The management of stormwater runoff is at once a simple concept and a complex problem. Precipitation runs off impervious surfaces rather than infiltrating into the soil. The cumulative impact resulting from the increased frequency, volume, and flow rate of stormwater runoff can lead to destabilization of downstream channels and can also result in increased pollutant loading to waterways.
The Stormwater Management Program provides regulatory oversight and technical assistance to ensure proper design and construction of stormwater treatment and control practices as well as construction-related erosion prevention and sediment control practices, necessary to minimize the adverse impacts of stormwater runoff to surface waters throughout Vermont.
- Draft General Permit 3-9050 information available
- DRAFT Construction General Permit 3-9020 (2019) was on public notice March 26, 2019 through May 3, 2019. A public hearing was held on April 25, 2019. To review the DRAFT document and related materials please visit the Construction Permit page.
- The revised Stormwater Rule became effiective on March 15, 2019. See the Stormwater Permitting Rule Update page for more information.
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