Draft Pesticide General Permit (PGP) Public Notice

The Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) is reissuing the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) pesticide general permit (2017 PGP) which authorizes the point source discharges of biological pesticides, and chemical pesticides that leave a residue, to waters of Vermont.


Public comments are being accepted by the Watershed Management Division for the permit actions listed below.

Comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the date in which comments are due.

Pesticide General Permit



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:

Aquatic Nuisance Control

Application Process

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

Do You Need a State Permit

09 December 2015
Do You Need a State Permit
This brochure gives an overview of the services provided by the Permit Assistance Specialists.

Fees, Applications and Permits

Various certifications and permits required by either state or federal rules and regulations. Permits for various wastewater and drinking water programs are linked below along with certifications and licenses for individuals.

Wastewater Systems and Potable Water Supplies Permit Applications

Regional Office Permits

New for 2016: ANR Online

The new application portal is located here: ANR Online.  To begin filling out an application,  click on the title of the Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Permit Application which is specific to your Regional Office.  Further instructions are located on the opening pages of that form.


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