hazardous waste

What Regulations Apply to me?

All Vermont generators are required to determine if their waste is subject to regulation as hazardous waste. In Vermont, if you generate hazardous waste, you are required to obtain an EPA Identification Number from the DEC's Hazardous Waste Program.

Petroleum Clean-Up Fund

Established under the authority of 10 V.S.A Chapter 59 Section 1941, the Petroleum Cleanup Fund (PCF) was created to pay, subject to available funding, for certain uninsured costs for the cleanup and restoration of contaminated soil and groundwater caused by the releases of petroleum from aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) and underground storage tanks (USTs), and for the compensation of third party claims for injury and damage caused by such a release.

Contaminated Sites


Diesel Spill
Diesel spill resulting from pinhole leak in AST.
The Sites Management Section (SMS) provides State oversight for the investigation and cleanup of properties where a release of a hazardous material has contaminated the environment, including soils, groundwater, surface water, and indoor air

Permit Assistance

The Environmental Assistance Office provides permit assistance through Permit Specialists located in the Agency of Natural Resources' (ANR) five regional offices. The Permit Specialist’s primary job duty is to serve as the initial state contact for applicants and assist them in identifying all necessary state permits or approvals for any given project. This allows applicants to make informed business decisions about the cost and length of time required to comply with all state regulations.


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