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 15

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 […]

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 […]

Chemical Regulations for Vermont Manufacturers and Distributors

Several chemical issues will continue to face Vermont manufacturers and distributors as we enter the new year and legislative session.  Vermont regulations and new legislation are currently being implemented and debated, and new proposals are looming in the near future.  The following is a brief overview of key issues and developments – we strongly encourage […]

Chemical and Manufacturer Responsibility Legislation

The Legislature is currently working on and expected to take up several bills impacting chemicals in products or financial responsibility for handling certain product waste management.  Below are the key bills that have been introduced so far, as well as a link to S.20 from the last biennium, which has a deadline for banning PFAS […]

Slow Start to New Legislature but Significant Issues Expected; Employer Engagement will be Critical

The Legislature spent its first full week of the new session and biennium primarily receiving introductions from key legislative staff, administrative agencies and non-governmental stakeholders.  However, work on legislation impacting Vermont’s employers and economy is expected to start in the coming week, and employers are strongly encouraged to contact us to provide point persons we […]

Federal Agencies Regulatory Agenda

Last week, the Biden Administration published its “Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions” (click here), the biannual report on actions administrative agencies plan to issue in the near and long term. Although the Agenda tends to be aspirational, it provides important insights about proposed regulatory and deregulatory actions, as well as broader priorities, at […]