draft General Permit 3-9040 for Stormwater Discharges from the Municipal Roads

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) hereby provides public notice of the draft General Permit 3-9040 for Stormwater Discharges from the Municipal Roads.   The draft MRGP General Permit covers stormwater discharges from all municipal roads, Classes 1-4.
Upon issuance of the final MRGP, municipalities are required to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to the Agency by July 31, 2018 to obtain coverage under the MRGP.
The public is invited to provide written comment on the draft MRGP through the close of business (4:30pm) on October 27, 2017.
Written comments on the draft MRGP should be emailed to Jim Ryan at jim.ryan@vermont.gov  or mailed to:

Jim Ryan
DEC Stormwater Program
1 National Life Drive, Main 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3522

Public information meetings will be held on the following dates, times, and locations:

  • Tuesday October 10, 2017 from 6:00-8:00, Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission office, 29 Main Street Suite 4 Montpelier
  • Wednesday October 11, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 Johnson Town Offices, 293 Lower Main Street (Route 15) Johnson
  • Monday October 16, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 Martin Memorial Building, Ascutney
  • Tuesday October 17, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square, Brandon
  • Wednesday October 18, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 Northern Vermont Development Association, 36 Eastern Avenue St. Johnsbury

A copy of the MRGP and related documents may be downloaded from:
http://dec.vermont.gov/watershed/public-notices/mrgp-public-notice
Hard copies of the draft General Permit and related documents may be obtained upon request.  Requests and questions should be sent to the email above or directed to 802-490-6140.

Sincerely,
VT Stormwater Program

VT Agency of Ag Continues Statewide Listening Tour

VT Agency of Ag Continues Statewide Listening Tour New Nighttime Meeting Added in Central VT

Last week, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets launched a statewide listening tour to open the lines of communication between the Agency, the farming community, and the public. This week, Secretary Anson Tebbetts and Deputy Secretary Alyson Eastman will continue on to Brattleboro, to meet with farmers in Southern Vermont.

In addition to the previously announced daytime meetings in Lyndonville, Brattleboro, St. Albans, and Middlebury, the Agency has added a nighttime meeting in Montpelier.

“We had a great turn out at our first meeting last week, in Lyndonville, and look forward to learning more as we continue to travel around the state,” said Tebbetts. “In response to requests from farmers, we’ve added an additional meeting in the evening in Central Vermont.”

All farmers, and all Vermonters interested in agriculture, are invited to attend these meetings, to share thoughts and ideas about the future of farming in our state.

Friday, Feb. 17 – Vermont Agricultural Business Education Center in Brattleboro, 10 a.m. – noon
Monday, Feb. 27 – Middlebury Parks & Recreation Gym, 10 a.m. – noon
Thursday, March 2  – St. Albans City Hall Auditorium, 10 a.m. – noon *
Wednesday, March 15 – Pavilion Auditorium, Montpelier, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

For complete location details and directions, please visit http://agriculture.vermont.gov/listeningtour2017

“We want to hear your ideas and feedback,” says Tebbetts. “We really appreciate all those who took time to come see us during our stop in Lyndonville, and look forward to seeing many more farmers as our tour continues.”

Questions? Call 802-828-5667

*note: the original date (2/16) for the St. Albans meeting conflicted with the UVM No-Till conference – therefore, we rescheduled the St. Albans meeting to 3/2. Please note this change!

About the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets: VAAFM facilitates, supports and encourages the growth and viability of agriculture in Vermont while protecting the working landscape, human health, animal health, plant health, consumers and the environment.  www.Agriculture.Vermont.Gov

Appointed Representative – Terry Norris

“I would like to introduce myself, on February 10th Governor Scott appointed me to fill the House seat vacated by your elected Representative Alyson Eastman. I am an Independent and because of my farm background serve on the Agriculture and Forestry Committee.

I have been a resident of Shoreham since 1960 where I was a part of Norris Farms Inc , until we sold the farm in 2008. I was a Professional Photographer for many years. Currently I am a Captain on the Fort Ti Ferry.

My wife Diane and I enjoy spending the summer months at our Perch Pond camp, we have a son Wyatt, who is a student at UVM. If I can be of any help with issues that affect your town, please email me at  TNorris@leg.state.vt.us and I will try my best.

Thank you for your trust and understanding as I take on this task near the middle of the session.

Representative Terry Norris
TNorris@leg.state.vt.us “