MONTPELIER, VT – The Vermont Clean Water Fund Board is seeking public input on proposed Clean Water Fund allocation priorities by 4:30 p.m. on October 20, 2015.
The Vermont Clean Water Fund and its board were created by Act 64, also known as the Vermont Clean Water Act, which was passed by the legislature during the 2015 session and signed by Governor Shumlin on June 16, 2015. The purpose of the Clean Water Fund is to provide direct financial support for actions that will reduce pollution washing into Vermont’s waterways. The Clean Water Fund Board, which administers the Fund, includes representatives from the agencies of Administration, Agriculture, Farm and Markets, Commerce and Community Development, Natural Resources and Transportation.
The Clean Water Fund Board met on September 8, 2015, and approved a draft proposal to invest Clean Water Fund revenues in State Fiscal Years (SFY) 2016 and 2017 for public notice and comment. The proposal can be read at: http://cleanwater.vermont.gov. The Board will consider submitted comments in preparation of a final Clean Water Fund budget, anticipated to be completed in November, 2015.
The public may submit electronic or written comments on this draft proposal by the deadline of 4:30 p.m. on October 20, 2015. Please reference the Vermont Clean Water Fund in your submission.
Electronic Submission of Comments: Comments may be electronically submitted using the following email address: email@example.com
Written comments may be mailed to:
Attention: Vermont Clean Water Fund
Department of Environmental Conservation
1 National Life Drive, Main 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3522
For additional information about the Clean Water Fund Board, the process and the draft proposal, please contact Kari Dolan, manager, Clean Water Initiative Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 490-6113 or on our website: http://cleanwater.vermont.gov.