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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.731

Introduced by Representatives Andrews of Rutland City, Courcelle of Rutland City, Howard of Rutland City and McCormack of Rutland City

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Conservation; water resources; permit fees

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to exempt municipalities from paying the permit fees for discharge permits and public water supply permits.

AN ACT RELATING TO EXEMPTING MUNICIPALITIES FROM THE PERMIT FEES FOR DISCHARGE PERMITS AND WATER SUPPLY PERMITS

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

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

(i)  The secretary shall not process an application for which the applicable fee has not been paid unless the secretary specifies that the fee may be paid at a different time or unless the person applying for the permit is exempt from the permit fee requirements pursuant to section 710 of Title 32.  In addition, the persons who are exempt under section 710 of Title 32 are also exempt from the application fees for stormwater operating permits specified in subdivisions (j)(2)(A)(iii)(I) and (II) of this section if they otherwise meet the requirements of section 710.  Municipalities shall be exempt from the payment of fees under this section except for those fees prescribed in subdivisions (j)(1), (2), (7), (8), (14), and (15) of this section for which a municipality may recover its costs by charging a user fee to those who use the permitted services.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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