Rules

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 Page 2 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

15 March 2012
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. They amend the Solid Waste Management Rules effective on October 15, 2004.

Underground Storage Tank Rules

01 October 2011
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.

Aboveground Storage Tank Rules

10 February 2014
These rules are intended to protect public health and the environment by: (1) Establishing standards for the design and installation of new aboveground storage tank systems and substantial alteration to existing aboveground storage tank systems; and (2) Establishing standards for the design, installation, and operation of new bulk tank systems and substantial alteration of existing bulk tank systems.

Underground Injection Control Rules

29 October 2014
(a) These Rules apply to discharges to injection wells. (b) These Rules are not intended to affect other existing regulations including, but not limited to, the Vermont Groundwater Protection Rule and Strategy and rules adopted by the Vermont Department of Health. (c) These Rules do not limit the powers of federal, state or local authorities to control existing or potential threats to human health or the environment.

Deposit for Beverage Containers Rule

14 September 2010
(a) These rules are adopted under the Secretary's authority pursuant to 3 V.S.A. Chapter 25 and 10 V.S.A. Chapter 53. (b) These rules apply to: (1) A person manufacturing or distributing a container; (2) A person selling a container at the retail level or operating a business for the purpose of redeeming a container; and (3) A person returning a beverage container to collect the deposit on a container. (c) These rules do not apply to beer or other malt beverages contained in kegs, halfkegs, quarter-kegs, or pony-kegs provided that a deposit on the keg is charged to the consumer for the use of the keg and refunded to the consumer upon return of the keg to the retailer.

Groundwater Protection Rule and Strategy

16 December 2016
10 V.S.A. 1390-1394 does not create any new permit programs for groundwater protection. The statute directs the Secretary to protect groundwater through existing regulatory programs and by the adoption of a strategy to assist in coordinating groundwater management statewide. This rule provides restrictions, prohibitions, standards, and criteria for groundwater protection that will be adopted, as appropriate, in Agency permit and regulatory programs that control activities which may affect groundwater. The Secretary shall amend all appropriate rules to conform to 10 V.S.A. 1390-1394 and this rule. These restrictions, prohibitions, standards, and criteria may be adopted by other state agencies or local governments with authority to manage activities that may affect groundwater.

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