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Underground Storage Tank Rules

May 25, 2021
These rules are intended to protect public health and the environment by establishing
standards for the design, installation, operation, maintenance, monitoring and closure of
underground storage tanks. These rules apply to persons who own or operate, install,
remove, repair, or test underground storage tank systems.

Aboveground Storage Tank Rules

February 10, 2014
These rules are intended to protect public health and the environment by:
(1) Establishing standards for the design and installation of new aboveground
storage tank systems and substantial alteration to existing aboveground
storage tank systems; and
(2) Establishing standards for the design, installation, and operation of new bulk
tank systems and substantial alteration of existing bulk tank systems.

Deposit for Beverage Containers Rule

September 14, 2010
(a) These rules are adopted under the Secretary's authority pursuant to 3 V.S.A.
Chapter 25 and 10 V.S.A. Chapter 53.
(b) These rules apply to:
(1) A person manufacturing or distributing a container;
(2) A person selling a container at the retail level or operating a business for
the purpose of redeeming a container; and
(3) A person returning a beverage container to collect the deposit on a
(c) These rules do not apply to beer or other malt beverages contained in kegs, halfkegs,
quarter-kegs, or pony-kegs provided that a deposit on the keg is charged to
the consumer for the use of the keg and refunded to the consumer upon return of
the keg to the retailer.

Wastewater Systems and Potable Water Supply Program


The Regional Office Program issues water/wastewater permits (WW Permits) for soil based wastewater systems with flows of less than 6,500 gallons per day, for potable water supplies (water supplies that are not public water supplies), and for municipal water and sewer connections. Permitting staff are located in five Regional Offices. Staff also administers the licensed designer program and reviews innovative and alternative systems for potential use in the state.

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