Bill Text: NH SB163 | 2019 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Relative to permits for operation of solid waste management facilities.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 5-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-13 - Sen. Fuller Clark Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, Motion Adopted, Voice Vote; 06/13/2019; Senate Journal 20 [SB163 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2019-SB163-Amended.html

SB 163 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

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2019 SESSION

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08/06

 

SENATE BILL 163

 

AN ACT relative to permits for operation of solid waste management facilities.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Rep. Renzullo, Hills. 37; Rep. S. Beaudoin, Straf. 9; Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29

 

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the department of environmental services to act upon a permit application no later than 180 days after the application is deemed complete.

 

This bill also specifies the rulemaking authority of the department of environmental services regarding solid waste permits.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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08/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to permits for operation of solid waste management facilities.

 

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

 

1  Solid Waste Permit Applications.  Amend RSA 149-M:9, VIII to read as follows:

VIII.  The department shall act upon each permit application within [a reasonable period of time] 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 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.

2  Rulemaking; Solid Waste Permits; Time Frames.  Amend RSA 149-M:7, III to read as follows:

III.  Administration of a permit system, including the terms,[ and] conditions, and time frames under which the department shall issue, modify, suspend, revoke, deny, approve, or transfer permits required by this chapter.

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

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