§752. Definitions

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/032/00752
Published: 2015

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Conservation and Development






752. Definitions

For the purpose

of this chapter:


"Agency" means the Agency of Natural Resources.


"Development," for the purposes of flood hazard area management and

regulation, shall have the same meaning as "development" under 44

C.F.R. § 59.1.

(3) "Flood

hazard area" shall have the same meaning as "area of special flood

hazard" under 44 C.F.R. § 59.1.

(4) "Flood

proofing" shall have the same meaning as "flood proofing" under

44 C.F.R. § 59.1.


"Floodway" shall have the same meaning as "regulatory

floodway" under 44 C.F.R. § 59.1.


"Legislative body" means the selectboard, trustees, mayor, city

council, and alderboard of a municipality.


"Municipality" means any town, city, or incorporated village.

(8) "Uses

exempt from municipal regulation" means land use or activities that are

exempt from municipal land use regulation under 24 V.S.A. chapter 117.


"National Flood Insurance Program" means the National Flood Insurance

Program under 42 U.S.C. chapter 50 and implementing federal regulations in 44

C.F.R. parts 59 and 60.


"Regional planning commission" means the regional planning commission

of which a municipality is a member or would be a member based upon its


(11) "River

corridor" means the land area adjacent to a river that is required to

accommodate the dimensions, slope, planform, and buffer of the naturally stable

channel and that is necessary for the natural maintenance or natural

restoration of a dynamic equilibrium condition, as that term is defined in

section 1422 of this title, and for minimization of fluvial erosion hazards, as

delineated by the Agency of Natural Resources in accordance with river corridor

protection procedures.


"Secretary" means the Secretary of Natural Resources or the

Secretary's duly authorized representative. (Added 1973, No. 263 (Adj. Sess.), §

2, eff. May 16, 1974; amended 1987, No. 76, § 18; 2003, No. 115 (Adj. Sess.), §

15; 2011, No. 138 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. May 14, 2012.)