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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

Wetland Delineation Consultant Improvements

01 June 2018
The Agency of Natural Resource (ANR) Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Wetlands Program retained consultation services from the Vermont Certified Public Managers Program (VCPM®) in November 2017 to assist with Wetland Consultant Accountability. This is their final report which outlines action items for improving the quality of wetland delineation work throughout the State.

Sharing The Edge: A Guide for Lakeshore Property Owners in Vermont

30 May 2018
Cover Photo of Sharing the Edge
Are you interested in purchasing lakefront property in Vermont? Maybe you are new to Vermont entirely, or perhaps you’ve lived here for years but are just now contemplating a camp on the lake. This booklet introduces a landowner to what a healthy lake shoreland looks like, describes how Vermont manages its public waters, and provides an overview of property development regulations.

Proposed Changes to the Vermont Wetlands Rules

A as per Section 7 of the Vermont Wetland Rules a proposed rulemaking package to reclassify the Beaver Meadows as Class I wetlands was filed the 17th day of May, 2019 with the Secretary of State for an official comment period until July 26, 2019.  A public meeting has been scheduled for July 16th, 2019 starting at 7:00 pm at the Ripton Community House at 1305 VT-125, Ripton, VT 05766.  Complete copies of the analysis of the decision are below.  The proposed Class I changes appear in Appendix A of the Rule.  The Proposed change also updated the electronic li

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