Regulatory Enforcement Process

Updated Water Quality Laws

Act 64 Vermont's Clean Water Act

  • Recognizes VAAFM water quality enforcement authority in 6 V.S.A. Chapter 215 Subchapter 10. 
  • VAAFM now has the authority to
    • issue emergency orders to protect water quality; 
    • require the implementation of mandatory corrective actions; and
    • remove livestock when the volume of waste exceeds farm capacity. 
  • Under 6 V.S.A. Chapter. 215, when VAAFM identifies a small, medium, or large farm in violation of the RAP, MFO, or LFO requirements, VAAFM shall initiate the enforcement process.

Law Implementation Deadlines

Updated Regulatory Enforcement Process required: July 1, 2016