Clean Water Act

2016 305b Water Quality Assessment Report

28 September 2016
Section 305(b) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (also known as the Clean Water Act or CWA) requires each state to submit a report about the quality of the state's surface and ground waters to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a biennial basis. This 2016 Water Quality Integrated Assessment Report (305(b) Report), prepared by Vermont’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) summarizes water quality conditions throughout Vermont with the known conditions as updated with information and data from the 24-month reporting period of January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015.

Pesticide General Permit



The Pesticide General Permit (PGP) (PDF,  505 KB) was issued pursuant to Vermont’s federally delegated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program. The PGP provides coverage for discharges from the application of pesticides to, waters of the state for the following pesticide use patterns:


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