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Each year, the NH Department of Environmental Services tracks bills that relate to DES programs or that otherwise might affect the agency in the New Hampshire State Legislature.

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Current DES Testimony Letters - 2015

The following are letters of testimony presented by DES at legislative committee hearings in the current legislative session.

HB109 relative to the testing of backflow devices [January 22, 2015]

HB 143 & HB 234

relative to electric renewable energy classes & relative to renewable portfolio standards [January 27, 2014]
HB167 directing the commissioners of the department of resources and economic development and the department of environmental services to develop a business development plan to attract certain businesses to New Hampshire [January 20, 2015]
HB 191 relative to on projects which are privately financed in energy efficiency and clean energy districts [January 28, 2015]
HB 201 relative to the acquisition of property rights at Back Lake dam in the town of Pittsburg, Lake Armington dam in the town of Piermont, Cass Pond dam in the town of Epsom, and Chesham Pond dam in the town of Harrisville by the department of environmental services [January 27, 2015]
HB 205 relative to lending practices of energy efficiency and clean energy districts [February 5, 2015]
HB 208 repealing the New Hampshire regional greenhouse gas initiative program [January 22, 2015]
HB 213 establishing an energy awareness commission [January 21, 2015]
HB 244 relative to the permissible level of methyl tertiary butyl ether in drinking water [February 10, 2015]
HB 272 designating the Ham Branch watershed in Easton as a protected river and exempting the Ham Branch watershed from the comprehensive shoreland protection act [January 27, 2015]
HB 275 relative to the encroachment of a town cemetery on state-owned land [January 27, 2015] [April 1, 2015]
HB 278 relative to town clerk fees for fill and dredge permit applications [January 27, 2015]
HB 281 defining exotic aquatic species of wildlife" and relative to the duties of the exotic aquatic weeds and species committee [January 29, 2015] [April 1, 2015]
HB 288 relative to the code for energy conservation in new building construction [January 29, 2015]
HB 306 relative to membership of the wetlands council and the water council [January 29, 2015]
HB 316 establishing a committee to study offshore wind energy production [January 26, 2015]
HB 349 relative to state buffers for projects requiring wetland permits [February 10, 2015]
HB 354 relative to the closing of clam, oyster and other bivalve areas for restoration [January 29, 2015]
HB 376 appropriating funds to the department of environmental services for the purpose of funding eligible and completed drinking water, wastewater, and landfill closure projects under the state aid grant program [January 27, 2015]
HB 379 establishing a commission to study the effects of ocean acidification on commercially harvested species [February 12, 2015]
HB 382 establishing a committee to study facilitating private investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy [February 12, 2015] [April 1, 2015]
HB 409 banning corn-based ethanol as an additive to gasoline in New Hampshire [February 12, 2015]
HB 460 establishing a commission to study revenue alternatives to the road toll for funding the state's highways and bridges [February 12, 2015] [March 31, 2015]
HB 498 relative to notification of radon and arsenic testing [February 17, 2015]
HB 511 relative to funding of eligible infrastructure projects [February 3, 2015]
HB 543 repealing the electric renewable portfolio standard [February 5, 2015]
HB 565 relative to banning the use of boats on certain waters with a confirmed aquatic species infestation [February 3, 2015]
HB 574 relative to regional greenhouse gas initiative distributions to residential customers [February 12, 2015]
HB 609 relative to hydraulic fracturing [February 17, 2015]
HB 615 relative to funding for state energy efficiency programs [February 5, 2015]
HB 664 consolidating existing oil pollution funds [March 31, 2015]
HB 667 relative to aquatic invasive species and authorizing a program to inspect boats for the presence of aquatic invasive species [February 10, 2015]
SB 26 relative to the electric renewable portfolio standard [January 11, 2015]
SB 97 authorizing municipalities to adopt ordinances to regulate stormwater to comply with federal permit requirements [January 21, 2015]
SB 168 relative to the duties of the commissioner of the department of environmental services [February 11, 2015] [March 30, 2015]
SB 196 appropriating funds to the department of environmental services for the purpose of funding eligible water supply land protection costs under the state aid grant program [January 28, 2015]
SB 208 establishing a committee to study limiting the sulfur content of liquid fuels [March 24, 2015]
SB 210 relative to regulation of septic system evaluators [February 4, 2015]
SB 229 appropriating funds to the department of environmental services for the purpose of restoring and protecting waters of the southeast watershed in accordance with EPA guidelines [January 28, 2015]

Bills Tracked and Testimony Letters Presented in Past Sessions

Bills tracked and testimony letters presented by DES in past legislative sessions are available by year, on the webpages below.

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