Vermont Wetland Rules

Vermont Wetland Rule Amendments - 2018

Effective August 15, 2018 the Vermont Wetland Rules changed from the 2017 version to the recently  approved 2018 Vermont Wetland Rules.  The purpose of this rulemaking was to include Class I protections for two wetlands.  The two new Class I wetlands are the LaPlatte River Wetlands in Shelburne, and Peacham Bog in Peacham.  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.  

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Below are superseded versions of the Vermont Wetland Rules

 

WSMD - Wetlands Home

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