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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. § 1110)
  • § 1110. Rulemaking

    The Commissioner of Environmental Conservation shall adopt rules to implement the requirements of this chapter for dams under the jurisdiction of the Department. The rules shall include:

    (1) a standard or regulatory threshold under which a dam is exempt from the registration or inspection requirements of this chapter;

    (2) standards for:

    (A) the siting, design, construction, reconstruction, enlargement, modification, or alteration of a dam;

    (B) operation and maintenance of a dam;

    (C) inspection, monitoring, record keeping, and reporting;

    (D) repair, breach, or removal of a dam;

    (E) application for authorization under section 1082 of this title; and

    (F) the development of an emergency action plan for a dam, including guidance on how to develop an emergency action plan, the content of a plan, and when and how an emergency action plan should be updated;

    (3) criteria for the hazard potential classification of dams in the State;

    (4) a process by which a person owning legal title to a dam or a person owning the land on which the dam is located shall register a dam and record the existence of the dam in the lands records; and

    (5) requirements for the person owning legal title to a dam or the person owning the land on which the dam is located to conduct inspections of the dam. (Added 2017, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)