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Rules

 

Existing Rules

 

 

NRB Rules of Procedure (PDF, 135KB)
Rules of Procedure effective May 1, 2006

Vermont Water Quality Standards (PDF, 4.3MB)
 Vermont Water Quality Standards effective December 30, 2011

Vermont Wetland Rules (PDF, 159KB)
Vermont Wetland Rules effective August 1, 2010

Vermont Use of Public Water Rules (PDF, 4.6MB)
Vermont Use of Public Water Rules amended effective December 30, 2011

Vermont Surface Level Rules (PDF, 452KB)

Vermont Rules Determining Mean Water Levels (PDF, 63KB)
Vermont Rules Determining Mean Water Levels adopted December 30, 2011

Vermont Stream Alteration Rules (PDF, 563KB)

Vermont Stream Alteration Rules effective December 24, 2013

Vermont Flood Hazard Area and River Corridor Rule - DRAFT (PDF, 581KB)

Vermont Flood Hazard Area and River Corridor Rule, as submitted to the Secretary of State July 18, 2014

Proposed Water Quality Standards Amendments

 

 

 

Public Hearings Scheduled to take comment on the proposed amendments to the Water Quality Standards

-July 29th, 2014, 10:00 am. Winooski Room, National Life Building. 1 National Life Drive, Main 2, Montpelier, VT.

-August 5th, 2014.  5:30 pm. Fox Room, Rutland Free Library. 10 Court St. Rutland, VT.

-August 8th, 2014. 1:00 pm. Eastside Restaurant, 47 Landing St. Newport, VT.  Held coincident with the Memphremagog Watershed Association's annual watershed workshop. All public are welcome to the 1:00 pm public hearing.

 

 

Text of Proposed WQS with Amendmentsas filed with Secretary of State as proposed rule revision on May 23, 2014.

 

 

Additional Resources Supporting Amendments - E. coli

 

 

 

EPA Technical Support Document – Recreational Water Quality Criteria (external link to EPA website)

 

 

Response to comments filed by CT River Watershed Council

Megan Moir MS Thesis Abstract; Contribution of forested watersheds and beaver ponds to fecal contamination of surface waters in Vermont. (external link to UVM website).

Presentation - Proposed amendments to E. coli criteria (PDF, 170KB)

Pre-rulemaking Proposed markup revisions to E. coli and Nutrients (PDF, 120KB)

Additional Resources Supporting Amendments - Nutrient Criteria

VTDEC Technical Support Document - May 14, 2014 Draft. (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Biological criteria documentation

 

 

Executive Summary: Biocriteria for Fish and Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in Vermont Wadeable Streams and Rivers - Development Phase (pdf, 203 KB)

Biocriteria for Fish and Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in Vermont Wadeable Streams and Rivers - Development Phase (pdf, 535 KB)

Biocriteria for Fish and Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in Vermont Wadeable Streams and Rivers - Implementation Phase (pdf, 534 KB)

April 16, 2014 Meeting with Green Mountain Water Environment Assoc. and VT Rural Water Regarding Proposed Nutrient Criteria   Presentation - Nutrient Criteria (PDF, 1.4M)

March 29, 2014 - Water Caucus Meeting - Presentation - Nutrient Criteria Approach (PDF, 568K)

Feb. 3rd. - Presentation - Proposed addition of nutrient criteria (PDF, 1.3MB)

Feb 3rd. - Pre-rulemaking Proposed markup revisions to E. coli and Nutrients (PDF, 120KB)

Feb 21, 2014 Draft Nutrient Criteria Technical Support Document (PDF, 1.0MB)

Nutrient criteria proposed framework for attainment scenarios (PDF, 19KB)

Additional Resources Supporting Amendments - Chloride and Appendix C

April 28, 2014 - Meeting with Municipalities Regarding Proposed Criteria for Chloride Presentation - Chloride Criteria (PDF, 840K)

Presentation - Proposed amendments to Appendix C criteria (including chloride, and fish-tissue mercury) (PDF, 3.0MB)

Feb 3, 2014 Proposed markup revisions to Appendix C (PDF, 350KB)

  

 

 

 

Feb 3, 2014 Pre-rulemaking Stakeholder Information Meeting

 

 

 

Feb 3, 2014 Draft Water Quality Standards with Markup for pre-rulemaking review

Agenda and Meeting Notes (PDF, 489KB)

 

January, 2013 Pre-rulemaking fact sheets supporting pre-rulemaking stakeholder outreach

 

 

 

Amendments to E. coli criteria

Amendments to Criteria for the Protection of Human Health and Aquatic Biota, presented in Appendix C of the Water Quality Standards.

Addition of Criteria for Chloride, to be contained in Criteria for the Protection of Human Health and Aquatic Biota, presented in Appendix C of the Water Quality Standards.

Addition of Criteria for Total Phosphorus in wadeable streams and inland lakes and ponds.

 

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