Act 250 and Section 248 Guidance Documents

The following guidelines and guidance documents may be used to make recommendations to Act 250 District Environmental Commissions, the Public Utility Commission, and other local, state, and federal regulatory decision-makers for permit conditions, mitigation agreements, land conservation instruments (e.g., easements), and, if necessary, permit denials.  The guidelines and guidance documents are designed for application on a case-by-case basis in order to allow for the use of professional judgment and discretion by the Agency of Natural Resources.  Case-by-case determinations will be made by the Agency based on the individual project and circumstances.

Agency of Natural Resources Central Office

Department of Environmental Conservation

Department of Fish and Wildlife

Department of Forest, Parks, and Recreation