These regulations are intended to protect public health and the environment by comprehensively
regulating the generation, storage, collection, transport, treatment, disposal, use, reuse, and
recycling of hazardous waste in Vermont.
The 1991 amendment to the Vermont Water Pollution Control Regulations establish the overarching framework for the issuance of General Permits for the discharge of wastes with in a common geographic area, including state-wide, that share the same or substantially similar qualities such that the discharges can be regulated by the same or similar permit conditions. General Permits are typically employed to authorize the discharge of wastes from petroleum contamination remediation projects.
The 1974 Vermont Water Pollution Control Regulations establish the overarching framework under which Vermont exercises its federally delegated authority to issue National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for the discharge of treated wastewater to surface waters and for the discharge of treated industrial wastes to municipal sewage collection systems for conveyance to a wastewater treatment facility.