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.

Draft Documents and Public Comment Notice

2020 303(d) List and State Priority Waters Lists

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is making available for public comment the draft 2020 List of Priority Waters which includes the draft 303(d) List of Impaired Waters. The deadline for comment submittal is August 5, 2020. Copies of the draft documents can be obtained by downloading from the Watershed Management Division website.

The draft 2020 303(d) List of Impaired Waters consists of the following:

  • Part A - impaired waters scheduled for TMDL development.
  • Interim List - previously listed impaired waters proposed for de-listing.

The draft 2020 List of Priority Waters consists of the following:

  • Part B - impaired waters which do not need a TMDL.
  • Part D – impaired waters for which TMDLs have been completed and approved by EPA.
  • Part E - waters altered by aquatic invasive species.
  • Part F - waters altered by flow regulation.
  • Stressed Waters Lists

Written comments can be addressed to:

VTDEC Watershed Management Division
ATTN: Tim Clear
One National Life Dr., Davis 3
Montpelier, VT 05620

or email as an attached Microsoft Word or Adobe .pdf document sent to Tim Clear (


Monitoring and Assessment Program Notices
Deadline for Comment Submittal Basin or Study Subject Documents
August 5, 2020 2020 303(d) List and State Priority Waters Lists

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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