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How to comply with new stormwater law

The Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) invites the public to its monthly virtual series highlighting efforts to protect and restore water quality in Vermont. Efforts to improve water quality provide many additional benefits- protecting public health and safety, increasing flood resiliency, supporting outdoor recreation, and enhancing wildlife habitat.

On Jan. 7 from 12-1 p.m., DEC’s Stormwater Program Manager Padraic Monks will host a virtual event on the stormwater general permit 3-9050. This permit is commonly referred to as the “Three-Acre General Permit.” It went into effect on Dec. 1.

The permit requires improved stormwater treatment at sites with three or more acres of impervious surfaces (such as roads, roofs, and parking lots) that were previously unpermitted or permitted before 2002. Padraic will address its requirements and how to comply.

To attend the series register online at

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