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Municipal Roads General Permit (MRGP) Public Notice

The Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) hereby provides public notice of the draft General Permit 3-9040 for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Roads.   The draft MRGP General Permit covers stormwater discharges from all municipal roads, Classes 1-4.

Upon issuance of the final MRGP, municipalities are required to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to the Agency by July 31, 2018 to obtain coverage under the MRGP.

The public is invited to provide written comment on the draft MRGP through the close of business (4:30pm) on October 27, 2017.

Stormwater Rule 2017 Update

14 August 2017

DEC is required to adopt an updated Stormwater Management Rule by January 1, 2018. This rule will cover all Stormwater permitting programs, including operational and NPDES-based programs. Adoption of the rule, and associated general permits, are required by Act 64 (the Vermont Clean Water Act), and are an important for the Lake Champlain TDML.

Vermont Clean Water Week: August 20–26, 2017

All In for Clean Water!

On August 21st Governor Phil Scott will issue a proclamation declaring Clean Water Week for the State of Vermont. We invite you to join us in celebrating Vermont’s waters, and the efforts of businesses, organizations, and communities to protect and restore clean water statewide. Vermonters and visitors alike drink, swim, fish, boat, and admire the scenic beauty of Vermont’s waters. Join us and be “All In” for clean water!

2017 Lakes Seminar

05 May 2017

Registration is now open for the 2017 Lake Seminar. The 13th annual seminar will be held on June 2nd at the Canadian Club in Barre. The theme for this year's annual spring seminar is "Pathways to Healthy Lakes." The seminar will include morning presentations and afternoon workshops. Lunch is included with registration.

Clean Water Roadmap

31 March 2017

The Clean Water Roadmap (CWR) is a suite of tools specifically designed to support Vermont DEC's planning and outreach efforts related to implementation of the Total Maximum Daily Loading (TMDL) for phosphorus in the Lake Champlain basin.

Vermont Wetland Rule Amendments - 2017

02 March 2017

Effective April 1, 2017 the Vermont Wetland Rules will change from the 2010 version to the recently approved 2017 Vermont Wetland Rules. The purpose of this rulemaking is primarily to make minor administrative updates to the Vermont Wetland Rules, last amended in 2010.

Vermont Subsurface Agricultural Tile Drainage Report

31 January 2017

This report summarizes currently available tile drain research, the process the agencies used to solicit input and gather information on the current status of tile drainage in Vermont, a series of management options for tile drain management intended to mitigate adverse impacts to water quality, and recommendations for how to implement each option.

State Treasurer Releases Clean Water Report

17 January 2017

The Office of the State Treasurer, in partnership with the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Department of Taxes, and other state agencies, submitted a report to the Legislature recommending how to fund water quality improvements in Vermont.

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