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Title 6 : Agriculture


Subchapter 002 : Water Quality; Required Agricultural Practices and Best Management Practices

(Cite as: 6 V.S.A. § 4817)
  • § 4817. Management of non-sewage waste

    (a) As used in this section:

    (1) "Non-sewage waste" means any waste other than sewage that may contain organisms pathogenic to human beings but does not mean stormwater runoff.

    (2) "Sewage" means waste containing human fecal coliform and other potential pathogenic organisms from sanitary waste and used water from any building, including carriage water and shower and wash water. "Sewage" shall not mean stormwater runoff as that term is defined in 10 V.S.A. § 1264.

    (b) The Secretary may require a person transporting or arranging for the transport of non-sewage waste to a farm for deposit in a manure pit or for use as an input in a methane digester to report to the Secretary one or more of the following:

    (1) the composition of the material transported, including the source of the material; and

    (2) the volume of the material transported.

    (c) After receipt of a report required under subsection (a), the Secretary may prohibit the import of non-sewage waste onto a farm upon a determination that the import of the material would violate the nutrient management plan for the farm or otherwise present a threat to water quality. (Added 2019, No. 129 (Adj. Sess.), § 16.)