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
Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM BIA Offices 122 N Main Street, 3rd Floor, Concord, NH
Chair: Jeffrey Mathis, BAE Systems Vice Chair: Patti Carrier, New Hampshire Ball Bearings Please note that BIA’s policy committee meetings are for BIA members only and guests of the BIA.
Welcome & Introductions
1) Update on RGGI - What does it mean for New Hampshire beyond 2020? (8:00 - 8:30)
Commissioner Robert Scott and Michael Fitzgerald, Assistant Director, Air Division, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), will provide an update on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the “plan” for New Hampshire beyond 2020.
2) Update: Revisions to the AGQS for 1,4-Dioxane (8:30-9:00)
Brandon Kernen, NHDES/Water Division, and Mike Wimsatt NHDES/Waste Division (invited) will provide an update on pending downward revision to the Ambient Groundwater Quality Standard (AGQS) for 1,4-Dioxane from 3 micrograms per liter (ug/L) to 0.35 ug/L. This discussion will also include impacts to the groundwater discharge rules that would result from the proposed changes.
3) Estimating the high-arsenic domestic well population in the United States: How does NH and New England Compare? (9:00-9:30)
Joe Ayotte from the US Geological Survey (USGS) will present recent work completed by the USGS relative to arsenic in groundwater and drinking water wells and the associated health impacts.
Discussion (9:30 - 10:00)
Lastly, the committee will review the current status of retained bill HB 324 (relative to utility property valuation) and the associated amended language (2017-2521h) and HB 485 (relative to standards for emerging contaminants in groundwater) and the corresponding amendment, 2017-2438h (attached). In addition, the committee will review and discuss a number of legislative service requests (LSRs) related to emerging contaminants. (Provided under separate cover)
Other Business (? - 10:00)
Update on SB 121 (establishing a commission to determine if the Department of Environmental Services should request delegation of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System from the Environmental Protection Agency) and if time allows the committee will review and discuss the preliminary agenda for BIA's Dec. 7th NH Energy Symposium.
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