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
Final Proposed Water Quality Standards Amendments
Text of Proposed WQS with Amendments – as filed with Secretary of State as final proposed rule revision on Sept. 16, 2014.
Responsiveness Summary addressing comments received and filed, including written comments filed and supporting nutreint criteria information.
Written Comments as Filed:
Supplemental Nutrient Criteria Information:
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 Amendments – as filed with Secretary of State as proposed rule revision on May 23, 2014.
Public Presentation on Proposed Amendments - as delivered at each public hearing
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.