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Title 10 : Conservation and Development


Subchapter 003 : Licensing of Well Contractors and Standards for Well Construction

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 1396)
  • § 1396. Records and reports

    (a) Each licensee shall keep accurate records and file a report with the Department and well owner on each water well constructed or serviced, including the name of the owner, location, depth, character of rocks or earth formations and fluids encountered, and other reasonable and appropriate information the Department may, by rule, require.

    (b) The reports required to be filed under subsection (a) of this section shall be on forms provided by the Department as follows:

    (1) Each licensee classified as a water well driller shall submit a well completion report within 90 days after completing the construction of a water well.

    (2) Each licensee classified as a monitoring well driller shall submit a monitoring well completion or closure report or approved equivalent within 90 days after completing the construction or closure of a monitoring well. Reporting on the construction of a monitoring well shall be limited to information obtained at the time of construction and need not include the work products of others. The filing of a monitoring well completion or closure report shall be delayed for one or more six-month periods from the date of construction upon the filing of a request form provided by the Department which is signed by both the licensee and well owner.

    (3) [Repealed.]

    (c) No report shall be required to be filed with the Department if the well is hand driven or is dug by use of a hand auger or other manual means.

    (d) On or after January 1, 2013, a licensee drilling or developing a new water well for use as a potable water supply, as that term is defined in subdivision 1972(6) of this title, shall provide the owner of the property to be served by the groundwater source informational materials developed by the Department of Health regarding:

    (1) the potential health effects of the consumption of contaminated groundwater; and

    (2) recommended tests to detect specific contaminants, such as arsenic, lead, uranium, gross alpha radiation, total coliform bacteria, total nitrate or nitrite, fluoride, and manganese. (Added 1965, No. 206, § 2; amended 1981, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.), § 29; 1987, No. 76, § 18; 1989, No. 201 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1995, No. 103 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 2011, No. 163 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2013.)