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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 047 : Water Pollution Control

Subchapter 002A : Lake in Crisis

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 1310)
  • § 1310. Designation of lake in crisis

    (a) The Secretary of Natural Resources (Secretary) shall review whether a lake in the State should be designated as a lake in crisis upon the Secretary’s own motion or upon petition of 15 or more persons or a selectboard of a municipality in which the lake or a portion of the lake is located.

    (b) The Secretary shall designate a lake as a lake in crisis if, after review under subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary determines that:

    (1) the lake or segments of the lake have been listed as impaired;

    (2) the condition of the lake will cause:

    (A) a potential harm to the public health; and

    (B) a risk of damage to the environment or natural resources; and

    (3) a municipality in which the lake or a portion of the lake is located has reduced the valuation of real property due to the condition of the lake. (Added 2017, No. 168 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, eff. May 22, 2018.)