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Deadline: Mar 19, 2018

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Rule Details

Rule Number: 18P003
Title: Vermont Wetland Rules
Type: Standard
Status: Adopted
Agency: Agency of Natural Resources
Legal Authority: 10 V.S.A. ยง 905b(18)
Summary: This rule change proposes two wetlands to be classified as Class I wetlands: The LaPlatte River Marsh in Shelburne, Vermont; and Peacham Bog, in Peacham Vermont. The proposed Class I changes appear in Appendix A of the Rule. The proposed change also updates the electronic link on the Rule cover page.
Persons Affected: Landowners including individuals, organizations, and state agencies, with property adjacent to the proposed Class I wetlands; and potentially engineers, designers, consultants, developers, and contractors who are hired to design and build structures on property adjacent to the proposed Class I wetlands and their buffers; and the public at large, with an interest in wetland integrity and water quality.
Economic Impact: The designation of two new Class I wetlands will protect water quality and flood storage in a state where poor water quality and flooding events have harmed the state economy. Peacham Bog is located entirely within the Groton State Forest on land owned and controlled by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation and is currently protected as part of the state forest. No economic impact is anticipated related to the designation of Peacham Bog. At least one third of the LaPlatte River Wetland complex is currently protected by The Nature Conservancy, and no economic impact is anticipated in those areas. On properties adjoining the LaPlatte River Wetlands owned by private landowners, the Class I designation would prevent new structures from being built within the boundary of the wetland.
Posting date: Jan 31,2018

Hearing Information

Information for Hearing # 1
Hearing date:
03-12-2018 6:00 PM   
Location: Shelburne Town Hall
Address: 5240 Shelburne Road
City: Shelburne
State: VT
Zip: 05482
Hearing Notes:

Contact Information

Information for Contact # 1
Level: Primary    
Name: Laura Lapierre    
Agency: Agency of Natural Resources    
Address: 1 National Life Drive, Main Building - Floor 2    
City: Montpelier    
State: VT    
Zip: 05620-3522    
Telephone: 802-490-6177    
Fax: 802-828-1544    
Website Address:
Information for Contact # 2
Level: Secondary    
Name: Hannah Smith    
Agency: Agency of Natural Resources    
Address: 1 National Life Drive, Davis 2    
City: Montpelier    
State: VT    
Zip: 05620-3802    
Telephone: 802-461-8187    
Fax: 802-828-1544    

Keyword Information


Vermont Wetland Rules
Class I wetlands
Peacham Bog
Water Quality
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