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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 159 : WASTE MANAGEMENT

Subchapter 001 : GENERAL PROVISIONS

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 6615b)
  • § 6615b. Corrective action procedures

    Any person who is determined to be liable for the release or threatened release of a hazardous material as established in section 6615 of this title shall take all of the following actions to mitigate the effects of the release:

    (1) Submit for approval by the Secretary a work plan for an investigation of the contaminated site. This shall be submitted within 30 days from either the date of the discharge or release or the date that the release was discovered if the date of the discharge or release is not known, or within a period of time established by an alternative schedule approved by the Secretary. The site investigation shall define the nature, degree, and extent of the contamination, and shall assess potential impacts on human health and the environment.

    (2) Perform the site investigation within 90 days of receiving written approval of the work plan by the Secretary, or within a period of time established by an alternative schedule approved by the Secretary. A report detailing the findings of this work shall be sent to the Secretary for review.

    (3) Submit a corrective action plan, within 30 days from the date of final acceptance of the site investigation report by the Secretary, or within a period of time established by an alternative schedule approved by the Secretary.

    (4) Implement the corrective action plan within 90 days upon approval of the plan by the Secretary, or within a period of time established by an alternative schedule approved by the Secretary. The corrective action activity shall be continued until the contamination is remediated to levels approved by the Secretary. The Secretary may allow for the remediation of a site contaminated with a hazardous material without requiring certification and permitting under sections 556, 6605 and 6606 of this title, provided such activity will not, in the Secretary's opinion, adversely affect either public health and safety or the environment, and provided such activity is conducted in accordance with standards developed by the Secretary.

    (5) Submit to the Secretary all investigative, corrective action, and monitoring reports, including all analytical results related to subdivisions (3)-(5) of this subsection, as they become available. (Added 1997, No. 132 (Adj. Sess.), § 11, eff. April 23, 1998.)