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Title 10: Conservation and Development

Chapter 7: GEOLOGIC SURVEYS AND REPORTS

10 V.S.A. § 101. Division of geology and mineral resources; duties



§ 101. Division of geology and mineral resources; duties

The division of geology and mineral resources shall:

(1) Conduct surveys and research related to the geology, mineral resources and topography of the state.

(2) Give aid and advice as may be possible relating to the development and working of rock or mineral deposits suitable for building, road making and economic or other purposes.

(3) Provide information and education to government, industry, other institutions and organizations and to citizens regarding the geology, mineral resources and topography of the state.

(4) Provide technical information and advice regarding the management of mineral resources on state-owned lands, and cooperate where possible by providing geologic expertise and advice to persons conducting regulatory programs for the state.

(5) Provide geological services for the natural gas and oil resources board.

(6) Maintain records of old and new information relating to the geology, mineral resources and topography of the state and make public new information resulting from research and field studies conducted by or for the division. Certain information provided by the mineral industries of the state may be held in confidential status at the industries' request and used only for purposes and in a manner permitted by the industry.

(7) Prepare and publish reports on the geology, mineral resources and topography of the state. (Amended 1959, No. 328 (Adj. Sess.), § 8(b); 1983, No. 195 (Adj. Sess.), § 5(b); 1989, No. 245 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)