Farm surface water withdrawal reporting forms are due by January 31, 2023
With the passage of Act 135 of 2022, farm surface water withdrawal reporting forms are due to the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets by January 31, 2023. Beginning January 15, 2023, any Vermont farm which withdrew 10,000 gallons or more of surface water within a 24-hour period in the preceding calendar year, or 150,000 gallons or more of surface water over any 30-day period in the preceding year, shall file a report with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM).
Please use the appropriate form(s) provided below to report farm surface water withdrawals from July 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022.
Forms should be submitted to Ryan.Patch@vermont.gov.
Farms that withdrew from one surface water will need to fill out the ‘Single Source Reporting’ form:
Farms that withdrew from multiple surface waters will need to utilize the ‘Multiple Source Reporting’ forms which includes a summary form, and then a detailed form for each surface water source utilized:
Farms that have questions about reporting or the forms, please contact Ryan Patch at 802-272-0323 or Ryan.Patch@vermont.gov.
Reports received by VAAFM will be aggregated and shared with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (VANR) on February 1, 2023. VANR will be reporting on all sector’s surface water usage on February 15, 2023. Registration for non-farm surface water withdrawal usage began with VANR on January 1, 2023.
Definition of a Surface Water from Act 135 of 2022
Example irrigation record keeping template - example
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Ryan Patch | Agriculture Climate and Land Use Policy Manager
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
116 State Street | Montpelier, VT 05620
802-272-0323 cell | firstname.lastname@example.org