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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 October 30, 2014

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 - (PDF, 589KB)

Vermont Flood Hazard Area and River Corridor Rule adopted October 24, 2014

2014 Water Quality Standards Amendment Processs

The Division recently completed a process to amend the Vermont Water Quality Standards. The new Standards are provided above. Documentation supporting the rule amendments is provided in the following.

2014 Water Quality Standards Fact Sheet (PDF, 650KB)

Responsiveness Summary addressing comments received and filed, including written comments filed and supporting nutreint criteria information.

Written Comments as Filed:

Supplemental Nutrient Criteria Information:

Additional Resources Supporting Amendments - Nutrient Criteria

VTDEC Nutrient Criteria Technical Support Document. (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)

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