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Title 19 : Highways


(Cite as: 19 V.S.A. § 518)
  • § 518. Minor alterations to existing facilities

    (a) As used in this section, the term "minor alterations to existing facilities" means any of the following activities involving existing facilities, provided the activity does not require a permit under 10 V.S.A. chapter 151 (Act 250):

    (1) Activities that qualify as "categorical exclusions" under 23 C.F.R. § 771.117 and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, 42 U.S.C. §§ 4321-4347.

    (2) Activities involving emergency repairs to or emergency replacement of an existing bridge, culvert, highway, or State-owned railroad, even if the need for repairs or replacement does not arise from damage caused by a natural disaster or catastrophic failure from an external cause. Any temporary rights under this subdivision shall be limited to 10 years from the date of taking.

    (b) In cases involving minor alterations to existing facilities, the Agency, following the procedures of section 923 of this title, may exercise the powers of a selectboard. However, if an interested person has not provided the Agency with identification information necessary to process payment, or if an owner refuses an offer of payment, payment shall be deemed to be tendered when the Agency makes payment into an escrow account that is accessible by the owner upon his or her providing any necessary identification information. Further, if an appeal is taken under subdivision 923(5) of this title, the person taking the appeal shall follow the procedure specified in section 513 of this title. (Added 1997, No. 150 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; amended 2005, No. 80, § 49; 2013, No. 12, § 18; 2015, No. 158 (Adj. Sess.), § 25.)