Amendment 2023-0880s to SB60 (2023)

Relative to water quality.

Revision: March 8, 2023, 4:17 p.m.

Energy and Natural Resources

March 8, 2023





Amendment to SB 60


Amend RSA 485-A:12, IV as inserted by section 3 of the bill by replacing it with the following:


IV.  No activity that involves surface water withdrawal [or diversion of surface water] that exceeds 20,000 gallons per day averaged over a 7-day period or more than 600,000 gallons over a 30-day period and requires registration under RSA 488:3, that does not otherwise require the certification required under paragraph III, and which did not exceed such withdrawal rates before [was not in active operation as of] the effective date of this paragraph, may commence unless the department certifies that the surface water withdrawal or diversion of surface water complies with state surface water quality standards applicable to the classification for the surface water body.  The certification shall include any conditions on, modifications to, or monitoring of the proposed activity necessary to provide reasonable assurance that the proposed activity complies with applicable surface water quality standards.  The department may enforce compliance with any such conditions, modifications, or monitoring requirements as provided in RSA 485-A:22.