The charge of the Manufacturing & End Users Policy Committee is to deliberate over environmental compliance and energy challenges and develop recommendations for BIA's advocacy work. Discussions in the areas of energy and environmental compliance will take place in the context of what is important to the success of manufacturers and large-end users who drive the state’s economy. Note that telecommunications issues will be addressed by BIA’s Economic Development Policy Committee.
The Manufacturers and End Users Committee will meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month at BIA's office located at 122 N Main St., 3rd Floor, Concord, NH 03301. Unless warranted, meetings are not typically are held in June, July or August.
2017 Meeting Dates/Time (8:00 – 10:00 AM) January 17 February 21 March 21 April 18 May 16 June 20 (TBD) September 19 October 17 November 21 December 19
Chair: Jeffrey Mathis, BAE Systems
Vice Chair: Patti Carrier, New Hampshire Ball Bearings
Beth Maldonado, Assistant General Counsel, Eversource Energy, will be joining the committee to provide an update on the Northern Pass Transmission (NPT) project, which is currently making its way through the Site Evaluation Committee review process. If approved, the NPT project will bring ~ 1,100 megawatts of power to New England.
Committee discussion following review of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services letter dated May 18th which announced NHDES will require waste sites to complete an initial screening for the presence of PFAS per the provisions of the NH Code of Administrative Rules, Chapters Env-Or 600 and Env-Or 700, as applicable. This requirement follows the notice provided by NHDES in a letter regarding “Sampling for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances/Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFASs/PFCs) at Contaminated Sites” dated November 22, 2016.
Affected waste sites include:
All active hazardous waste sites managed by the NHDES Hazardous Waste Remediation Bureau (HWRB) (including, but not limited to, sites with active New Hampshire Groundwater Management Permits and New Hampshire Groundwater Release Detection Permits, and federal Superfund sites);
All sites undergoing environmental site assessment activities for which the results will be reported and submitted to the Waste Management Division (WMD) for review, such as Brownfields sites, including, but not limited to, sites with a history indicating that industrial processes may have used PFAS-containing products, and sites where Class B firefighting foam [e.g., aqueous film forming foam (AFFF)] may have been used for training exercises or to extinguish a fire; and
All landfills (lined, unlined, active, and/or closed) that are subject to groundwater monitoring requirements.
Legislative Review 2017
The committee will briefly review the status of the energy and environmental related bills that were tracked this session. Additional time will be set aside to discuss HB 463 FN, SB 121 and SB 129.
Please note that this meeting is the last of the regularly scheduled meetings for this year’s legislative session. Meetings will resume in September – date TBD.
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