DEC Issues Reminder on Water Quality Checks at Reopening Businesses

The Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding businesses that are reopening to check, and if needed, flush their water systems to ensure the best water quality for employees or patrons.  DEC has issued guidance to help businesses (click here) ensure their systems are functioning properly upon restart of operations.

Possible Movement on Legislation to Set Up Manufacturer Financial Liability for Packaging and Printed Material Management

One of the non-COVID-19 related bills not currently on the Senate calendar for floor action but might be given clearance to move out of committee to the floor (see related post here) is S.227, which would address a number of solid waste issues but most significantly set the stage for a potentially wide ranging and […]

ANR Guidance on Environmental Enforcement; Feedback Requested

ANR last week issued new environmental enforcement and permit compliance guidance in conjunction with the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order. This guidance will expire at the end of the Governor’s state of emergency declaration.  Click here to review the guidance. AIV will be following up with ANR regarding compliance and enforcement issues and accommodation during […]

The Week Ahead in Committee | Week of March 9

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You and also review full agendas […]

The Week Ahead in Committee | Week of February 24

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You and also review full agendas […]

The Week Ahead in Committee | Week of February 17

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You and also review full agendas […]

UPDATED | Act 250 Reform Actually Takes a Step Forward?

The House Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife has been slogging through Act 250 reform proposals since last year.  Progress has been glacial and inconsistent.  Nevertheless, pressure has been increasing on the Committee to get something to the House floor in time for the cross-over deadline in mid-March for bills to get to the Senate in […]

Legislation Advances Mandating Greenhouse Gas Reductions and Allowing Private Right of Action for Enforcement

As discussed previously, the House Energy and Technology Committee has been working on legislation, H.688, that would establish mandatory goals for Vermont to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The bill would create a private right of action for suing the state if implementation benchmarks are not met.  The Committee voted the bill out on Tuesday, and […]