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, February 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. NH Department of Environmental Services Bill Review (8:00 – 8:30):
Assistant Commissioner Clark Freise (NHDES) will be joining us along with Craig Wright, Director of the Air Division, to discuss a number of bills included in their top 2017 legislative priorities that may also be of interest to the business community. They include the following:
HB 463 regulating groundwater pollution caused by polluting emissions in the air. Prime sponsor: Frank Byron
HB 485 relative to standards for emerging contaminants in drinking water. Prime sponsor: Mindi Messmer
HB 507 relative to the responsibility of a person who through their pollution makes drinking water non-potable. Prime sponsor: Frank Byron
HB 576 increasing the amount of inspection sticker fees to be transferred to the motor vehicle air pollution abatement fund. Prime sponsor: Robert Backus
SB 129(Amendment 2017 – 0377)requiring a portion of the renewable energy fund to benefit low to moderate income residential customers and relative to electric renewable energy classes and relative to the class rate for biomass. Prime sponsor: Senator Jeb Bradley.
1. EPA’s Multi-Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges (9:00 – 9:30) Glenn Smart, The Smart Associates, will be joining the committee to lead a discussion on EPA’s Multi-Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges, including how the recently updated list of impaired waters might influence the permitting process and what it might for NH businesses to be in compliance.
2. Reduce Your Capacity Tag, Cut your Electricity Bill (9:30 – 10:00):
Maureen Callahan and Tom Dyer with USource Energy Advisors will join us to answer the question: What is a Capacity Tag? They will expand on how a Capacity Tag impacts your electric bill for an entire year and will identify ways you can reduce your electricity bill.
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