Unpermitted Salvage Yard Leaks Chemicals, Fined $29,000

MONTPELIER – An unpermitted salvage yard operating in Vershire is now required to pay a $29,000 penalty after failing to follow orders to clean-up oil and gasoline spills and wastes on its property.

The Agency of Natural Resources announced today the issuance of a Judgment Order against Allen LaFlamme, owner of Allen’s Affordable Auto Salvage in Vershire, for multiple violations of Vermont Salvage Yard and Hazardous Waste laws. Mr. LaFlamme must pay a $29,000 penalty and comply with corrective actions.

Universal Recycling Law Boosts Fresh Food Donations

Vermont Foodbank and partners note 40% increase

MONTPELIER – The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and the Vermont Foodbank announced today a 40% increase in food donations in 2016, topping the 25-30% increase seen in 2015. This announcement comes during September’s Hunger Action Month. It confirms healthier, fresher foods like fruits, vegetables and frozen meat, are making their way into refrigerators and onto plates of Vermonters in need.

Final Proposed Rule - AMPs for Water Quality on Logging Jobs

The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation filed the Final Proposed Revised Rule for Acceptable Management Practices  for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs in Vermont  (AMPs) with the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (LCAR)  and the Secretary of State's Office on August 23, 2016.  LCAR will consider the Final Proposed Rule at its September 8, 2016 meeting. Click here for details.

Register Now! - 2016 "Municipal Day" Training Slated for Sept 9, 2016

When Governments Cooperate
STATE GOVERNMENT MUNICIPAL DAY
A day of Workshops for Vermont's Local Officials

SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 from 8:15 am - 3:45 pm
 

Join us for WHEN GOVENMENTS COOPERATE – STATE GOVERNMENT MUNICIPAL DAY, a full day of workshops, technical assistance and networking opportunities brought to you by the Agency of Natural Resources, the Agency of Commerce and Community Development and the Agency of Transportation.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required!

Public Meeting re. Whipstock Hill Draft Management Plan August 23

As part of the ongoing development of the long-range management plan for Whipstock Hill Wildlife Management Area, the Vermont Departments of Fish & Wildlife and Forests, Parks & Recreation are hosting a public meeting for the release of the draft plan.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
One World Conservation Center
413 US Route 7S
Bennington, VT  05201

State Seeks Input on Draft Plan to Restore Lake Champlain

Public Meetings Scheduled for End of August

August 9, 2016

MONTPELIER — The State of Vermont is seeking comments on a draft implementation plan for the restoration of Lake Champlain. The plan, entitled “Vermont Lake Champlain Phosphorus TMDL Phase 1 Implementation Plan,” outlines actions the State must take to reduce phosphorus pollution sources that currently compromise State waters. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a set of phosphorus pollution targets in June that the State must meet in its phase 1 plan.

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