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, Sept. 19, 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) IMAPP & CASPR Update (8:00 – 8:45)
Commissioner Kate Bailey and George McCluskey, Assistant Director, Electric Division, NH Public Utilities Commission (NHPUC) will be joining the committee to provide an update on Integrating Markets and Public Policy (IMAPP) and Competitive Auctions with Subsidized Policy Resources (CASPR). The update will include a summary of what was originally proposed by both proposals? What has changed? Where do the NE states stand on these proposals? What will it mean for NH? Timeline, etc.
2) PFAS - History and Use (8:45 - 9:30)
An overview of the history and use of Per and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) will be presented by Michael Mobile, Ph.D., Senior Technical Specialist, GZA. The discussion will focus on industrial and commercial operations with potentially elevated environmental risk profiles due to past or ongoing uses of PFAS-containing materials. Replacement chemistry and associated perspectives on future regulatory attention and/or action will also be presented.
Discussion (9:30 - 9:45)
The committee will briefly review the energy and environmental related bills that were tracked during the past legislative session. Additional time will be set aside to discuss bills retained for further study which may reappear and require further attention this fall and/or the 2018-2019 legislative session.
Other Business (9:45 - 10:00)
The committee will work together to provide potential agenda topics for BIA's 2017 NH Energy Symposium which is being held on December 7, 2017 (8:00 - 3:30) at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH - networking reception to follow until 4:30.
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