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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 048 : GROUNDWATER PROTECTION

Subchapter 003 : LICENSING OF WELL CONTRACTORS AND STANDARDS FOR WELL CONSTRUCTION

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 1395b)
  • § 1395b. Water well advisory committee

    (a) The Vermont water well advisory committee is created. The committee shall consist of seven members: the director of the groundwater and water supply division, the state geologist, a representative from the department of health, and four members appointed by the governor. Three of the four public members shall be licensed well drillers, with at least five years of experience. The fourth public member shall be a person not associated with the well-drilling business who has an interest in wells and water quality.

    (b) The purpose of the committee is to advise and assist agency personnel in the formulation of policy, including recommended statutory and regulatory changes, regarding the proper installation and maintenance of water wells, licensing of well drillers, and groundwater issues impacted by well-drilling activities. The committee shall promote and encourage cooperation and communication between governmental agencies, licensed well drillers, and members of the general public.

    (c) Members shall be appointed for terms of five years, with the initial appointments of the public members made for lesser terms, so that the appointments do not all expire simultaneously. Vacancies shall be filled by the governor for the length of an unexpired term.

    (d) The committee shall elect a chair and a secretary, and shall meet from time to time as may be necessary, but not less than quarterly.

    (e) The public members of the committee shall be volunteers, and will serve without compensation. (Added 1995, No. 103 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)