[ + ]Environmental Protection Agency: Region 1 (New England)
|Title||Environmental Protection Agency: Region 1 (New England)|
|Description||Region 1 of the Environmental Protection Agency includes the New England states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and ten Tribal Nations.
Resources: The site contains an A-Z index of environmental issues in New England, such as acid rain, brownfields, climate change, drinking water, environmental justice, pesticides, and wetlands. It also features permitting information for programs like air, stormwater, and Superfund. Reports, regulations, news, events, newsletters, blogs, data, videos, and educational materials.
[ + ]Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets
|Title||Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets|
|Description||The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets is a state agency that facilitates and supports “the growth and viability of agriculture in Vermont.” The agency works to protect the working landscape and environment; human, animal, and plant health; and consumers. Topic areas include food safety, public health and resource management, water quality, and business and community development. The Agency also hosts resources dedicated to various sections, such as Farm First; Milk Commission; Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center; Animal Health; and Land Use and Renewable Energy. Additional resources include regulations, statutes, news, newsletters, events, websites, and information about subjects like water quality, land use, and permitting.|
[ + ]Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR)
|Title||Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR)|
|Description||The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) has three departments: the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the Department of Fish and Wildlife (FWD), and the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR).
Resources: Reports, rules, news, events, maps, guidance documents, educational resources, regulations, and links to related state agencies and federal agencies with a presence in Vermont. Click “Finding Info” then “Alphabetical Topic Index” for a listing of topics covered by ANR and its Departments, linked to the applicable program website.
[ + ]Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
|Title||Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation|
|Description||The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is part of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. The DEC manages water and air quality, regulates solid and hazardous wastes, and administers a number of voluntary pollution and waste reduction programs.
Resources: Regulations, statutes, permit information, maps, publications and information resources. Click “Regulations” then “Overview – DEC Rules & Regulations Chart” for information about the location, effective date, subject, and administrator of specific regulations.
[ + ]Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation
|Title||Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation|
|Description||The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation (FPR) is part of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. FPR “is responsible for the conservation and management of Vermont’s forest resources, the operation and maintenance of the state park system, and the promotion and support of outdoor recreation for Vermonters and our visitors.” FPR is also responsible for acquiring and administering all Agency of Natural Resources lands.
Resources: Provides information on forestry, state parks and lands, and conservation education. Maps, fact sheets, reports, guides, policies, regulations, and events.
[ + ]Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
|Title||Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department|
|Description||The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department (FWD) is part of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. FWD has five divisions: Fisheries, Wildlife, Law Enforcement, Outreach, and Administration. FWD’s mission is "the conservation of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont."
Resources: Click “Hunting and Trapping” then “Law Digest and Other Regulations” for the Vermont Guide to Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping Laws.” Events, reports, fact sheets, newsletters, photos, videos, maps, and websites.
[ + ]Vermont Natural Resources Board (NRB)
|Title||Vermont Natural Resources Board (NRB)|
|Description||NRB administers Vermont Act 250, Vermont’s land use statute, which is intended to minimize the environmental impacts of development, issuing rules and policies related to and enforcing Act 250. Click “Act 250 Program” for a comprehensive overview of the law, frequently asked questions, and a link to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Act 250 database, as well as to statutes, proposed and adopted regulations, administrative policies, guidelines, procedures, and Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), documents, administrative orders, news, and jurisdictional opinions, etc. Click “Enforcement and Compliance” to access Notices of Alleged Violations (NOAV); Proposed Administrative Orders (AO), Assurances of Discontinuance (AOD), and Citations; Final Administrative Orders (AO); Final Assurance of Discontinuance (AOD); Final Citations; and press releases.|
[ + ]Vermont Superior Court – Environmental Division
|Title||Vermont Superior Court – Environmental Division|
|Description||The Environmental Division of the Vermont Superior Court hears appeals from state land use permit decisions (ACT 250), environmental permits, other decisions from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, and municipal zoning and land use decisions.
Resources: Environmental Division opinions, rules, forms, and mediation information.