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Title: Public Hearing: Public Bathing Places Program Rules Env-Wq 1100 - proposed re-adoption with amendments 
Description: Proposed re-adoption with amendments: Public Bathing Places Program Rules Env-Wq 1100. The existing rules establish the criteria and procedures for approving the installation, operation, and maintenance of public bathing places in New Hampshire; identify the standards that protect water quality and the health and safety of persons using public bathing places; and ensure that public bathing places are located, constructed, maintained, and operated safely for patrons. The rules are scheduled to expire on November 1, 2013, and so are proposed to be readopted with amendments. Pursuant to RSA 541-A:14-a, the existing rules will continue in effect until this rulemaking is completed, subject to the conditions specified therein. Amendments are proposed in order to incorporate current industry standards for public bathing facilities (PBFs, which are public pools and spas) relative to hydraulic design, entrapment avoidance, disinfection methods, and dimensional requirements. Industry standards for PBFs have been revised in the past few years, largely in response to federal anti-entrapment requirements in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGBA), which was enacted in 2007 after the granddaughter of former Secretary of State James Baker died when she was entrapped under water by the suction from a spa drain. The deadline for submission of written comments is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2013 
Date(s): Thursday, December 5, 2013
Time(s): 1:30 - 4:00 PM
Event type: Public Hearing 
WebSite: http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/legal/rulemaking/index.htm#pwaterq
Location: Department of Environmental Services, 29 Hazen Dr, Concord, NH Rooms 113-114
Contact name: Tim Wilson 
Contact email: pools@des.nh.gov 
Contact phone: (603) 271-7108
Sponsor: NHDES 
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