Compliance Assistance

The Compliance Assistance Program is a NO COST, confidential, voluntary program that assists Vermont's small businesses and municipalities in achieving compliance with environmental regulations and promotes cooperation between the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the regulated community. 

The Compliance Assistance Program encourages businesses to use pollution prevention (waste reduction) as a means of achieving compliance and reducing their overall regulatory burden whenever possible. Prevention is often the most cost effective way to deal with environmental compliance issues.

The Compliance Assistance Program was developed to be a resource for municipalities, to help identify and understand state and federal environmental regulations with which they must comply. The program operates independently of the Department's regulatory programs. Assistance services are provided at no cost to the municipality and are confidential.

The Compliance Assistance Program is available to work with:

  • municipal garages
  • public works facilities
  • wastewater treatment facilities
  • water supply facilities
  • recreation departments
  • fire departments
  • schools

The Compliance Assistance Program will assist and respond to questions from:

  • zoning administrators
  • planning commissioners
  • select boards
  • town clerks
  • school boards

Coming soon - NEW Conditionally Exempt Generator (CEG) On-line Tutorial