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: 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.

Governor Scott Signs Addition to Order Providing Regulatory Relief in Flood Response

Governor Scott today signed an addendum (click here) to his Emergency Declaration Executive Order 03-23 (click here) providing additional temporary regulatory relief to aid Vermont’s response and recovery efforts. In Addendum 2, the Governor is directing: the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to extend license and registration renewals, and temporary registration certificates and […]

State Agency Flood Resources

ACCD has set up a resource page (click here) that will be the central landing place for all information about flooding resources coming from the agency.  This resource page will be adding guidance, partner guides, charitable funds, and storm related items for the Vermont business community in the days and weeks ahead. The following are additional […]

Governor Scott Acts on Temporary Regulatory Relief to Expedite Response and Rebuilding

Governor Phil Scott today signed an addendum (click here) to his Emergency Declaration (click here), which directs state agencies and departments to provide specific and temporary regulatory relief to expedite the state’s response to damage resulting from the severe storms continuing to impact the state. Under authority provided by the state of emergency, the Governor […]

Clean Heat Standard Bill, Increasing Costs for Heating and Industrial and Commercial Processing Fuel, Passes House

The House Friday voted for final passage of S.5, requiring the development of a Clean Heat Standard program and related rules and regulations for review by the Legislature for approval of implementation in 2025.  For a review of the bill and related concerns, especially fuel cost impacts for manufacturers and other commercial and industrial customers, […]

Clean Heat Standard Legislation Advances, Cost Risks for Manufacturers and Other Customers Not Addressed

The House Environment and Energy Committee Thursday passed out S.5, which would create a Clean Heat Standard program, developed by the Public Utility Commission by 2025, under which fossil fuel sellers (those who initially own the fuel imported into Vermont for sale) would have to purchase tradable credits in order to sell non-highway transportation fuels.  […]