Rules

Rules Determining Mean Water Levels

30 December 2011
"Mean water level" for purposes of 29 V.S.A. §401 and "normal mean water level" for purposes of 10 V.S.A. §1422(8) shall be referenced to National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29), and shall be determined according to these rules.

Vermont Flood Hazard Area and River Corridor Rule

01 March 2015
The Flood Hazard Area and River Corridor Rule regulates development exempt from municipal regulation within designated Flood Hazard Areas and River Corridors. Development exempt from municipal regulation includes state-owned and operated institutions and facilities; accepted agricultural and silvicultural practices; and, power generation, transmission, and telecommunication facilities requiring a Certificate of Public Good from the Public Service Board (30 V.S.A. §§ 248 and 248a; statutes available online at http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/). Permits are intended to ensure compliance with National Flood Insurance Program criteria and that development exempt from municipal regulation within in Flood Hazard Areas and River Corridors is safe and accomplished in a manner that is consistent with the public health, safety, and welfare, and does not impair stream equilibrium, floodplain services, or the river corridor.

Vermont Use of Public Waters Rules

01 November 2016
The Use of Public Waters Rules (Rules) govern the aquatic resources management of the public waters of Vermont by the Water Resources Panel of the Vermont Natural Resources Board under 10 V.S.A. §1424. The Rules establish a number of general management rules to protect normal uses on all lakes, ponds and reservoirs. Appendices attached to these Rules are rules of the Water Resources Panel adopted pursuant to the authority of 10 V.S.A. §1424. The Rules also provide guidance for the review of the petitions filed pursuant to 10 V.S.A. §1424 seeking the adoption of rules regulating the use of particular public waters. The Rules attempt to avoid, where possible, and resolve, when necessary, conflicts in the use of public waters in a comprehensive and integrated manner so that the various uses may be enjoyed in a reasonable manner, considering the best interests of both current and future generations of the citizens of the state and insuring that natural resource values of the public waters are fully protected.

NRB Rules of Procedure

01 May 2006
These rules are adopted pursuant to 10 V.S.A. § 6025(a) and apply to the Natural Resources Board, its Land Use Panel, and its Water Resources Panel.

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