred to Environment and Agriculture