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Deadline For Public Comment

Deadline: Dec 02, 2013

The deadline for public comment has expired. Contact the agency or primary contact person listed below for assistance.

Rule Details

Rule Number: 13P042
Title: Fuel Program Rules
Type: Standard
Status: Withdrawn
Agency: Department for Children and Families, Agency of Human Services
Legal Authority: Act 88 of 2010; Act 50 of 2013; and 33 V.S.A. § 2609(b).
Summary: The Rule proposes the following changes to the regulations of the Seasonal and Crisis Fuel programs: To comply with fuel statute changes enacted 4/29/2010 (Act 88 of 2010), the Seasonal Fuel Program accepts applications year-round, reviews eligibility annually, and no longer considering resources in determining eligibility. To comply with statute change enacted May 2013 in Act 50 of 2013, Crisis Fuel grants are limited to 1 or 2 per winter heating. The Department restructured the Crisis Fuel section of the fuel assistance rules to group together eligibility criteria that must be met to receive a crisis fuel grant, and included the following changes: • Shorten the benefit period for bulk fuel deliveries • Permit the Commissioner greater latitude to modify program period and eligibility based on funding and/or weather. • Increase "protected" resources for households with an elderly member (age 60 or older) or one living with a disability • Fix the number of petroleum gallons granted at 125. •Identify "after-hours" service.
Persons Affected: Households who apply for home heating assistance, Community Action Agencies, Fuel Suppliers
Economic Impact: Crisis Fuel administrative and benefit costs will be conserved by reducing the number of grants per household. Funds will be redistributed to the Seasonal Fuel Assistance program. Seasonal Fuel Assistance helps pay a portion of a client's winter home heating costs. Fuel dealers who receive the benefit on behalf of clients will experience a positive economic impact when more of their customers receive assistance. Non-product costs will be reduced by limiting crisis deliveries (special trip fees, start-up charges, disconnection fees).
Posting date: Oct 23,2013

Hearing Information

Information for Hearing # 1
Hearing date:
11-22-2013 11:00 AM   
Location: Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
Address: 312 Hurricane Lane
City: Williston
State: VT
Zip: 05495
Hearing Notes:

Contact Information

Information for Contact # 1
Level: Primary    
Name: Richard Moffi, Fuel Program Chief    
Agency: Department for Children and Families, Agency of Human Services    
Address: 103 South Main Street    
City: Waterbury    
State: VT    
Zip: 05671-1201    
Telephone: 802-769-6448    
Fax: 802-769-2186    
Email: 
richard.moffi@state.vt.us
     
 
   
Website Address:  http://dcf.vermont.gov/esd/rules
     
 
   
Information for Contact # 2
Level: Secondary    
Name: Afsar Sultana, Economic Services Division    
Agency: Department for Children and Families, Agency of Human Services    
Address: 103 South Main Street    
City: Waterbury    
State: VT    
Zip: 05671-1201    
Telephone: 802-769-6279    
Fax: 802-769-2186    
Email: 
afsar.sultana@ahs.state.vt.us
     
 
   
       

Keyword Information

Keywords:

Seasonal Fuel Assistance
Crisis Fuel
Special Trip Charges
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