Combined Sewer Overflow Rule

15 September 2016
As of the effective date of this Rule, this Rule supersedes the state of Vermont’s “Combined Sewer Overflow Control Policy,” dated June 1990.

Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules

29 September 2007
(a) These Rules apply to the subdivision of land, the construction, modification or change in use of a building or structure, the creation or modification of a campground, and the construction, modification, replacement and operation of their associated potable water supplies and wastewater disposal systems. (b) These Rules regulate soil-based disposal systems with design flows of less than 6500 gallons per day and sewerage connections of any size. (c) These Rules regulate potable water supplies that are not subject to regulation under the Vermont Water Supply Rule as public water supplies.

Municipal Pollution Control Priority System

01 August 2014
The purposes of these rules are: (1) to obtain and maintain state water quality standards; (2) to make efficient use of scarce public funds by providing financial assistance, with limited exceptions, only to Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) and Municipally Sponsored Privately-Owned Wastewater System (MSPOWS) projects that: abate existing public health and/or environmental problems, and serve locally designated centers, unless there are health and/or environmental problems outside of growth centers and; (3) to assure there are appropriate controls on the use of the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) funded treatment facilities in order to: minimize polluted runoff from unplanned land development, the state’s fastest growing source of water contaminants; and to prevent scattered development and its negative impacts on surface and ground waters, wetlands, air quality, wildlife habitats, natural areas, threatened and endangered species, and land use patterns within the host and adjacent communities. This rule establishes the priority system to be used by the ANR Department of Environmental Conservation (the Department) for awarding grants and loans from federal and state funds for POTW and MSPOWS projects. These rules set forth a two-tier system for determining a project’s eligibility for receipt of a grant or loan from the Department. To be eligible for a POTW or a MSPOWS project grant or loan from the Agency for the final design or construction of a new wastewater treatment facility, an increase in the treatment capacity of an existing wastewater treatment facility, and/or a sewer line extension the applicant must demonstrate that the project is designed to serve only a locally designated center, unless there are significant health and environmental problems located outside of a growth center. If a sewer line serving a growth center must be located partially outside of a designated center in order to abate an existing pollution problem or to connect a treatment plant with a growth center or to connect one or more growth centers, the municipality must demonstrate that the impacts of growth resulting from the infrastructure can be adequately managed, and will not contribute to scattered development. After an applicant has met this initial test, the rules set out a pollution-based priority system to determine the order in which POTW of MSPOWS projects will be awarded grant or loan funds.

Solid Waste management Rules

These rules establish procedures and standards to protect public health and the environment by ensuring the safe, proper, and sustainable management of solid waste in Vermont. The current Solid Waste Management Rules went into effect on October 31, 2020.

Underground Storage Tank Rules

25 May 2021
These rules are intended to protect public health and the environment by establishing standards for the design, installation, operation, maintenance, monitoring and closure of underground storage tanks. These rules apply to persons who own or operate, install, remove, repair, or test underground storage tank systems.


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