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, March 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. Integrating Markets and Public Policies (IMAPP) (8:00 – 8:45):
Commissioner Robert Scott and George McCluskey, Asst. Director, Wholesale Electric Markets, NH Public Utilities Commission, will be joining us to expand on the topic “How to Integrate Public Policy and Wholesale Markets: Stakeholder perspectives on the issues of greatest importance to transmission in the Northeast” which was recently presented at the Electric Transmission in the Northeast Conference in Boston (Feb. 22-23). Bob and George will provide an overview of the proposed changes to the region’s wholesale markets and the impact of those changes on different states. New Hampshire’s response to the proposed changes will also be covered.
2. PFC Contamination in Groundwater and the Associated Impacts to Municipal Water Supplies – What does it mean to the municipalities and businesses that reside in the impacted areas (8:45 – 9:30)
Charity Ross, Executive Director, NH Water Works Association will be joining us along with municipality representation to discuss the challenges NH’s municipalities and businesses are facing as a result of the State’s response to addressing PFC groundwater contamination. Charity and her copresenters will provide their perspectives on the difficulties associated with the related pending legislation as well as the financial impact to municipalities who are working to provide “clean” drinking water to impacted areas of the State.
Review/discuss/develop a preliminary recommendation, for BIA Policy Advisory Subcommittee consideration, on the following:
SB 118Defining pervious surfaces in the shoreland water quality protection act This bill amends RSA 483-B:4 by inserting after XII "Pervious surface" as any surface, whether natural, man-made, or modified, that can effectively absorb or infiltrate water including, but not limited to, vegetated surface, such as woodlands, planted beds, and lawns, and those pavements specifically designed and maintained to effectively absorb and infiltrate water.
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