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NO. 181.  AN ACT RELATING TO A PROCESS BY WHICH JUNKYARDS SHALL BE REGULATED BY THE SECRETARY OF NATURAL RESOURCES INSTEAD OF THE AGENCY OF TRANSPORTATION.

(H.708)

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec.1.  TRANSFER OF JURISDICTION OVER JUNKYARDS

(a)  By no later than January 15, 2007 , the secretary of natural resources shall present to the legislative committees on natural resources and energy draft legislation and budgetary recommendations required to transfer to the agency of natural resources jurisdiction over junkyards that are currently regulated by the agency of transportation under subchapter 10 of chapter 61 of 24 V.S.A.

(b)  Any draft legislation proposed, or an accompanying report, shall include an education and outreach plan that explains existing and proposed regulations affecting junkyards.  This plan shall include outreach and education for municipalities and junkyards.  This plan shall examine alternative regulatory approaches, such as best management practices, and make recommendations upon their use when appropriate.  The secretary shall take into consideration the views of licensed salvage yards in developing this legislation and report.

Approved:  May 24, 2006



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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