Groundwater Protection Rule and Strategy

Friday, December 16, 2016
10 V.S.A. 1390-1394 does not create any new permit programs for groundwater protection. The statute directs the Secretary to protect groundwater through existing regulatory programs and by the adoption of a strategy to assist in coordinating groundwater management statewide. This rule provides restrictions, prohibitions, standards, and criteria for groundwater protection that will be adopted, as appropriate, in Agency permit and regulatory programs that control activities which may affect groundwater. The Secretary shall amend all appropriate rules to conform to 10 V.S.A. 1390-1394 and this rule. These restrictions, prohibitions, standards, and criteria may be adopted by other state agencies or local governments with authority to manage activities that may affect groundwater.
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