Proposed State Rule Amendment to the Acceptable Management Practices (AMPs) for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs in Vermont

December 23, 2015The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is now accepting public comments on the proposed state rule amendment to the Acceptable Management Practices (AMPs) for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs in Vermont.

Act No. 64 of the Acts of 2015 amended 10 V.S.A. §2622 to require the Commissioner of the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation to – “revise by rule the AMPs to ensure that all logging operations on both public and private forestland are designed to prevent or minimize discharges of sediment, petroleum products, and woody debris (logging slash) from entering streams and other  waters;  improve soil health of forestland; protect aquatic habitat and aquatic wildlife; and prevent erosion and maintain natural water temperature. “

The proposed amendment to the AMPs can be found on the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation website at http://fpr.vermont.gov/forests/amp_proposed_rule_change , and is posted with the Vermont Secretary of State at: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/.

Three public hearings are scheduled to solicit and record public comments. Comments can also be sent by mail, email or fax to:

Attn: Gary Sabourin

1 National Life Drive, Suite 200

Montpelier, VT. 05620-3801

E-mail: gary.sabourin@vermont.gov

Fax: (802) 828-1399

 

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE:

Lyndon State College – Burke Mountain Room                     UVM Extension Office                                       Howe Center – Rail Room 

1001 College Road                                                                327 U.S. Route 302                                          1 Scale Avenue 

Lyndon, VT. 05851                                                                Berlin, VT. 05641                                              Rutland, VT. 05701 

January 26, 2016                                                                   January 28, 2016                                              February 2, 2016

5:00 – 7:30 pm                                                                      5:00 – 7:30 pm                                                  5:00 – 7:30 pm

 

Public Comments Are Due By End Of Business Day – February 16, 2016