Combined Sewer Overflow Rule

15 September 2016
As of the effective date of this Rule, this Rule supersedes the state of Vermont’s “Combined Sewer Overflow Control Policy,” dated June 1990.

Draft Permit Notices

Public Notice Information for Actions Proposed by the Indirect Discharge Program and Underground Injection Control Program

Wastewater Program Contact Information

Direct Discharge and Pretreatment Wastewater Facility Assignments

For information about private water systems or home septic systems, please contact the Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division's Regional Office staff assigned to your location.

The State of Vermont Wastewater Program has reorganized to accommodate a new structure.

Notice of Untreated or Unpermitted Discharges

Reported Sewer Overflow and Illicit and Unpermitted Discharge Releases 

Sewer overflows and release events have the potential to pose a threat to human and/or environmental health.

Wasteload Allocation Process Rule

15 September 1987
The State of Vermont has established Water Quality Standards as a means of guiding the management of water quality to ensure the use and enjoyment of Vermont's lakes and streams. Typical uses may include fishing, swimming, boating, hydroelectric power generation and waste disposal. When a use such as waste disposal threatens to degrade water quality to the extent that other uses are impaired, a limit must be placed upon the quantity of waste that may be discharged. This limit, referred to as the assimilative capacity, is defined as the maximum quantity of waste the water body can accept, without water quality being degraded below established standards.

Procedure for Determining Significant Non-Compliance for Vermont's Water Pollution Control Permit Program

03 September 1995
It is the purpose of this procedure to establish which types of non-compliance will normally be given priority in Agency response efforts with respect to discharge permits issues pursuant to 10 V.S.A. §1263; except that this procedure does not apply to indirect discharge permits issued pursuant to the Indirect Discharge Rules, Chapter 14: Environmental Protection Rules.

Amendment to the Vermont Water Pollution Control Regulations, Chapter 13

07 October 1991
The 1991 amendment to the Vermont Water Pollution Control Regulations establish the overarching framework for the issuance of General Permits for the discharge of wastes with in a common geographic area, including state-wide, that share the same or substantially similar qualities such that the discharges can be regulated by the same or similar permit conditions. General Permits are typically employed to authorize the discharge of wastes from petroleum contamination remediation projects.


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