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

Bill Status

Signed by Governor
Passed House Committee: Yes
Passed House: Yes
Passed Senate Committee: Yes
Passed Senate: Yes
Signed by Governor: Yes

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