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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.96

Introduced by Representative Johnson of Canaan

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Agriculture; water quality; manure application

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to exempt farms with a large permit, a medium farm permit, or an approved nutrient management plan from the winter ban on the spreading of manure.

AN ACT RELATING TO WATER QUALITY AND THE APPLICATION OF MANURE

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

Sec. 1.  6 V.S.A. § 4816 is added to read:

§ 4816.  WINTER APPLICATION OF MANURE

A farm permitted under section 4851 or 4858 of this title or a farm for which the agency of agriculture, food and markets has approved a nutrient management plan shall be exempt from the limitation in the accepted agricultural practices on the spreading of manure between December 15 and April 1 of each year.



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