Lakes and Ponds Rulemaking

 

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Current Petitions

Vermont Use of Public Waters Rules
Lake Memphremagog, the Clyde River, and the Black River within the city limits

Filed On: May 3, 2021
Filed By: City of Newport
Purpose: The renewal of ANR's delegation to the City of Newport to regulate the mooring of vessels on portions of public waters within the City's boundaries, like Lake Memphremagog, the Clyde River and the Black River, pursuant to 10 V.S.A § 1424(f).  The City requests it be renewed until December 31, 2031.
More information is available on the Secretary of State Rulemaking Page

 

Vermont Use of Public Waters Rules
Lake Bomoseen

Filed On: October 21, 2021
Filed By: Gilbert Nadeau et. al. constituting homeowners with properties located along the southern end of Lake Bomoseen, known as Indian Point.
Purpose: The petition proposes to establish a new lake-specific rule to address a use conflict in a section of Lake Bomoseen. The propsed rule is to create a safety zone for swimmers and small watercraft within 200 feet of the shoreline along the area known as Indian Point.
More information is available on the Secretary of State Rulemaking Page

 

Vermont Use of Public Waters Rules
Proposed Change to § 3 for Managing Wake Boats and Their Activities on Vermont Lakes and Ponds
Filed On: March 9, 2022
Filed By: Responsible Wakes for Vermont Lakes
Purpose: The petition proposes to manage and regulate the operation of wake boats and their use in the activities of wakesurfing and wakeboarding on Vermont lakes and ponds.
More information is available on the Secretary of State Rulemaking Page

If you would like to submit a comment, comments will be accepted via email to Laura Dlugolecki (please use "Wakeboat / Wakesports Petition Public Comment" in the subject line) or mail to the following address by 4:00 pm on Friday, July 29, 2022:

Attn: Laura Dlugolecki
Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Watershed Management Division
1 National Life Drive, Davis 3
Montpelier, VT 05620-3522

 

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