Municipal Roads Program

 

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Municipal Roads General Permit (MRGP)

The Municipal Roads General Permit is intended to achieve significant reductions in stormwater-related erosion from municipal roads, both paved and unpaved. Municipalities will implement a customized, multi-year plan to stabilize their road drainage system. The plan will include bringing road drainage systems up to basic maintenance standards, and additional corrective measure to reduce erosion as necessary to meet a TMDL or other water quality restoration effort. The permit is required by Act 64, the Vermont Clean Water Act, and the Lake Champlain Phase I TMDL.

For more information on the DEC Municipal Roads program and the development of the Municipal Roads General Permit, contact Jim Ryan by email or at (802) 490-6140.

Draft Municipal Roads General Permit (MRGP) for Public Review

The Stormwater Program is in the process of re-issuing the Municipal Roads General Permit.  The previous MRGP was issued in January 2018 and expires in January 2023.  Prior to the current permit's expiration, the Program is providing the draft new MRGP for public comment and hosting both an in-person and a virtual public meeting to discuss the changes.  

Application and Reporting Materials
 

Towns were required to complete and submit REIs using DEC’s template before December 31, 2020. If your town has not yet submitted this requirement, please do so as soon as possible. REIs are conducted to determine which road segments meet or do not meet MRGP standards. The REIs serve as a basis to determine which roads will be required to be upgraded to meet MRGP standards.  After submitting the town's REI data to the MRGP Implementation Portal, towns are required to compete the one-page permit Amendment Form certifying that the REI has been submitted.  

Road Erosion Inventory (REI) & Implementation Table

Municipalities shall complete a Road Stormwater Management Plan (RSWMP) by December 31, 2020.  The RSWMP consists of the municipality’s Implementation Table and results of the Road Erosion Inventory.

Funding Assistance

Assistance Documents

Permit Fee Information

MRGP fees are established by the Legislature.  The current fee schedule, 3 V.S.A § 2822, is available on the legislative website at: https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/03/051/02822.  The sections relevant to the MRGP can be found beginning at 3 V.S.A § 2822 (j)(2).

  • $240 Administrative processing fee due with the submittal of the Road Erosion Inventory and REI Permit Amendment form, if not already submitted.  This was due December 31, 2020.
  • $500-$1,800 Prorated annual operating fee (see prorated annual operating fee link for amount for your municipality). This is due before June 1, 2021 and every year thereafter. 
  • Prorated MRGP Annual Operating Fees
  • Municipal Road Miles and Population for MRGP fees

Permit Documents

 


Archived Documents

Final Draft Municipal Roads General Permit (MRGP) Permit for Public Review

 

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