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Deadline: Sep 19, 2013

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Rule Details

Rule Number: 13P026
Title: Vermont Stream Alteration Rule
Type: Standard
Status: Adopted
Agency: Agency of Natural Resources
Legal Authority: 10 V.S.A. ยง 1027
Summary: The proposed Rule seeks to clarify how stream alterations within watercourses of the State shall be managed under the authority of the state during emergencies and otherwise. Stream alterations are activities that may change, alter, or modify the course, current, or cross section of any watercourse within or along the boundaries of Vermont either by movement, by fill, or by excavation of ten cubic yards or more of instream material in any year. The Rule contains standards such that proposed activities: (1) will not adversely affect the public safety by increasing flood and fluvial erosion hazards; (2) will not significantly damage fish life or wildlife; (3) will not significantly damage the rights of riparian owners; and (4) in case of any waters designated as outstanding resource waters, will not adversely affect the values sought to be protected by designation.
Persons Affected: Riparian landowners; municipalities; regional planning commissions; technical consulting and earthmoving contractors; utility companies; Agencies of Transportation, Commerce and Community Development, and Agriculture, Food and Markets; Departments of Forest, Parks, and Recreation, Fish and Wildlife, and Public Service; angling, environmental, and watershed-interest groups; and Natural Resource Conservation Districts.
Economic Impact: Establishing clear and enforceable standards for the regulation of stream alterations during emergency situations and otherwise will reduce local, state, and federal costs. Adopted state standards will enable towns to meet federal filing requirements for FEMA reimbursement. Managing watercourses toward least erosive forms avoids maintenance costs and losses that occur when structural stream controls fail. The technical assistance provided in the ANR's emergency regulatory response will assist municipalities in addressing legitimate threats while avoiding practices that may create further vulnerability to residents and to public infrastructure. This Rule will enhance the economic benefits of clean and healthy streams as post-flood stream cha
Posting date: Jul 24,2013

Hearing Information

Information for Hearing # 1
Hearing date:
09-09-2013 6:00 PM   
Location: Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife, 1st Floor Conference Room
Address: 271 North Main Street
City: Rutland
State: VT
Zip: 05701
Hearing Notes:
Information for Hearing # 2
Hearing date:
09-10-2013 6:00 PM   
Location: Agency of Natural Resources Offices, Downstairs Conference Room
Address: 100 Mineral Street
City: Springfield
State: VT
Zip: 05156
Hearing Notes:
Information for Hearing # 3
Hearing date:
09-12-2013 6:00 PM   
Location: Winooski Conference Room, Department of Environmental Conservation
Address: 2 Main, National Life Building, 1 National Drive
City: Montpelier
State: VT
Zip: 05602
Hearing Notes:

Contact Information

Information for Contact # 1
Level: Primary    
Name: Mike Kline, Watershed Management Division    
Agency: Agency of Natural Resources    
Address: 1 National Life Drive, Main 2    
City: Montpelier    
State: VT    
Zip: 05620-3522    
Telephone: 802-490-6155    
Fax: 802-828-1544    
Email: 
mike.kline@state.vt.us
     
 
   
Website Address:  http://www.watershedmanagement.vt.gov/rivers.htm
     
 
   
Information for Contact # 2
Level: Secondary    
Name: Shayne Jaquith, Watershed Management Division    
Agency: Agency of Natural Resources    
Address: 1 National Life Drive, Main 2    
City: Montpelier    
State: VT    
Zip: 05620-3522    
Telephone: 802-490-6154    
Fax: 802-828-1544    
Email: 
shayne.jaquith@state.vt.us
     
 
   
       

Keyword Information

Keywords:

stream alterations
regulation of emergency protective measures in streams
general and individual permits for stream work
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