Regulation of PFAS as a Chemical Class Meeting Information

The Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division of DEC previously published notice of proposed rulemaking of PFAS as a class or subclass.  As part of this process, a public informational meeting has been scheduled for October 16 at 1:00 pm to be held via Microsoft Teams.  The link to join the Teams meeting is available […]

Override of Global Warming Legislation Veto

The Senate Tuesday voted to override the Governor’s veto of H.688.  This follows the House’s successful override vote last week. Enactment of H.688 over the Governor’s veto presents a number of concerns and challenges for the future. The biggest issues with H.688 are not necessarily about the issue of climate change.  Rather, they concern the […]

Diesel Conversion Grants

Funds from Vermont’s allocation of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust (the Trust) are being allocated to assess the feasibility of all-electric technologies and begin to catalyze market transformation in Vermont.  DEC is seeking proposals for electric replacement or repower (engine replacement) projects for all eligible mitigation actions under the Trust to reduce emissions of nitrogen […]

The Week Ahead in Committees | Week of August 31

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 […]

The Week Ahead in Committees

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 […]

State Grants Available for Diesel Conversion/Alternatives

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has developed the Vermont Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants program, which provides technical assistance and incentive funding for projects that reduce emissions from diesel powered vehicles, engines and equipment. DEC has posted a Request for Proposals and is now accepting applications for this grant opportunity. The application deadline is September […]

Updated 2020 Commercial Building Energy Standards (CBES) Available

Free hard copies of the updated 2020 Vermont Commercial Building Energy Standards (CBES) Codebook are available. Contact the Energy Code Assistance Center on 1-855-887-0673 or e-mail ecacemail@veic.org for copies. Electronic copies of the commercial code are also available for purchase through the International Code Council (ICC) website (click here). There is also a free viewable […]

Updated Resources and Guidelines from USDOL and OSHA

The following are recently posted or updated guidance and resources from the US Department of Labor and OSHA:  New FMLA Forms and RFI The Department streamlined optional-use forms that workers and employers can use to request and coordinate leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (click here).  They also published a Request for Information […]

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.