SB449 (2024) Detail

(New Title) relative to the permit issuance timeline for state air permits and the department of environmental services duty to make annual reports.


SB 449 - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

 

03/21/2024   1120s

2May2024... 1565h

2024 SESSION

24-3059

12/06

 

SENATE BILL 449

 

AN ACT relative to the permit issuance timeline for state air permits and the department of environmental services duty to make annual reports.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Dist 21; Sen. Altschiller, Dist 24; Sen. Pearl, Dist 17

 

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides the commissioner 120 days to act upon an air pollution control permit application and requires annual reports from 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/21/2024   1120s

2May2024... 1565h 24-3059

12/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to the permit issuance timeline for state air permits and the department of environmental services duty to make annual reports.

 

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

 

1  Application for Air Pollution Control Permit; Commissioner's Requirement to Act.  Amend RSA 125-C:12, II to read as follows:

II.  Notwithstanding RSA 541-A:29 and RSA 541-A:29-a, [The] the commissioner shall act upon a permit application [within a reasonable period of time] for all sources, except affected sources, within a reasonable period of time that does not exceed 120 days from receipt of a complete application, unless the applicant agrees in writing to extend the time period.  Applications for affected sources shall be subject to the time limits established pursuant to Title V, Clean Air Act, including 40 C.F.R. 70.4(b)(6) and 70.7(b)(4), July 1, 2023.   Prior to such action, the commissioner shall provide notice of the application by publication in at least one newspaper of general circulation.  The commissioner shall also provide an opportunity for a hearing to interested persons.  The requirement of public notice and hearing shall not apply to such devices or sources that will have, in the opinion of the commissioner, an insignificant effect on air quality.  The commissioner may adopt rules relative to the requirements of public notice and hearing for such devices or sources.

2  New Section; Air Pollution Control; Administrative Reporting.  Amend RSA 125-C:12 by inserting after section II the following new section:

II-a.  On February 28, 2025, and on each February 28 thereafter, the department shall report in writing to the chair of the senate energy and natural resources committee and the chair of the house science, technology, and energy committee on the previous calendar year’s air pollution control permitting activity.  Such reports shall identify, for the previous calendar year that is the subject of the report, the following information:

(a)  The number of applications received for such air permits;

(b)  The number of such air permits the department granted or denied; and

(c)  The number of applications pending without decision more than 120 days after submission to the department.

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

Amendments

Date Amendment
March 13, 2024 2024-1120s
April 23, 2024 2024-1565h

Links


Date Body Type
March 12, 2024 Senate Hearing
March 21, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
April 15, 2024 House Hearing
April 22, 2024 House Exec Session
April 22, 2024 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB449 Revision: 42561 Date: May 30, 2024, 3:36 p.m.
SB449 Revision: 41873 Date: May 2, 2024, 4:13 p.m.
SB449 Revision: 41697 Date: April 23, 2024, 1:57 p.m.
SB449 Revision: 41370 Date: March 21, 2024, 1:42 p.m.
SB449 Revision: 41199 Date: March 13, 2024, 2:42 p.m.
SB449 Revision: 40224 Date: Dec. 12, 2023, 2:41 p.m.

Docket


May 30, 2024: Sen. Avard Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 05/30/2024; SJ 16


May 2, 2024: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2024-1565h: MA VV 05/02/2024 HJ 12


May 2, 2024: Amendment # 2024-1565h (NT): AA VV 05/02/2024 HJ 12


April 23, 2024: Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate


April 23, 2024: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2024-1565h (NT) 04/22/2024 (Vote 16-2; RC) HC 17 P. 26


April 17, 2024: Executive Session: 04/22/2024 10:30 am LOB 302-304


April 17, 2024: Full Committee Work Session: 04/22/2024 09:00 am LOB 302-304


April 5, 2024: Public Hearing: 04/15/2024 10:30 am LOB 302-304


April 2, 2024: Introduced (in recess of) 03/28/2024 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 10


March 21, 2024: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2024-1120s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/21/2024; SJ 7


March 21, 2024: Committee Amendment # 2024-1120s, AA, VV; 03/21/2024; SJ 7


March 14, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2024-1120s, 03/21/2024; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 11


March 4, 2024: Hearing: 03/12/2024, Room 103, SH, 09:35 am; SC 10


Dec. 12, 2023: To Be Introduced 01/03/2024 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 1