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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 023 : Air Pollution Control

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 555)
  • § 555. Classification, reporting and registration

    (a) The Secretary, by rule, may classify air contaminant sources, which in his or her judgment may cause or contribute to air pollution, according to levels and types of emissions and other characteristics that relate to air pollution, and may require reporting by any class. Classifications made pursuant to this subsection may apply to the State as a whole or to any designated area of the State, and shall be made with special reference to effects on health, economic, and social factors, and physical effects on property.

    (b) Any person operating or responsible for the operation of air contaminant sources of any class for which the rules of the Secretary require reporting shall make reports containing information as required by the Secretary concerning location, size, and height of contaminant outlets, processes employed, fuels used and the nature and time periods of duration of emissions, and such other information relevant to air pollution and available or reasonably capable of being assembled.

    (c)(1) Any person operating or responsible for the operation of an air contaminant source shall register the source with the Secretary and renew the registration annually if the source emits:

    (A) more than or equal to five tons of contaminants per year; or

    (B) less than five tons of contaminants per year and is a source specified in rule by the Secretary.

    (2) Each day of operating an air contaminant source without a valid, current registration shall constitute a separate violation and subject the operator to a civil penalty not to exceed $100.00 per violation. The Secretary shall, after notice and opportunity for public hearing, adopt rules to carry out this section. (Added 1967, No. 310 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; amended 1971, No. 212 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 1987, No. 76, § 3; 2015, No. 23, § 96; 2015, No. 57, § 22b.)