Bill Text: NH HB1590 | 2018 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to standards for perfluorinated chemicals in surface water.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-03-06 - Inexpedient to Legislate: Motion Adopted Voice Vote 03/06/2018 House Journal 6 P. 54 [HB1590 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2018-HB1590-Introduced.html

HB 1590 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2375

08/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1590

 

AN ACT relative to standards for perfluorinated chemicals in surface water.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Messmer, Rock. 24; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Edgar, Rock. 21; Rep. McConnell, Ches. 12; Rep. Suzanne Smith, Graf. 8; Rep. T. Le, Rock. 31; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the commissioner of the department of environmental services to make rules relative to the presence of certain chemicals in the surface waters of the state.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2375

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to standards for perfluorinated chemicals in surface water.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Contaminants in Surface Water.  Amend RSA 485-A:8 by inserting after paragraph IX the following new paragraph:

X.  The commission shall, in consultation with the commissioner of the department of health and human services within 120 days from the effective date of this paragraph, initiate rulemaking to adopt surface water quality standards for perfluorooctanesulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid, perfluorohexane sulfonate, and perfluorononanoic acid established in rule in order to comply with this paragraph and shall make public his or her determination.  The commissioner shall consider the standards of other states, including the science considered by states which have adopted surface water contaminant standards.  The commissioner shall adopt standards that reasonably protect public health, particularly prenatal and early childhood health, and that are reasonably supported by peer reviewed science and independent or government agency studies.  The commissioner shall review every 3 years the newest peer reviewed science and independent or government agency studies and undertake rulemaking in order to comply with this paragraph, if necessary.

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

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