§1251a. Water pollution administration

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Published: 2015

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Title

10

:
Conservation and Development






Chapter

047

:
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL






Subchapter

001
:
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL










 

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1251a. Water pollution administration

(a) The

Secretary may adopt rules, in accordance with the procedures in the

Administrative Procedure Act, which are necessary for the proper administration

of the Secretary's duties under this subchapter, including a planning process

approvable under Public Law 92-500, as amended.

(b) The

Secretary shall establish by rule requirements for the issuance of permits

under subsection 1259(e) of this title, including in-stream water quality

parameters necessary to establish permit conditions and performance monitoring;

however, these in-stream water quality parameters shall not supersede water

quality standards adopted by the Secretary.

(c) On or before

July 1, 2016, the Secretary of Natural Resources shall adopt by rule an

implementation process for the antidegradation policy in the water quality

standards of the State. The implementation process for the antidegradation

policy shall be consistent with the State water quality policy established in

section 1250 of this title, the Vermont Water Quality Standards, and any

applicable requirements of the federal Clean Water Act. The Secretary of

Natural Resources shall apply the antidegradation implementation policy to all

new discharges that require a permit under this chapter. (Added 1981, No. 222

(Adj. Sess.), § 25; amended 1985, No. 199 (Adj. Sess.), § 4, eff. May 17, 1986;

1989, No. 64, § 2, eff. May 24, 1989; 1997, No. 155 (Adj. Sess.), § 34; 2003,

No. 115 (Adj. Sess.), § 25, eff. Jan. 31, 2005; 2007, No. 43, § 6a, eff. May 23,

2007; 2011, No. 138 (Adj. Sess.), § 27, eff. May 14, 2012; 2015, No. 64, § 30.)
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