The Pesticide General Permit (PGP) (PDF, 505 KB) was issued pursuant to Vermont’s federally delegated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program. The PGP provides coverage for discharges from the application of pesticides to, waters of the state for the following pesticide use patterns:
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In accordance with the DEC Permit Expediting Procedure, the standard review times for given categories of applications are as follows:
Pesticides and chemicals other than pesticides: 180 days
Bottom barriers and powered mechanical devices: 75 days
Structural controls and biological controls: 180 days
Once an application is complete, it is sent with a request for comments to adjoining landowners; local, regional and state offices; and other interested persons. The Watershed Management Division may conduct investigations, meetings, and site evaluations to verify information contained in an application. Generally it takes 60-90 days for a final decision to be issued once an application is considered complete.
It is strongly recommended that applications be submitted at least 45 days before the proposed beginning date of the project. If you are unsure as to whether your project requires a Shoreland Permit, Shoreland Registration, or is an exempt activity, please fill out the shoreland project worksheet.