river corridor

Flood Hazard Area and River Corridor Protection Procedure

07 September 2017
The Flood Hazard Area & River Corridor Protection Procedure describes how DEC: 1)Defines and maps flood hazard areas and river corridors; 2) makes floodway determinations and recommendations Under Criterion 1D – Floodways, in support of Act 250 and Section 248 proceedings; 3)involves municipalities, regional planning commissions, and other affected parties in the update and revision of river corridor maps, and 4) makes recommendations to other programs, departments, and agencies of state government regarding activities proposed in flood hazard areas and river corridors.

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.
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