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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.107

Introduced by   Representatives Klein of East Montpelier, Botzow of Pownal, Cheney of Norwich, Clarkson of Woodstock, Fisher of Lincoln, McCullough of Williston, Minter of Waterbury, Nuovo of Middlebury, Pellett of Chester, Spengler of Colchester, Weston of Burlington and Zuckerman of Burlington

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Conservation; water pollution control

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to prohibit the conduct of an activity that results in the placement of any waste, substance, or material in a location where it is likely to enter the waters of the state.  The bill would authorize the secretary of natural resources to adopt rules to limit the placement of waste or the conduct of activity in proximity to the waters of the state.

AN ACT RELATING TO NON-POINT SOURCE POLLUTION

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

Sec. 1.  10 V.S.A. § 1259(j) is added to read:

(j)  Except for activities authorized by the accepted agricultural or silvicultural practices, as such are defined by the secretary of agriculture, food and markets and the commissioner of forests, parks and recreation, it shall be unlawful for any person to place or to conduct an activity that results in the placement of any waste, substance, or material in a location where it is likely to enter the waters of the state.  The secretary shall adopt rules addressing limitations on the placement of waste or the conduct of an activity in proximity to the waters of the state.  The rules shall address limitations on:  noncommercial car washing; residential application of pesticides and fertilizer; the use of sealants on driveways, decks, and porches; and other activities that may result in the placement of a waste, substance, or material in the waters of the state.



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