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H.194

Introduced by Representatives Branagan of Georgia and LaVoie of Swanton

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Conservation; water resources; stormwater

Statement of purpose:  This bill would exempt landowners from the application and operating fees for the discharge of collected stormwater runoff.

AN ACT RELATING TO FEES FOR STORMWATER DISCHARGES

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

Sec. 1.  3 V.S.A. § 2822(j)(2) is amended to read:

(2)  For discharge permits issued under 10 V.S.A. chapter 47 and orders issued under 10 V.S.A. § 1272, an administrative processing fee of $100.00 shall be paid at the time of application for a discharge permit in addition to any application review fee and any annual operating fee, except for permit applications under subdivisions (j)(2)(A)(iii)(III) and (IV) of this section:

(A)  Application review fee

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(iii)  Stormwater discharges.

(I)  Individual operating permit  $300.00 per acre

or application to operate under general              impervious area;

operating permit for collected stormwater                      minimum $150.00 per

permit for collected stormwater runoff               application.

which is discharged Class B waters: original

application; amendment for increased flows;

amendment for change in treatment process.

(II)  Individual operating permit $1,170.00 per acre

or application to operate under general              impervious area; mini-

operating permit for collected storm-                             mum $1,170.00 per app-

water runoff which is discharged to                                lication.

Class A waters; original appli-

cation; amendment for increased flows;

amendment for change in treatment process.

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(B)  Annual operating fee

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(iv)  Stormwater

(I)  Individual operating permit $255.00 per acre

or approval under general                     impervious area;

operating permit for col-                       $235.00 minimum.

lected stormwater runoff

which is discharged to

class A waters.

(II) Individual operating permit $55.00 per acre

or approval under general                     impervious area;

operating permit for                              $50.00 minimum.

collected stormwater runoff

which is discharged to

Class B waters.

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(C)  The secretary shall bill all persons who hold discharge permits, except for individual discharge operating permits for collected stormwater runoff or coverage under a general operating permit for the discharge of collected stormwater runoff, for the required annual operating fee.  Annual operating fees may be divided into semiannual or quarterly billings.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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