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Title 10 : Conservation and Development


(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 1441)
  • § 1441. Purpose

    The purposes of this chapter shall be to:

    (1) provide clear and adaptable standards for the creation of impervious surface or cleared area in lands adjacent to lakes;

    (2) prevent degradation of water quality in lakes and preserve natural stability of shoreline;

    (3) protect aquatic biota and protect habitat for wildlife and aquatic life;

    (4) mitigate, minimize, and manage any impact of new impervious surface and new cleared area on the lakes of the State;

    (5) mitigate the damage that floods and erosion cause to development, structures, and other resources in the lands adjacent to lakes;

    (6) accommodate creation of cleared areas and impervious surfaces in protected shoreland areas in a manner that allows for reasonable development of existing parcels;

    (7) protect shoreland owners’ access to, views of, and use of the State’s lakes; and

    (8) preserve and further the economic benefits and values of lakes and their adjacent shorelands. (Added 2013, No. 172 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)