The Clean Water Fund Board was created by Act 64, also known as the Vermont Clean Water Act, which was signed into law this past June. As stipulated in the new law, the Clean Water Fund Board will annually develop a proposal for investing revenues from the Clean Water Fund in programs that will make a significant contribution towards improving Vermont’s water quality. The agenda of the first meeting of the Clean Water Fund Board will include a review of proposals for program funding submitted by the Agency of Transportation, Agency of Natural Resources, and the Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets.
The Clean Water Fund Board would like to hear from you as the Clean Water Fund allocation process commences. An online questionnaire developed to solicit feedback from interested Vermonters can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VTCleanWaterFund. Written comments may also be sent via email to (ANR.WSMDERP@vermont.gov) or by postal mail to:
Department of Environmental Conservation
Attention: Vermont Clean Water Fund
1 National Life Drive, Main 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3522
The deadline for public comment is August 18. The public will have another opportunity to comment when the Clean Water Fund Board releases a draft proposal on approximately October 1.