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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 041 : REGULATION OF STREAM FLOW

Subchapter 002 : ALTERATION OF STREAMS

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 1027)
  • § 1027. Rulemaking; emergency permit

    (a) The Secretary may adopt rules to implement the requirements of this subchapter.

    (b) The Secretary shall adopt rules regarding the permitting of stream alteration activities under this subchapter during a state of emergency declared under 20 V.S.A. chapter 1 or during flooding or other emergency conditions that pose an imminent risk to life or a risk of damage to public or private property. Any rule adopted under this subsection shall comply with National Flood Insurance Program requirements. A rule adopted under this subsection shall include a requirement that an activity receive an individual stream alteration emergency permit or receive coverage under a general stream alteration emergency permit.

    (1) A rule adopted under this subsection shall establish:

    (A) criteria for coverage under an individual permit and criteria for coverage under a general emergency permit;

    (B) criteria for different categories of activities covered under a general emergency permit, including emergency protective measures under subsection 1021(b) of this title;

    (C) requirements for public notification of permitted activities, including notification after initiation or completion of a permitted activity;

    (D) requirements for coordination with State and municipal authorities; and

    (E) requirements that the Secretary document permitted activity, including, at a minimum, requirements for documenting permit terms, documenting permit duration, and documenting the nature of an activity when the rules authorize notification of the Secretary after initiation or completion of the activity.

    (2) A rule adopted under this section may:

    (A) establish reporting requirements for categories of activities;

    (B) authorize an activity that does not require reporting to the Secretary; or

    (C) authorize an activity that requires reporting to the Secretary after initiation or completion of an activity. (Added 2011, No. 138 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, eff. May 14, 2012.)