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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 023 : Air Pollution Control

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 564)
  • § 564. Local air pollution control programs

    (a) A municipality may establish and thereafter administer within its jurisdiction an air pollution control program that:

    (1) provides by ordinance or local law for requirements compatible with, or stricter or more extensive than, those imposed by sections 558, 560, and 561 of this title and regulations issued thereunder;

    (2) provides for the enforcement of such requirements by appropriate administrative and judicial process;

    (3) provides for administrative organizations, staff, financial and other resources necessary to effectively and efficiently carry out its program; and

    (4) is approved by the Secretary as adequate to meet the requirements of this chapter and any applicable rules and regulations pursuant thereto.

    (b) A municipality may administer all or part of its air pollution control program in a compact if the program meets the requirements of subsection (a) of this section.

    (c) If an approved local air pollution authority so petitions and the Secretary finds that the control of a particular class of air contaminant source because of its complexity or magnitude is beyond the reasonable capability of the local air pollution control authorities or may be more efficiently and economically performed at the State level, he or she may assume and retain jurisdiction over that class of air contaminant source. Classifications pursuant to this subsection may be either on the basis of the nature of the sources involved or on the basis of their relationship to the size of the communities in which they are located.

    (d) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to supersede or oust the jurisdiction of any local air pollution control program in operation on July 1, 1968, provided that within two years from such date any such program shall meet all requirements of this chapter for a local air pollution control program. Any approval required from the Secretary shall be deemed granted unless the Secretary takes specific action to the contrary. (Added 1967, No. 310 (Adj. Sess.), § 14; amended 1971, No. 212 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)