TITLE X
PUBLIC HEALTH

CHAPTER 131
LABORATORY OF HYGIENE

Section 131:3-a

    131:3-a Fee Required. –
Notwithstanding the provisions of RSA 131:4, the commissioner of the department of health and human services shall collect a fee for analyses made pursuant to RSA 131:3 on the following schedule:
I. Fees for analyses required by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act or offered as a service shall be set by following the cost allocation method established for reimbursements to the state from grants funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
(a) Fees for analyses offered as a service shall be set from the following schedule:
 (1) Agricultural Pesticides $200
 (2) Alkalinity $ 15
 (3) Ammonia $ 30
 (4) Asbestos $ 35
 (5) Bacteria as cts/100mL (all types) $ 20
 (6) Bacteria as MPN (all types) $ 30
 (7) Bacteria as P/A (all types) $ 15
 (8) Biosuitability $145
 (9) Biochemical Oxygen Demand $ 35
 (10) Carbamates $120
 (11) Chloride $ 12
 (12) Chlorine Residual $ 16
 (13) Chlorophenoxy Herbicides $130
 (14) Cyanide $ 35
 (15) Diquat $125
 (16) Ethylene dibromide/Dibromochloropropane $ 75
 (17) Fluoride $ 12
 (18) Glycols $150
 (19) Glyphosate $100
 (20) Gross Alpha $ 60
 (21) Haloacetic Acids $100
 (22) Heterotropic Plate Count $ 25
 (23) Iron Bacteria $ 25
 (24) Metals (each) $ 15
 (25) Metals Preparation Charge $ 20
 (26) Methyl-tert-butyl ether $ 75
 (27) Nitrate $ 12
 (28) Nitrite $ 12
 (29) Oil __ampersand__ Grease (HEM) $ 60
 (30) pH $ 9
 (31) PolyaromaticHydrocarbons $150
 (32) Phosphorus (all forms) $ 20
 (33) Radium 226 $150
 (34) Radon $ 25
 (35) Semivolatile Compounds $225
 (36) Solids (all forms) $ 30
 (37) Special Study (per hour) $ 50
 (38) Specific Conductance $ 10
 (39) Sulfate $ 20
 (40) Sulfide $ 20
 (41) Thermometer Calibration $ 15
 (42) Total Organic Carbon $ 40
 (43) Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen $ 25
 (44) Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (DRO) $125
 (45) Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (GRO) $125
 (46) Total Trihalomethanes $ 75
 (47) Toxaphene $ 75
 (48) Turbidity $ 12
 (49) Uranium (activity) $150
 (50) UV-254 $ 30
 (51) Volatile Organic Compounds $120
 

(b) Fees for analyses of the following special parameter groupings required by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act shall be:
 (1) Drinking Water Bacteria $ 15
 (2) Haloacetic Acids $100
 (3) Inorganic Chemicals $335
 (4) Inorganic Chemicals (new system) $395
 (5) Lead/Copper $ 30
 (6) Nitrate/Nitrite $ 12
 (7) Radiological Chemicals $ 75
 (8) Synthetic Organic Chemicals $650
 (9) Total Trihalomethanes $ 75
 (10) Volatile Organic Compounds $120
 (11) Water Quality Parameters $ 40
 

(c) Fees for analyses of the following parameters in support of the department's private homeowner initiative shall be:
 (1) Bacteria/Nitrate/Chloride $ 30
 (2) Drinking Water Bacteria $ 15
 (3) Fluoride $ 12
 (4) Methyl-tert-butyl ether $ 60
 (5) Radon $ 20
 (6) Standard Analysis $ 85
 (7) Homeowner Radiologicals $ 80
 (8) Volatile Organic Compounds $120
 

II. All such fees collected by the commissioner of the department of health and human services from federal or state grants or from other state agencies shall be credited against the operating costs of the laboratory. Fees collected from public or private clients shall be deposited with the state treasurer as unrestricted revenue, with the exception that 50 percent of every analysis fee shall be deposited with the state treasurer and reserved in a special nonlapsing fund to be used by the commissioner of the department of health and human services for the purchase of replacement or new laboratory equipment designed to improve service. The commissioner may, with prior approval of the governor and council, use funds in the nonlapsing account for unanticipated personnel or supply expenditures made necessary by unexpected changes in or additions to federal or state required laboratory analyses, or unusual volume of samples.

Source. 1977, 600:56. 1979, 434:25. 1981, 447:1. 1983, 469:89. 1986, 202:6, I(i). 1989, 408:13. 1990, 3:72. 1995, 198:1. 1999, 172:1. 2007, 263:34. 2011, 224:95, 96, eff. July 1, 2011.