Vermont SBA Accepting Nominations for 2019 Small Business Awards

The Small Business Administration Vermont District Office is accepting nominations for its 2019 small business awards.  The awards recognize businesses for their contributions to their local communities and to the economy. The award categories are: Small Business Person of the Year Exporter of the Year Family-Owned Business of the Year Woman-Owned Small Business of the […]

PUBLIC COMMENT | Impact of Federal Regulations, Model for Feedback on State Regulations

The Trump Administration issued a presidential memorandum in January on permit streamlining and reducing regulatory burdens for manufacturers (click here for the memorandum). Today, the federal Department of Commerce published a Request for Information. Click here for the RFI. Specifically, the request is for information on how the “construction, operation and expansion of domestic manufacturing […]

Action Alerts | PFOA Contamination Continues to Motivate Broader Chemical and Environmental Regulations; Manufacturers and Others Should Be Aware and Consider Engagement

As reported previously, PFOA contamination in southern Vermont has prompted a range of legislative and regulatory responses that address issues far beyond the scope of just PFOA. Several new posts for News & Views address the most pressing legislative and regulatory developments that warrant the attention of manufacturers and others subject to or professionally engaged […]

Action Alert | PFOA/PFOS Emergency Rules Filed; Final Rule Proposals Pending

On April 13, ANR filed emergency rules with respect to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS). Specifically, ANR has amended the Vermont Groundwater Protection Rule and Strategy to adopt the Health Advisories established by the Department of Health for PFOA and PFOS. ANR has also amended the Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations to list […]

Stormwater Update: Presentation on Draft Revisions of the Stormwater Management Manual

The DEC Stormwater Program will be holding a presentation and Q&A session on a forthcoming proposed draft of the revised Vermont Stormwater Management Manual.  The presentation, to be held at the Pavilion Auditorium in Montpellier, will be an opportunity to learn about the proposed Draft revision to the Stormwater Management Manual, provide comments and feedback, […]

Act 250 9(L) Guidance Update and Remaining Public Comment

Following stakeholder engagement during the past year, the Department of Housing and Community development recently released what they presented as the final version of Guidance for Act 250 9(L), as well as a summary of the comments they had received.  The comments document indicates if they included the recommendation or why they did not. The […]

Vermont Department of Labor Seeks Public Comment on Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Vermont Department of Labor is seeking public comment and to engage stakeholders in the dialogue about the changes to the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Department is soliciting ideas and feedback for the state’s WIOA Unified Plan. According to the draft plans’ opening Overview: The State of Vermont is submitting this […]