§6502. Petition procedure

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/157/06502
Published: 2015

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6502. Petition procedure

(a) A petition

for approval by the General Assembly of a facility under section 6501 of this

title shall be submitted to the Speaker of the House and the President of the

Senate. The petition shall be referred forthwith to the Joint Energy Committee.

(b) The

Committee shall hold a public hearing on each petition for approval. Notice of

the public hearing shall be published two weeks successively in a newspaper of

general circulation in the county in which the proposed facility is to be

located, the last publication to be at least 12 days before the day appointed

for the hearing. Any agency or person may submit recommendations relating to

the proposed facility to the Committee. The Committee shall be authorized to

examine all records and information relevant to the petition in the possession

of the petitioner or any State agency.

(c) Upon receipt

of the petition, notice shall be given by the Committee to the Chair of the

Public Service Board, the Commissioner of Health, the Secretary of the Agency

of Natural Resources and the Attorney General. Each public official so notified

shall, prior to the public hearing under subsection (b) of this section, submit

to the Committee his or her agency's evaluation of the impact of the facility on

the State and any other information deemed relevant to the petition.

(d) Notice, by

certified mail, shall be given to the Chair or director of the municipal and

regional planning commissions and the selectboard for each town, in which the

proposed facility is to be located and each contiguous town not less than 30

days prior to the public hearing under subsection (b) of this section. (Added

1977, No. 77, § 1, eff. April 26, 1977; amended 1979, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), §

2; 1987, No. 76, § 18; 2013, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 72.)