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  • Sen. Christopher Bray, Chair
  • Sen. Richard Westman, Vice Chair
  • Sen. Mark A. MacDonald
  • Sen. Brian Campion, Clerk
  • Sen. Dick McCormack

Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy




Via Zoom

January 12, 2021 - January 15, 2021

Last Updated 1/15/2021 10:54 AM


Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted




Tuesday, January 12, 2021

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor


10:00 AM                   Committee Organization and Priority Setting

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Kelley McGill, Legislative Law Clerk

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

8:30 AM                   COVID-19 Update on FY20 and Plans for FY21

Impacts of the pandemic on public water supplies, waste water systems; solid waste systems

Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Emily Byrne, Director, Agency of Natural Resources

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Mike Barotti, Champlain Water Systems

Bob Fischer, Water Quality Superintendent, South Burlington

Joe Duncan, General Manager, Champlain Water District


9:30 AM                   Break


9:40 AM                   Committee Work


10:40 AM                   Break


11:50 AM                   Adjourn


Thursday, January 14, 2021

9:00 AM                   COVID-19 Updates

Briefly policies, programs, and procedures 2020, and 2021

Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service

Claire McIIvennie, Senior Energy  Policy and Program Analyst, Department of Public Service

Tom Dipietro, Past President, Green Mountain Water Environment Association

John Leddy, Executive Director, Northwest Vermont Solid Waste Management District


10:30 AM                   Agency of Natural Resources

Covid Updates for Fy20 and F21

Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation


Friday, January 15, 2021

8:30 AM                   Covid -19 Updates

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

John Austin, Director, Department of Fish & Wildlife

Mike Wichrowski, Land and Facilities Manager, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Mark Scott, Wildlife Director, Department of Fish & Wildlife


9:15 AM                   Executive Order on Reorganization of Natural Resources Board


Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel




Please email handouts to the committee assistant at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. With few exceptions, any documents you send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s web page.


If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Jude Newman at jnewman@leg.state.vt.us