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Monitoring and Assessment Public Notices

Public comments are being accepted by the Watershed Management Division for the issues listed below.
Comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the date in which comments are due.

Notice of Document Availability for Public Comment

Jay Peak Resort 2023 Water Quality Remediation Plan Update

The Watershed Management Division is making available for public comment the Jay Peak Resort 2023 Water Quality Remediation Plan Update. A Water Quality Remediation Plan (WQRP) has been developed to address water quality impairments to streams near Jay Peak Resort. The WQRP sets forth actions to be taken to improve water quality as well as a monitoring plan to track improvements. The goal of the WQRP is to return the impaired streams to compliance with the Vermont Water Quality Standards. The purpose of this update is to identify any new proposed development activities, sediment reduction measures, or best management practices if stream segments in question did not meet interim or attainment biocriteria targets during the previous year’s monitoring. Changes to monitoring activities may also be included.

In accordance with the Division’s Procedure for Water Quality Remediation Plans, a comment period has been established to receive written comment on the above amendment. After the close of the comment period, the Division will consider all public comments and will prepare and post a written response to comments. The deadline for comment submittal is October 9, 2023.

A public meeting may be requested by any member of the public during the comment period.

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Solicitation for Water Quality Data & Information

2024 Vermont Water Quality Assessment Report and Various Listings of Waters

In accordance with the Federal Clean Water Act, the State of Vermont is required to report on the quality of its surface waters every two years using all readily available and reliable data and information. Reporting is done under Sections 305b, 303d and 314 of the Act. VTDEC uses data and information generated from various monitoring activities and programs for these purposes and is also able to consider data and information collected by others.

By this notice, the Watershed Management Division of VTDEC is soliciting data and information related to rivers and streams, lakes and ponds, and wetlands within Vermont and along its borders for the purpose of improving our data and information about the condition of individual Vermont waters. For 2024, the Watershed Management Division will accept and consider all data and other information submitted by the close of business on Friday, November 10, 2023.

If there is a waterbody or sampling location believed to be either impaired, altered, or possibly recovered, please provide details including the appropriate data and a brief discussion documenting the perceived problem/recovery. Any submissions to VTDEC for 2024 should be accompanied by a statement of data quality assurance, including collection and analytical methods, location, dates and times of sample collection, observations about the environment that would help explain the measurement (discharges, land use, rainfall, etc.) and any other information that will allow the Watershed Management Division to assess the quality, precision and reliability of the information being provided. For chemical, physical and/or biological monitoring data to be used in support of listing a waterbody as “impaired” (i.e., not meeting one or more criteria of the Vermont Water Quality Standards), data must be of known and documented quality.

Data and information submissions can be made to Sean Regalado of the Watershed Management Division by email at


Monitoring and Assessment Program Notices
Deadline for Comment Submittal Basin or Study Subject Documents
October 9, 2023 Jay Peak Resort 2023 Water Quality Remediation Plan Update
November 10, 2023 2024 Vermont Water Quality Assessment Report and Various Listings of Waters

Timely comments will be considered in the formulation of a final decision.  Paper copies are available for a fee.  During this notice period, a person may request a public informational meeting regarding any draft decision.  Any meeting request must state the person’s interest and the reasons why a meeting is warranted.  Such a meeting will be held if there is sufficient interest.  Be certain your name and mailing address are included in the e-mail message.

Alternatively, you may submit comments via US Mail to:

Public Comment
Monitoring and Assessment Program
Watershed Management Division
1 National Life Drive, Davis 3
Montpelier, VT 05620-3522

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