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Administrative Review and Permitting Process for Wetland Permit Applications

Information on Administrative Review

What is administrative review?  It is an initial check to see if the form has been filled out, required documents submitted, and fees are correct.  Around 60% of all applications do not pass the initial check!  To make sure your application makes the first cut, use the below check list before submitting your application.

Wetlands General Permit 3-9026

19 November 2018
The Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (Secretary) hereby issues this general permit pursuant to 10 V.S.A. § 905b and §§ 9.8 and 9.9 of the Vermont Wetland Rules (VWR) (effective August 15, 2018), for the purpose of expediting the permitting process for certain specified water quality improvement projects conducted in Class II wetlands and their buffer zones. Should any project proponent be uncertain with regard to the interpretation of, application of, or compliance with the provisions of this General Permit, the project proponent should engage the services of a qualified consultant or contact a Department of Environmental Conservation Wetlands Ecologist. Department contact information is located at: http://dec.vermont.gov/watershed/wetlands/contact

Wetlands General Permit 3-9025

03 October 2018
The Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is issuing this general permit pursuant to 10 V.S.A. §905b and §9.7 of the Vermont Wetland Rules, effective August 15, 2018, for certain specified activities within certain wetlands and buffers in order to more effectively and efficiently regulate and protect Vermont’s wetlands. The Secretary reserves the right in Section IX.J of this general permit to require an individual permit if deemed necessary to protect wetlands or buffers.

ANC General Permit

On May 1, 2018, the Aquatic Nuisance Control General Permit for the use of nonchemical aquatic nuisance and rapid response control activities, was issued.  This general permit is limited to the use of benthic barriers and powered mechanical devices that utilize diver assisted suction harvesting as nonchemical aquatic nuisance control activities in waters of the State.  Control activities include: aquatic nuisance control activities that target only aquatic plants determined to be an

Shoreline Stabilization

Shoreline Stabilization Techniques

The shoreline is an important and sensitive area that connects the aquatic world with the adjacent upland.  These “edge” areas provide essential habitat for fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, insects, and other wildlife.  They also set the stage for good water quality, as the vegetation and natural forest duff layer along the shore infiltrate pollutant- and silt-laden stormwater runoff, keeping lake water clean. 

Rivers Permit Information

If an activity will change, alter, or modify the course, current, or cross section of any watercourse within or along the boundaries of VT, that activity may be require a permit.  The Rivers Program issues permits covering three general areas of activities.  These three areas are: 

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