§1453. Aquatic nuisance control program

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/050/01453
Published: 2015

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Conservation and Development






1453. Aquatic nuisance control program

(a) The agency

of natural resources shall establish and maintain an aquatic nuisance control


(b) The aquatic

nuisance control program shall perform the following services:

(1) receive and

respond to aquatic nuisance complaints;

(2) work with

municipalities, local interest organizations, private individuals, and agencies

of the state to develop long-range programs regarding aquatic nuisance


(3) work with

federal, state, and local governments to obtain funding for aquatic nuisance

control programs;

(4) implement an

aquatic species rapid response program under this chapter;

(5) administer a

grant-in-aid program under section 1458 of this title;

(6) place a sign

at least two feet by two feet in size which states that the water is infected

with an aquatic nuisance and that a person transporting the nuisance in

violation of section 1454 of this title may be subject to a penalty of up to

$1,000.00 pursuant to 23 V.S.A. § 3317, so that the sign is easily visible from

a ramp used to launch vessels at any fish and wildlife access area on a body of

water infected with an aquatic nuisance;

(7) provide the

commissioner of fish and wildlife and the commissioner of motor vehicles with

written educational information about aquatic nuisances that can be included in

an envelope containing a boat registration and in a department of fish and

wildlife publication pertaining to fishing and boating. (Added 2009, No. 46, §

1, eff. July 1, 2010.)