The Intersection of Hemp and Vermont's Air Quality and Climate Division

07 July 2021

July 7, 2021 | Montpelier, VT - Cultivating and processing hemp for grain, fiber or flower may be subject to provisions in the Vermont Air Pollution Control Regulations administered by the Air Quality and Climate Division (AQCD) of the Department of Environmental Conservation. AQCD’s goal “is to work to protect the public and the environment from the effects of adverse air quality.”   

Its programs cover many different areas including but not limited to open burning, and air pollution commonly associated with fuel burning used in drying practices or fugitive solvent emissions such as ethanol associated with botanical extraction.  Individual determinations on the applicability of AQCD regulation and what is necessary relative to permitting, responding to a concern, or managing emissions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

For more information, please contact AQCD, 802-828-1288, or https://dec.vermont.gov/air-quality.

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Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901
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