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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!

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.

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