HB 1185  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2022 SESSION

22-2421

08/11

 

HOUSE BILL 1185

 

AN ACT relative to treatment of water contaminated with perfluorinated chemicals.  

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Rung, Hills. 21; Rep. Chretien, Hills. 42; Rep. Cohen, Hills. 28; Rep. Healey, Hills. 21; Rep. Mooney, Hills. 21; Rep. Meuse, Rock. 29; Rep. Weston, Graf. 8; Rep. B. Boyd, Hills. 21

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill enables wastewater treatment plants to require providers of discharge to test such discharge for PFAS.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22-2421

08/11

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT relative to treatment of water contaminated with perfluorinated chemicals.  

 

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

 

1  New Section; Wastewater Treatment Plant; PFAS Testing.  Amend RSA 485-A by inserting after section 5-d the following new section:

485-A:5-e  Wastewater Treatment Plant; PFAS Testing.

I.  A wastewater treatment plant may require any industrial or commercial facilities or septic haulers contributing discharge to its plant to test such discharge to determine the level of PFAS in the discharge.  A wastewater treatment plant that makes this requirement shall notify any industrial or commercial facilities or septic haulers contributing discharge to its plant in writing of such testing requirements including:

(a)  Identification of potential sources of PFAS using safety data sheets or other specification sheets.

(b)  Sample test result of the discharge measuring levels of PFAS in the discharge provided to the wastewater treatment plant.

(c)  Submission of an annual report to the municipality in which the wastewater treatment plant containing a list of the test results.

II.  An industrial or commercial facility or septic hauler that receives a notification from a wastewater treatment plant under paragraph I shall have 90 days from the receipt of such notification to comply.  

III  A wastewater treatment plant may refuse discharge from an industrial or commercial facility or septic hauler that has reported a level of PFAS in its discharge above the level the wastewater treatment plant determines to be acceptable.  

IV.  A municipality or other governmental entity owning or controlling a waste treatment facility may fine discharge producers for providing discharge containing a level of PFAS above the level the wastewater treatment plant has determined to be acceptable.  Such fines shall be based on the gallons of discharge discharged annually by the industrial or commercial facility or the septic hauler.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.