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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 046 : Interstate Waste Compact

Subchapter 001 : New Hampshire-Vermont Interstate Sewage and Waste Disposal Facilities Compact

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 1202)
  • § 1202. General provisions—Article I

    A. Statement of policy. It is recognized that in certain cases municipalities in New Hampshire and Vermont may, in order to avoid duplication of cost and effort, and in order to take advantage of economies of scale, find it necessary or advisable to enter into agreements whereby joint sewage and waste disposal facilities are erected and maintained. The states of New Hampshire and Vermont recognize the value of and need for such agreements, and adopt this compact in order to authorize their establishment.

    B. Requirement of congressional approval. This compact shall not become effective until approved by the U.S. Congress.

    C. Definitions.

    1. “Sewage and waste disposal facilities” shall mean publicly owned sewers, interceptor sewers, sewerage facilities, sewage treatment facilities, and ancillary facilities whether qualifying for grants in aid under Title II of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, or not.

    2. “Municipalities” shall mean cities, towns, village districts, or other incorporated units of local government possessing authority to construct, maintain, and operate sewage and waste disposal facilities and to raise revenue therefor by bonding and taxation, which may legally impose and collect user charges and impose and enforce pretreatment conditions upon users of sewage and waste disposal facilities.

    3. “Water pollution agency” shall mean the agencies within New Hampshire and Vermont possessing regulating authority over the construction, maintenance, and operation of sewage and waste disposal facilities and the administration of grants in aid from their respective state and under the Federal Water Pollution Act, as amended, for the construction of such facilities.

    4. “Governing body” shall mean the legislative body of the municipality, including in the case of a town, the town meeting, and in the case of a city, the city council, or the board of mayor and aldermen or any similar body in any community not inconsistent with the intent of this definition. (Added 1975, No. 116, § 1, eff. June 29, 1975.)