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H.624

Introduced by   Representative Deen of Westminster

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Conservation; water resources; mixing zones

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to require the secretary of natural resources to post signs every 50 feet along the boundaries of a mixing zone notifying the public of the health risks of swimming in or using the waters of the mixing zone.

AN ACT RELATING TO POSTING NOTICES AT MIXING ZONES

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

Sec. 1.  10 V.S.A. § 1252(b) is amended to read:

(b)  The secretary may establish mixing zones or waste management zones as necessary in the issuance of a permit in accordance with this section and criteria established by board rule.  The board shall adopt these rules by July 1, 1994.  Those waters authorized under this chapter, as of July 1, 1992, to receive the direct discharge of wastes which prior to treatment contained organisms pathogenic to human beings are designated waste management zones for those discharges.  Those waters that as of July 1, 1992 are Class C waters into which no direct discharge of wastes that prior to treatment contained organisms pathogenic to human beings is authorized, shall become waste management zones for any municipality in which the waters are located that qualifies for a discharge permit under this chapter for those wastes prior to July 1, 1997.  The secretary shall post signs every 50 feet along the boundaries of a mixing zone established under this section notifying the public of the health risks of swimming in or using the waters of the mixing zone.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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