The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 22: Libraries, History, and Information Technology


Sub-Chapter 07: Protection Of Archeological Information

22 V.S.A. § 761. State archeologist; survey; protection of archeological sites

§ 761. State archeologist; survey; protection of archeological sites

(a) The state historic preservation officer shall employ a state archeologist through the classified service who shall conduct and maintain a survey of sites of archeological and anthropological specimens located within the state. The state archaeologist shall make the survey available to agencies of the state government that, in his or her opinion, may conduct activities which may affect these archaeological or anthropological sites.

(b) All information regarding the location of archeological sites and underwater historic properties shall be confidential except that the state archeologist shall provide this information to qualified individuals or organizations, public agencies and nonprofit organizations for archeological and scientific research or for preservation and planning purposes when the state archeologist determines that the preservation of these properties is not endangered. (Added 1975, No. 109, § 4; amended 1989, No. 136 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1995, No. 46, § 45.)