The Secretary is issuing this Rule to enhance and clarify the management of stormwater runoff to waters that are not stormwater-impaired waters. Stormwater management is necessary to reduce stream channel instability, pollution, sedimentation and local flooding, all of which have adverse impacts on the surface water and land resources of the State. Stormwater management is also necessary to protect groundwater.
Establishes a state permit program for post-construction management of regulated stormwater runoff to waters that are not stormwater-impaired waters;
Establishes permitting thresholds for discharges of regulated stormwater runoff that require a stormwater discharge permit;
Sets forth treatment standards designed to minimize the adverse impacts of regulated stormwater runoff;
Provides for the issuance of individual and general permits;
Specifies application requirements, including the contents of permit applications and public notification requirements; and
Amends the Vermont Stormwater Management Manual.