Category: Energy and Environment
SB 121 (2017)
House/Senate Bill: NH Senate
Description: Requires the Department of Environmental Services (DES) to send an updated list of "impaired waters" to the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which will impact municipal storm and wastewater system regulations. The Senate amended the bill to instead establish a commission to determine if DES should take over the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) from the EPA, and if so, to recommend a fee structure that would pay for DES to manage permits. According to the DES website, "The NPDES permit program addresses water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants to the waters of the United States."
Bill Sponsor: Andy Sanborn
Bill Co Sponsor: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information
Next Hearing Date: Wed, 04/12/2017
Next Voting Date: Thu, 06/22/2017