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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 159 : WASTE MANAGEMENT

Subchapter 001 : GENERAL PROVISIONS

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 6608a)
  • § 6608a. Economic poisons

    (a) The Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets shall be responsible for and have the authority to implement and enforce those statutes enacted by the General Assembly, including sections 6610a and 6612 of this title, and those rules concerning the generation, transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal of economic poisons that are adopted by the Secretary of Natural Resources in order to operate a hazardous waste management program that is equivalent to the federal program under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 as subsequently amended and codified in 42 U.S.C. chapter 82, subchapter 3. Procedures and funding for the interdepartmental implementation of a waste economic poison management program shall be established between the Secretary of Natural Resources and the Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets.

    (b) The Secretary of Natural Resources shall not adopt rules concerning the management of waste economic poisons that are more stringent than the statutory and regulatory requirements under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 without the concurrence of the Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets.

    (c) Nothing in this section is intended to interfere with the Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets' authority relating to insecticides, fungicides, and rodenticides under 6 V.S.A. chapter 81 and relating to pesticides under 6 V.S.A. chapter 87 or shall prohibit the Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets from adopting rules concerning the management of waste economic poisons which are more stringent than the statutory and regulatory requirements under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976. Nothing in this section is intended to interfere with the Agency of Transportation's authority under section 6607 of this title. (Added 1977, No. 106, § 1; amended 1983, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 2015, No. 23, § 100; 2015, No. 97 (Adj. Sess.), § 35; 2017, No. 113 (Adj. Sess.), § 47a.)