WATER QUALITY

Senate Passes Bill to Increase PFC Protections

I've attached both Portsmouth Herald and Manchester Union Leader reports on the NH Senate passage of House Bill 463 that better protects residents from PFCs in our water.

The Senate passed this bill unanimously despite the opposition of the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire.

Senator Dan Innis R-New Castle called the passage "a pretty big deal," and encourages the DES to look beyond the EPA," when setting its health advisory standards for PFOS and PFOA.

I want to commend Senator Innis for his work in the face of the the BIA opposition. Senator Innis was instrumental in passing an amendment to HB 463 requiring the state Department of Environmental Services to initiate rulemaking for setting new standards of these chemicals.