The Vermont Air Quality & Climate Division (AQCD) of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) implements state regulations and the federal Clean Air Act. As part of this implementation, the AQCD monitors air quality and air pollution sources, proposes regulations to improve existing air quality, ensures compliance with the regulations, and issues permits to control pollution from sources of air contaminants across the state.
The Permitting & Engineering Services Section of the AQCD is responsible for the implementation of air emission permits. There are two separate permit programs: Permits to Construct and Permits to Operate. Each program is described in more detail on their respective links below: