Lake Encroachment Permits (LEP) are issued under 29 V.S.A Chapter 11 (Management of Lakes and Ponds), which regulates Encroachment in public waters. The goals of this program are to minimize the encroachment on public waters as well as ensure that projects do not adversely affect the public good and are consistent with the Public Trust Doctrine.
The "handbook" is a list of permit information sheets, each of which provides an overview of the applicability, jurisdiction and other details for that permit or approval. The information sheets cover most Department of Environmental Conservation permit programs and many other Vermont and federal regulatory programs that may be required for your project or business. Program information sheets include:
The Regional Office Program is developing a new voluntary installer program for contractors who install onsite wastewater treatment (septic) systems and potable water supply connections. The concept is to provide installers the information and training associated with the proper siting, design, and construction of wastewater systems and potable water supplies that are regulated by the Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules.
Training classes will be developed based on best practices and the requirements contained in the Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules.