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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 043 : Dams

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 1085)
  • § 1085. Notice of application

    Upon receipt of the application required by section 1082 of this title, the State agency having jurisdiction shall give notice to the legislative body of each municipality in which the dam is located and to all interested persons.

    (1) The Department shall proceed in accordance with chapter 170 of this title.

    (2) For any project subject to its jurisdiction under this chapter, the Public Utility Commission shall hold a hearing on the application. The purpose of the hearing shall be to determine whether the project serves the public good as defined in section 1086 of this title and provides adequately for the public safety. The hearing shall be held in a municipality in the vicinity of the proposed project and may be consolidated with other hearings, including hearings under 30 V.S.A. § 248 concerning the same project. Notice shall be given at least 10 days before the hearing to interested persons by posting in the municipal offices of the towns in which the project will be completed and by publishing in a local newspaper. (Amended 1981, No. 242 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; 2015, No. 150 (Adj. Sess.), § 13, eff. Jan. 1, 2018; 2017, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)