The Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB) provides the public with information about applications that are under consideration by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). It is updated daily, and includes permit, certification, and registration applications for most DEC programs. Applications which are deemed administratively complete on January 1, 2018 or later will publish to the ENB and will remain on the site throughout the decision process and until the application's appeal period has ended. For applications which were deemed administratively complete prior to January 1, 2018, use the DEC Public Notifications page; Act 250 permits may be searched for on the Agency of Natural Resources' site .
Information in the Bulletin
For each application, the Bulletin provides basic information about the project, the type of permit requested, important dates in the permit process, and contact information for the DEC staff person who can provide additional information. Members of the public may set up an ENB account and configure a subscription in order to receive email notification of applications which may interest them. Of particular interest are the beginning and end of the public comment period (for those programs that have public comment requirements), and the dates and locations of any public meetings which have been scheduled. Comments may be submitted, and public meetings requested, through the ENB site.
Using the Environmental Notice Bulletin
Environmental Administrative Procedure and Act 150 Implementation
The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is currently finalizing a rule to clarify several administrative processes and to implement our uniform environmental notice process. There was an informational meeting held and an opportunity for public input provided in the Spring of 2018. Final documents will be available here when adopted.
Permit Writer’s Handbook – Guidance Document
Following adoption of Act 150 and other Department wide changes to the permit process, the Department of Environmental Conservation has developed a handbook to provide guidance to Department employees to follow when writing permits.