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Vermont Wetland Rules

Vermont Wetland Rule Amendments - 2020

Effective January 21, 2020 the Vermont Wetland Rules changed from the 2018 version to the recently approved 2020 version.  The purpose of this rulemaking was to include Class I protections for one wetlands.  The new Class I wetland is Beaver Meadows in Ripton.  Class I designations are reserved for those wetlands which are exceptional or irreplaceable in in their contribution to Vermont’s natural heritage, and the Agency may issue a permit authorizing activity in a Class I wetland only to meet a compelling public need to protect public health or safety.  Class I wetlands also receive a larger protected buffer zone.

Below are links on the new adopted Rules.

Rule Procedures

Below are superseded versions of the Vermont Wetland Rules