Public Comment Meeting

Public Meeting for Stream Reclassification Petitions

Pursuant to 10 V.S.A. § 1253, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation received petitions to reclassify the following streams: Alder Brook and Blue Bank Brook in Ripton and Lincoln, Vermont; and Goshen Brook in Goshen, Hancock, and Ripton, Vermont. The petitions, linked here, request the streams be reclassified from B(2) to A(1) for Aquatic Biota, Aquatic Habitat, and Aesthetics Designated Uses in the Vermont Water Quality Standards.

The purpose of the public meeting is for the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the petitioners to explain the petitions, and for the public to ask questions and comment on the petitions. Any person can submit oral or written statements and data concerning the petitions.  

The meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams. Join the meeting at the scheduled time by clicking the “Join Microsoft Teams Meeting” link below or by calling 802-828-7667 and entering the Conference ID number: 668 725 898#. 

The following rules will help facilitate the meeting and minimize interruptions:

  • If you would like to verbally ask a question or comment during the meeting, please email Bethany Sargent or call 802-490-6131 by 4:00 pm on March 29, 2021. A list of names will be created chronologically from the time the request was received.
  • When you join the meeting, you will be “in the lobby” until a meeting presenter admits you into the meeting. You will be muted once you are admitted.
  • Please remain muted unless instructed otherwise. Unmuting yourself may negatively impact the audio for all meeting participants.
  • When a meeting presenter indicates it is your turn to ask a question or state your comment, unmute yourself by clicking the microphone symbol or press *6 if you called in to the meeting. Before moving to the next individual, a meeting presenter will mute your audio again.
  • Public comments can be submitted using the chat box, which will be visible to online meeting participants. If there is still time remaining in the meeting and those that requested to speak in advance have spoken, you may request to speak in the chat box. Please wait to be called on by a meeting presenter before speaking. If called on, please unmute yourself.

If you would like to submit a comment after the meeting has ended, comments will be accepted via email to Bethany Sargent or mail to the address above (Attn: Bethany Sargent) through Friday, April 9, 2021.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Clean Water Budget Public Hearing

Attend the Clean Water Budget Public Hearing - Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 10:00 am, in the Winooski Room (M240), National Life Building, Montpelier

Learn more about clean water funding and the budget process and provide comments on the state's fiscal year 2021 clean water funding priorities. Attend in person (RSVP by email) or online (via Skype for Business). Visit the Clean Water Fund webpage for more information.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 10:00am

Draft Rule: EPR Ch 2 Municipal Pollution Control Priority System

The Facilities Engineering Division in response to Vermont Act 103 of 2016 has prepared an update to Environmental Protection Rule, Chapter 2: The Municipal Pollution Control Project Priority System.

This draft Rule defines how projects are ranked annually on the project priority list of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, as well as certain project eligibilities, and now includes a project bypass system that is similar to the one used by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.  The draft Rule now considers broader ranges of project types and eligibilities, water quality concerns, and sustainability issues.  The draft Rule also ranks how projects are considered for Vermont Pollution Control Grants and the way that those grants are calculated. 

The draft rule may be downloaded in pdf format from our website.  

Public comment is open through: Friday, September 29, 2017.

A public comment meeting will be held on September 22, 2017 at the ANR Annex Building, 190 Junction Road, Berlin  from 1:30PM to 3:30PM.

Please send written comments to: Lynnette Claudon ; or 1 National Life Drive, Main 1, Montpelier VT 05620.

For questions, please call Lynnette Claudon at 802-490-6226.

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Public Meeting on Proposed Changes to the Vermont Stormwater Management Manual Rule.

The Department is pleased to announce that the proposed 2017 Vermont Stormwater Management Manual Rule was filed with the Secretary of State on Friday, September 16th, 2016.

The Department has scheduled a public meeting to solicit comment on the proposed rule on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM, at the Pavilion Building Auditorium, located at 109 State Street in Montpelier.  The Department will begin accepting public comment on  the proposed 2017 VSMM Rule of Friday, September 16, 2016 through 4:30 PM on November 1, 2016.  Comments may be provided in person at the public meeting or in writing to Kevin Burke.

For more information on the update of the Vermont Stormwater Management Manual (VSMM), see the VSMM update page.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:15pm

Public meeting on draft Northern Lake Champlain Direct Drainages

Public comment meeting for draft Northern Lake Champlain Direct Drainages

Event date:Wed. Jul. 08, 2015     
start time: 06:30 PM  end: 08:00 PM
Contact: Karen Bates    Email:   Phone: 802-879-2339
Location: Shelburne Town Offices, Shelburne, Vermont
More Information Link:
Description: The Northern Lake Champlain Direct Drainages (Basin 5) include all surface waters that drain into the northern section of Lake Champlain, beginning at the Ferrisburgh and Charlotte town line and ending at the Canadian border, excepting three major river watersheds: the Missisquoi, the Winooski and the Lamoille. This Tactical Plan was developed with the purpose of improving both water quality and aquatic habitats, and presents ANR’s recommendations in collaboration with other State and federal resource agencies, watershed partner organizations, regional planning commissions, municipalities, and individual citizens. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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