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.

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 […]