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H.554 (Act 161)

An act relating to the regulation of dams and the testing of groundwater sources

Rep. David Deen
5/22/2018 - House message: Governor approved bill on May 22, 2018
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Last Recorded Action
Senate 5/22/2018 - House message: Governor approved bill on May 22, 2018
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An act relating to the regulation of dams and the testing of groundwater sources

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An act relating to the regulation of dams and the testing of groundwater sources

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An act relating to the regulation of dams and the testing of groundwater sources

Committee Meetings

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An act relating to the regulation of dams and the testing of groundwater sources

Meeting Full List

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Friday, January 5, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
15 mins after floor

H.554 - An act relating to the regulation of dams and the testing of groundwater sources

Bill Introduction and Testimony

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Neil Kamman, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environmental Conservation
Brian Fitzgerald, River Ecologist, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Roy Schiff, Water Resources Engineer & Scientist, Milone & MacBroom, Inc.
Josh Cox, Critical Infrastructure Planner, Vermont Emergency Management
Kevin Fink, Policy Analyst, Public Utility Commission
1:00 PM

H.554 - An act relating to the regulation of dams and the testing of groundwater sources

Committee Discussion and Mark up

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
2:15 PM

H.554 - An act relating to the regulation of dams and the testing of groundwater sources

Discussion and mark up

Hilton Dier, Renewable Energy Design, Missisquoi River Hydro LLC
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, January 12, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
-

H.554 - An act relating to the regulation of dams and the testing of groundwater sources

Discussion and vote

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
8:45 AM

H.554 - An act relating to the regulation of dams and the testing of groundwater sources

Dam amendment discussion

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

H.554 - An act relating to the regulation of dams and the testing of groundwater sources

Bill Introduction

Rep. David L. Deen, Sponsor, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

H.554 - An act relating to the regulation of dams and the testing of groundwater sources

Walk through

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Steve Hannah, Department of Environmental Conservation
Neil Kamman, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environmental Conservation
Brian T. Fitzgerald, Dam Project & Vermont Dam Task Force, VNRC
Roy Schiff, Water Resources Engineer & Scientist, Milone & MacBroom, Inc.
Gregg Faber, Analyst, Public Utility Commission
Monica Stillman, Environmental Analyst, Public Utility Commission
Molly Mahar, President, Vermont Ski Areas Association
Lang Durfee, Bethel Mills
Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, Vermont Golf Association and Green Mountain Power
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Bob Finucane, Retired Engineer
Phil Huffman, Director of Landscape Conservation and Policy, The Nature Conservancy in Vermont

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
10:30 AM

H.554 - An act relating to the regulation of dams and the testing of groundwater sources

Discussion

Jeff Nelson, Director of Energy & Environmental Services, VHB Engineering

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:15 AM

H.554 - An act relating to the regulation of dams and the testing of groundwater sources

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rebekah Weber, Lake Champlain Lakekeeper, Conservation Law Foundation
Neil Kamman, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environmental Conservation
Craig DiGiammarino, Highway Division Environmental Program Manager, Agency of Transportation
Jeff Nelson, Director of Energy & Environmental Services, VHB Engineering

Friday, May 4, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:15 AM

H.554 - An act relating to the regulation of dams and the testing of groundwater sources

Amend and vote

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jeff Nelson, Director of Energy & Environmental Services, VHB Engineering
Neil Kamman, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environmental Conservation
1:00 PM

H.554 - An act relating to the regulation of dams and the testing of groundwater sources

Vote


Thursday, May 10, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
After

H.554 - An act relating to the regulation of dams and the testing of groundwater sources

Committee Discussion


An act relating to the regulation of dams and the testing of groundwater sources

Witnesses Who Testified

2017-2018 Legislative Session
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
  • Josh Cox, Critical Infrastructure Planner, Vermont Emergency Management
  • Hilton Dier, Renewable Energy Design, Missisquoi River Hydro LLC
  • Kevin Fink, Policy Analyst, Public Utility Commission
  • Brian Fitzgerald, River Ecologist, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Neil Kamman, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jeff Nelson, Director of Energy & Environmental Services, VHB Engineering
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Roy Schiff, Water Resources Engineer & Scientist, Milone & MacBroom, Inc.
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, Vermont Golf Association and Green Mountain Power
  • Rep. David L. Deen, Sponsor, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife
  • Craig DiGiammarino, Highway Division Environmental Program Manager, Agency of Transportation
  • Lang Durfee, Bethel Mills
  • Gregg Faber, Analyst, Public Utility Commission
  • Bob Finucane, Retired Engineer
  • Brian T. Fitzgerald, Dam Project & Vermont Dam Task Force, VNRC
  • Steve Hannah, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Phil Huffman, Director of Landscape Conservation and Policy, The Nature Conservancy in Vermont
  • Neil Kamman, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Molly Mahar, President, Vermont Ski Areas Association
  • Jeff Nelson, Director of Energy & Environmental Services, VHB Engineering
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Roy Schiff, Water Resources Engineer & Scientist, Milone & MacBroom, Inc.
  • Monica Stillman, Environmental Analyst, Public Utility Commission
  • Rebekah Weber, Lake Champlain Lakekeeper, Conservation Law Foundation

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An act relating to the regulation of dams and the testing of groundwater sources

Statutes Affected

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Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel

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