Monitoring, Assessment, and Planning Public Notices

Public comments are being accepted by the Watershed Management Division for the issues listed below.
Comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the date in which comments are due.


Jay Peak Resort: 2018 Water Quality Remediation Plan Amendment-Construction and Operational Phase Sediment Offset Calculations

The Watershed Management Division is making available for public comment Jay Peak Resort’s 2018 Water Quality Remediation Plan Amendment - Construction and Operational Phase Sediment Offset Calculations. A Water Quality Remediation Plan (WQRP) has been developed to address water quality impairments to streams near Jay Peak Resort. The WQRP sets forth actions to be taken to improve water quality as well as a monitoring plan to track improvements. The goal of the WQRP is to return the impaired streams to compliance with the Vermont Water Quality Standards. This amendment describes the sediment offset accounting that allows for new proposed development to occur.

In accordance with the Division’s Procedure for Water Quality Remediation Plans, a comment period has been established to receive written comment on the above amendment. After the close of the comment period, the Division will consider all public comments and will prepare and post a written response to comments. The deadline for comment submittal is March 2, 2018.

A public meeting may be requested by any member of the public during the comment period.

Written comments or requests can be addressed to:

VTDEC Watershed Management Division
ATTN: Tim Clear
One National Life Dr., Main 2
Montpelier, VT 05620

or as an email/attachment sent to Tim Clear (


Black and Ottauquechee Rivers DRAFT Tactical Basin Plan released for public comment by Agency of Natural Resources.

Springfield, VT – The Agency of Natural Resources has released the DRAFT Tactical Basin Plan for the Black and Ottauquechee Rivers and the Connecticut River and adjacent tributaries (Basin 10) for public comment. Meetings to gather public comment are being held in Cavendish, West Windsor and Woodstock.  

The Tactical Basin Plan provides an overview of the health of these watersheds and a description of ongoing and future priority steps to restore and protect the quality of its surface waters and aquatic habitat. The Plan uses comprehensive water quality monitoring and assessment information to develop high priority projects for implementation and will provide opportunities for all stakeholders in the Basin to pursue technical and financial support for water quality improvement.  

Over 40 objectives are laid out to guide implementation over the next five years addressing monitoring needs, protection strategies and restoration projects throughout the Ottauquechee and Black River watersheds, Neal, Hubbard, Lulls, and the two Mill Brooks and along the Connecticut River.

The DRAFT plan can be obtained at: or to receive a printed copy of the draft plan call 802-289-0633.

For further information or to submit comments contact Marie Levesque Caduto, VT DEC, 100 Mineral St., Ste 303, Springfield, VT 05156 or  The deadline for submitting comments is February 16, 2018.

Meeting Schedule:

  • January 23rd
    6:30 - 8:00 PM
    West Windsor Town Office
    22 Brownsville-Hartland Road, Brownsville, VT 05037
  • January 29th
    6:30 - 8:00 PM
    Woodstock Town Office
    31 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091
  • January 30th
    6:30 - 8:00 PM
    Cavendish Town Office
    37 High St., Cavendish, VT 05142


Monitoring, Assessment, and Planning Program Notices
Comments Due By Basin or Study Subject Documents
March 2, 2018 Jay Peak Resort: 2018 Water Quality Remediation Plan Amendment-Construction and Operational Phase Sediment Offset Calculations
February 16, 2018 Tactical Basin Plan for Basin 10, watersheds drained by the Black & Ottauquechee rivers

Timely comments will be considered in the formulation of a final decision. Paper copies are available for a fee. During this notice period, a person may request a public informational meeting regarding any draft decision. Any meeting request must state the person’s interest and the reasons why a meeting is warranted. Such a meeting will be held if there is sufficient interest. Be certain your name and mailing address are included in the e-mail message.

Alternatively, you may submit comments via US Mail to:

Public Comment
Monitoring, Assessment, and Planning Program
Watershed Management Division
1 National Life Drive, Main 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3522

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