This Week in Committees | Week of January 29

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 can also review full agendas […]

New Chemical and Manufacturer Responsibility and Liability Bills Introduced

Chemical Liability and Regulation Although S.25 is still expected to be the major chemical regulation bill considered this session (see related post here), several new bills addressing chemicals have been introduced in recent days that should be of concern and interest to manufacturers and other employers.  AIV is closely engaged on these bills and working […]

This Week in Committees | Week of January 8

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 can also review full agendas […]

Batteries in Products: Expansion of Manufacturer Responsibility for Waste Management

The Senate Natural Resources Committee is expected to take up legislation expanding the scope of Vermont’s existing battery extended producer responsibility (EPR) program and the number of manufacturers impacted.  Under EPR, manufacturers have financial and/or administrative responsibility for collection and disposal of covered products.  Vermont has several EPR programs, including one for certain batteries. Under […]

New Legislation of Interest to Vermont Employers

The following are bills recently introduced that might be of interest to Vermont employers.  Text and other information about a bill’s status are available by clicking on the linked bill number.  Note that official statements of purpose might not fully reflect the purpose or effect of the bill.  If “SHORT FORM” is noted, the text […]

Legislation and Rules Impacting Energy Costs | Information and Engagement for Affected Companies

As the 2024 legislative session approaches, there are several ongoing and pending legislative and regulatory processes that will impact the cost of energy, both electric and fossil fuels, for manufacturers and other businesses. The following is a brief overview of two of these tracks, and we encourage you to contact us at info@aivt.org if you […]

DEC Financial Support for Diesel Emissions Reduction Coming This Fall

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will once again be offering incentive funding this fall through the Vermont Diesel Emissions Reduction Financial Assistance Program.  This funding will be competitively awarded to projects that reduce emissions from diesel-powered vehicles, engines, and nonroad equipment.  Click here for more. Funding will be available for: Replacement of diesel-powered […]

Reminder and Round Up of Online Flood Recovery Resources

The following is taken from the ACCD Severe Storm Recovery Resource Center (click here) to highlight information and links of use and interest to businesses you can find there.  We encourage you to review and keep up with the site if you are not already familiar with it: Vermont.gov Resource Page A full list of […]

Temporary Collection Site Established for Flood-Impacted Hazardous Materials from Businesses

DEC has released guidance on handling flood-impacted hazardous materials. If your business has been impacted by a flood event, damaged recyclables, food waste, and other solid waste can be thrown away in the trash. However, hazardous materials need to be handled as hazardous waste. Businesses and their contractors, cleanup crews, and volunteers are being called […]

Governor Scott Signs Third Addition to Emergency Response Order

Berlin, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today signed an addendum to his Emergency Declaration (Executive Order 03-23), providing additional flexibility regarding professional regulation to address community healthcare resources and security in connection with the disaster recovery. For more information, click here to view Addendum 3, Licensee Regulatory Relief.