HB1167 (2022) Detail

Establishing a maximum contaminant level for perfluorinated chemicals in surface water.


HB 1167  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2022 SESSION

22-2201

08/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1167

 

AN ACT establishing a maximum contaminant level for perfluorinated chemicals in surface water.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. B. Boyd, Hills. 21; Rep. Myler, Merr. 10; Rep. Woodcock, Carr. 2

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes maximum contaminant levels for perfluorinated chemicals in surface 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22-2201

08/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT establishing a maximum contaminant level for perfluorinated chemicals in surface water.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraphs; Perfluorochemicals.  Amend RSA 485-A:8 by inserting after paragraph IX the following new paragraphs:

X. The maximum contaminant levels in surface waters for the following shall be:

(a) Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA): 12 parts per trillion.

(b) Perfluoroctanesulfonic acid (PFOS): 15 parts per trillion.

(c) Perfluorohexanesulfonic acid (PFHxS): 18 parts per trillion.

(d) Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA): 11 parts per trillion.

(e)  Perfluorobutyrate (PFBA): 7 parts per trillion.

(f)  Perfluorobutanesulfonic acid (PFBS):  1000 parts per trillion.

(g)  The total contaminant levels of subparagraphs (a) through (f):  20 parts per trillion.

XI.  By November 1, 2023, and at least annually thereafter, the commissioner of the department of environmental services shall report to the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate, the chairperson of the house committee on science, technology, and energy, the chairperson of the senate committee on energy and natural resources, the chairperson of the joint legislative committee on administrative rules, and the governor, with a recommendation regarding the adjustment of the maximum contaminant levels set in paragraph X.  

XII.  The commissioner of the department of environmental services may adopt maximum contaminant levels different than those set forth in paragraph X if, accounting for an adequate margin of safety to protect human health at all life stages, including but not limited to prenatal development, the commissioner determines the maximum contaminant levels in paragraph X need adjustment for the protection of human health.

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

Links

HB1167 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 19, 2022 House Hearing
Jan. 19, 2022 House Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

HB1167 Revision: 33141 Date: Nov. 17, 2021, 11:09 a.m.

Docket


Jan. 12, 2022: Public Hearing: 01/19/2022 01:45 pm LOB 305-307


Jan. 19, 2022: Public Hearing: 01/19/2022 1:45 p.m. LOB305-307


Nov. 17, 2021: Introduced 01/05/2022 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development


: To Be Introduced and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development