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   I. No person shall install, operate or maintain an artificial swimming pool or bathing place open to and used by the public, or as a part of a business venture, unless the construction, design and physical specifications of such pool or bathing place shall have received prior approval by the department. A fee of $100 shall be paid to the department upon submission of such plans for review. Fees collected under this paragraph shall be deposited with the state treasurer as unrestricted revenue. The commissioner shall adopt rules relative to safety standards to protect persons using said facilities. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to affect the powers of local health officers or the department of health and human services, with respect to nuisances.
   II. The department may take samples of the water of any such facility for analysis to determine compliance with water quality requirements. The costs of such sampling and analysis shall be paid by the owner or operator of such facility. The costs recovered for such sampling shall be deposited in the general fund as unrestricted revenue. The costs recovered for analysis shall be consistent with the fee structure established in RSA 131:3-a and deposited as provided in RSA 131:3-a. Any municipality which establishes a program of sampling and analysis which is equivalent to the department's program shall not be subject to additional sampling and analysis by the department.

Source. 1989, 339:1. 1990, 3:88. 1995, 310:181. 1996, 228:79. 1997, 267:1, eff. July 1, 1997.