§1453. Aquatic nuisance control program

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

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Title

10

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Conservation and Development






Chapter

050

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AQUATIC NUISANCE CONTROL











 

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1453. Aquatic nuisance control program

(a) The agency

of natural resources shall establish and maintain an aquatic nuisance control

program.

(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

controls;

(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.)
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