ANR Secretary to Host Conversation about Environmental Permits


February 12, 2021 – Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) Secretary Julie Moore invites the public to join her on February 23 from 4:00-5:00 PM for a virtual discussion about environmental permitting in Vermont. Each year, ANR issues a variety of permits for projects covering everything from septic system upgrades to solar development. These permits support smart economic development and community growth while protecting and conserving Vermont’s important natural resources.

“When individuals and developers get a permit for their project, they’re helping protect Vermont’s environment. A permitted project has been reviewed and approved by Agency staff to ensure it’s being done in a way that keeps our state’s remarkable natural resources intact,” said Secretary Moore. “At the upcoming meeting, I’ll talk about some of the permits most frequently issued by the Agency, including ones related to stormwater, septic systems, and new wells. I’ll also provide guidance to towns, individuals, and businesses applying for permits and answer any questions attendees have.”

Secretary Moore will be joined by Adam Miller, Environmental Enforcement Division Director at the Department of Environmental Conservation; and Pete Kopsco, Regional Permit Specialist for the Department of Environmental Conservation. Together, they will introduce the new Permit Navigator, an online tool that helps people figure out what permits they need to get and talk about some of the most common permitting questions homeowners have.

While the meeting will begin with a conversation on permitting, it will not be limited to this topic. The Secretary encourages Vermonters to bring their questions and concerns about a wide range of natural resources topics to the meeting.    

 Join the virtual public meeting or call 802-828-7667 and enter the meeting ID (138823600#).  More information is available at