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 proposed rule is 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

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