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Welcome to the Commissioner's Office

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is pleased to present our new website. At DEC, we strive to provide Vermonters with straightforward access to the environmental and public health information that they are seeking. This new site will help us meet that goal. Whether you are:

  • planning to complete a permit application
  • looking for information on drinking water, clean water, or recycling laws and actions
  • searching for funding opportunities
  • or interested in volunteering for one of our monitoring programs

the details can be found on these pages.

Through the informative material presented by the Department’s various divisions, we hope to improve Vermonters’ understanding of the environment, its connection to public health, and other related issues. We look forward to working together to protect Vermont’s natural resources and the health of our families and communities.