Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs)

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RAP Rulemaking Timeline

Act 64 of 2015: Vermont's Clean Water Act Summary

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Updated Downloadable Documents & Helpful Links

RAP Final Rule (11/18/2016)
RAP Final Rule Complete Filing Set (11/18/2016)

RAP Final Rule Summary Factsheet (1/30/2017)
RAP Final Rule Farm Size Factsheet (1/30/2017)
RAP Effective Dates Guidance (1/30/2017)

 

Download RAP Final Rule (11/18/2016)

 

 

Download RAP Final Rule Filing Packet (11/18/2016)

 

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RAP Rulemaking Timeline
 

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This act amends or enacts multiple statutes related to water quality in the State. The act amends several provisions regarding agricultural water quality. The “accepted agricultural practices” are renamed the “required agricultural practices (RAPs).” The Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (AAFM) shall revise the RAPs by rule by September 15, 2016. 

The revised RAPs shall include requirements for: small farm certification, nutrient storage, soil health, buffer zones, livestock exclusion, nutrient management, and tile drainage.

  • Small farm certification

  • Nutrient storage

  • Soil health

  • Buffer zones

  • Livestock exclusion

  • Nutrient management

  • Tile drainage (By: January 15, 2018)