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December 14, 2018

State Offers Free Workshop to Help Businesses Reduce Carbon Footprint

Each year, Vermont's nearly 77,000 small businesses provide residents and tourists alike with an array of world-renowned products from cozy flannel to mouthwatering cheeses. Many businesses also provide the state with a much larger gift: a conscious decision to run their organizations in a way that respects Vermont’s natural resources. For companies looking to learn more about how they can do right by Vermont's air, land and water while also saving money on operating costs, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is hosting a new environmental reporting workshop next week in Montpelier. Read more

December 13, 2018

Public Hearing on Proposed Furbearer Regulation Changes

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board will hold a public hearing about proposed changes mandated by legislature to the existing regulation on hunting and trapping of furbearers on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in Whitcomb JR-SR High School, 273 Pleasant Street, Bethel, VT. Read more

December 13, 2018

Public Hearings on Fishing Regulation Changes

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board will hold five public hearings in January on proposed changes to fishing regulations. Read more

December 11, 2018

$90,000 Now Available for Farming Sustainability and Food Safety Projects

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets released two Request for Proposals (RFPs) today. VAAFM is pleased to announce the availability of up to $90,000 of funding from these two programs to assist eligible Vermont farmers and food businesses to make upgrades to their operations and improve the sustainability of their businesses. The application period for both grant programs will be open from Monday, January 7th, 2019 until Thursday, January 31st, 2019 at 12:00pm (noon). Awards will range from $2,000 to $5,000. Read more

December 11, 2018

Public Utility Commission Approves Transfer of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant to NorthStar for Accelerated Cleanup

The Vermont Public Utility Commission approved the transfer of the closed Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vermont, to NorthStar, a national provider of large-scale demolition services. NorthStar has committed to an accelerated schedule for decommissioning the plant and restoring the Vermont Yankee site, beginning no later than 2021 and finishing no later than the end of 2030. The transfer avoids the alternative proposal offered by the current owner, Entergy, which would have involved a lengthy dormant period for the Station, with cleanup delayed until 2053 and possibly as late as 2068. Read more

December 11, 2018

Vermont Hazardous Materials Reporting

Vermont's Community Right-To-Know Program and the Federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) require that facilities that store or contain certain hazardous materials to report those materials each year by March 1st for the preceding calendar year. Read more

December 11, 2018

State Awarded $20 Million to Rehabilitate Rail Bridges

Governor Phil Scott announced the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has been awarded a $20 million federal grant to upgrade 31 rail bridges along the Vermont Railway between Rutland and Hoosick, NY, improving access to freight movement through the national rail system. Read more

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