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Health And Environment | Department of Environmental

Details: Health And Environment. While all smoke is harmful, uncertified outdoor hydronic heaters tend to generate more particulate pollution than most other wood burning devices including indoor wood stoves. The units are designed to burn wood at lower combustion temperatures and generally have shorter stacks that emit smoke at house level.

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Air Pollutants and Health | Department of Environmental

Details: Air Pollutants and Health Images from Camnet. Vermont’s air quality is often considered to be among the best in the nation. However, the air we breathe is not pollutant-free. Motor vehicles, building heating systems and manufacturing all generate air pollution. Our air quality is also affected by emissions that occur outside of the state

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Welcome to DEC | Department of Environmental Conservation

Details: Welcome to DEC. The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s mission is to preserve, enhance, restore and conserve Vermont’s natural resources and protect human health for the benefit of this and future generations. The DEC, along with the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, is part

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Criteria Air Pollutants | Department of Environmental

Details: The criteria air pollutants include particle pollution, ground-level ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and lead. These pollutants can harm your health and the environment, and cause property damage. Of the six pollutants, particle pollution and ground-level ozone are the most widespread health threats.

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Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection | Department of

Details: The MISSION of the Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division is to protect human health and the environment for this and future generations by managing Vermont’s drinking water supplies; protecting the quality and quantity of Vermont’s groundwater resources; and regulating wastewater disposal activities that could adversely affect groundwater.

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Safe Disposal of Sharps | Department of Environmental

Details: Safe Needle Disposal in Vermont - VT Department of Health Toolkit & Website: includes a demo video, a toolkit for communities, case studies, and more. "Safe Needle Disposal: What should I do?" Decision Tree (for residents and health care professionals) Sample "Do Not Recycle" label to tape to disposal containers. Printing on colored paper makes

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Waste Management and Prevention Division | Department of

Details: WMPD regulates Solid and Hazardous Waste management facilities to prevent waste generation, to minimize impacts to the environment and human health, and to remediate, restore and redevelop contaminated sites to sustain community vitality.

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Trash Disposal | Department of Environmental Conservation

Details: The chemicals created and released by trash burning have been scientifically shown to increase your risk of many health problems, like heart disease, asthma, emphysema, headaches and even cancer. Kids are especially at risk. Reasearch has proven that kids absorb up to six times more pollution through their lungs than adults breathing the same air.

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Contact Your Waste District or Town | Department of

Details: Air Quality and Climate. Drinking Water and Groundwater. Environmental Assistance. Environmental Enforcement. Geological Survey. Waste Management and Prevention. Contaminated Sites. Hazardous Waste. Residuals Management.

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State of Vermont PERMIT AND LICENSE INFORMATION PROGRAM

Details: material that may cause harmful health effects.The Asbestos and Lead Regulatory Program works to protect Vermonters from exposure to asbestos when maintaining, renovating, or demolishing buildings and when cleaning up after a fire, flooding, or storm damage.

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Air Quality and Climate Division | Department of

Details: The Vermont Air Quality & Climate Division’s (AQCD) goal is to work to protect the public and the environment from the effects of adverse air quality. The AQCD monitors ambient air quality and air pollution emissions from sources, proposes regulations to improve existing air quality, ensures compliance with the regulations, and issues permits

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Hazardous Waste | Department of Environmental Conservation

Details: Hazardous wastes have properties or contain chemicals which make them dangerous or capable of having harmful effects on public health or on the environment. The hazardous properties are ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity.

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COVID-19 Response and Resources | Department of

Details: To protect public health, it is important for building owners and managers to address stagnant water in the building’s plumbing before consumption and usage resumes. Please see the document here for additional information. Press Release 5/21/2020.

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Wood Burning Health and Safety Tips | Department of

Details: Wood Burning Health and Safety Tips. Wood stove and fireplace safety tips to help protect your health. File: Wood Burning Health and Safety Tips. File Format: PDF.

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Vermont PFOA Contamination Response | Department of

Details: PFOA Health Information FAQs about PFOA for Concerned Residents More response information at Vermont Department of Health PFOA page, or call t oll-free at 800-439-8550. More information on PFAS in drinking water at Vermont Department of Health PFAS page, or call toll-free at 800-439-8550. Weekly Community Updates. December 29, 2020 Community Update

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Single-Use Products Law | Department of Environmental

Details: See our Guidance and FAQs, Sustainability Tips for Food & Beverage Containers, and COVID-19 and Reusables Tips for Businesses.. According to the Vermont Department of Health, reusable bags are safe to use, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow these COVID-19 tips for reusable bags and see our Tips and FAQ for more information on safe use of reusable bags:

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Wastewater Systems and Potable Water Supplies | Department

Details: The Regional Office Program issues water/wastewater permits (WW Permits) for soil based wastewater systems with flows of less than 6,500 gallons per day, for potable water supplies (water supplies that are not public water supplies), and for municipal water and sewer connections. Permitting staff are located in five Regional Offices.

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Geology and Health | Department of Environmental Conservation

Details: The Geological Survey and our partners work on geology and health issues related to arsenic, radionuclides, radon, nitrates, floride, manganese , asbestos and other contaminants. The investigations focus on source, fate and transport of materials within earth systems and the impact on both human and environmental health.

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Vermont PFAS Investigation and Response | Department of

Details: The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is working with the Vermont Department of Health to continue to identify sources and reduce the use, release and public exposure of per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Vermont.

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Permit Compliance | Department of Environmental Conservation

Details: Health Officers enforce health laws and investigate possible public health hazards and risks within their municipality and take action to correct the failure. How can I learn more about how a septic system works and how to prevent failures? Information can be found at What is a Septic System?

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Welcome to the Commissioner's Office | Department of

Details: The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is pleased to present our new website. At DEC, we strive to provide Vermonters with straightforward access to the environmental and public health information that they are seeking. This new site will help us meet that goal.

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Hazardous Air Contaminants | Department of Environmental

Details: Hazardous air contaminants, or air toxics, refers to the 290 hazardous air contaminants (HACs) listed in the Vermont Air Pollution Control Regulations, Appendix B that are known or suspected of causing cancer or other serious health effects if inhaled. This list includes each of the 187 federally listed Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) regulated

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Radon | Department of Environmental Conservation

Details: Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that forms naturally from the radioactive decay of uranium in rocks, surficial materials, and soils over millions of years. After formation, radon can move through fractures and layering in rocks or through connected pores in surficial materials and soils and enter a home through the foundation.

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Find A Permit Specialist | Department of Environmental

Details: Find A Permit Specialist. To find the Permit Specialist serving your area, select your town from the dropdown list below and click on the "Find My Permit Specialist" button. Contact information for the Permit Specialist in the Regional Office serving your area is provided.

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Radionuclides | Department of Environmental Conservation

Details: Radioactivity - Naturally Occuring in Rock, Soil and Water. Radionuclides in the Champlain Valley have been documented in primary sedimentary layers, plus as secondary coatings along fractures (McKeown, 1951 and Whitten, 1988). Bedrock mapping in the Colchester quadrangle (Kim and Thompson, 2002) focused in an area where domestic wells exceeded

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Certified Labs | Department of Environmental Conservation

Details: Vermont Department of Health Laboratory 359 South Park Drive Colchester, VT 05446 Phone 802-338-4709, 800-660-9997 Fax 802-338-4706. Several of the contaminants are grouped according to the test method used by the laboratory.

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Reduction Efforts | Department of Environmental Conservation

Details: Reduction Efforts. While there remains much to be done in controlling air pollutants, Vermont has been proactive in developing and implementing programs to reduce hazardous air pollutant emissions. These programs include:

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Lake Score Card | Department of Environmental Conservation

Details: Using Google Earth, viewers can select from more than 800 lakes in the state and learn about four key aspects of lake health: nutrients, aquatic invasive species, shoreland and lake habitat, and mercury pollution.

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Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) | Department of

Details: Samples must be submitted to a laboratory that is certified by the Vermont Department of Health for analysis of drinking water in Vermont. The current list of certified laboratories can be found here. The water system will be responsible to coordinate with the laboratory to ensure samples can be analyzed within the method hold time, and

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Solid Waste and Recycling Program | Department of

Details: Please see our Covid-19 Guidance for the General Public and Facilities Managers. Due to COVID-19, ANR is working remotely. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Reduce your waste, get connected, and learn more:

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Water Quality Monitoring | Department of Environmental

Details: Secondary standards protect public health by limiting the color, taste, odor, and visual appearance of the drinking water that my cause consumers not to drink or use the water, even when it is actually safe to drink. For a complete list of secondary contaminants, see Table 6-2 of the Water Supply Rule. In addition, see USEPA RULES.

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Vermont Water Supply Rule | Department of Environmental

Details: Vermont Water Supply Rule. Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This rule is intended to serve a number of purposes. First, and most important, the rule's primary purpose is to regulate water systems in the state so that they provide clean and safe drinking water to Vermont's citizens. This is true for the smallest, single house source to the state's

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Storage Tanks | Department of Environmental Conservation

Details: The regulation of Underground Storage Tank (UST) was created in 1985 to regulate the installation and operation of underground petroleum/chemical storage tanks (does not include propane tanks) The goal of the Program is to protect human health and the environment by preventing releases of liquid petroleum and hazardous substances from storage

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Priority List - State Revolving Fund | Department of

Details: The determination of an imminent and substantial health risk for cases involving chemical contamination or a potential disease outbreak is the responsibility of the Department of Health in consultation with DEC. The determination of an emergency situation resulting from an unanticipated water or wastewater system failure which requires

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Wastewater Systems and Potable Water Supplies Permit

Details: Regional Office Permits ANR Online. The application portal is located here: ANR Online.. To begin filling out an application, click on the title of the Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Permit Application which is specific to your Regional Office.

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Reporting an Environmental Violation | Department of

Details: The sooner a violation is reported, the greater our chances of limiting the threat to human health and the environment. Please keep in mind that each violation report we receive is taken very seriously. Staff time and state resources are required in the investigation of each reported incident. The more information you provide the more effective

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Underground Storage Tanks | Department of Environmental

Details: The goal of the Program is to protect human health and the environment by preventing releases of liquid petroleum and hazardous substances from storage tank systems. The release of these regulated products into the environment threatens groundwater resources and can cause explosive vapors to seep into confined spaces and occupied dwellings.

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State of Vermont PERMIT AND LICENSE INFORMATION

Details: an ambulatory surgical center; or the offering of any home health service or conveyance of more than 50% ownership interest in a health care facility, other than a hospital, are subject to Certificate of Need review. For projects in excess of $30 million there is a two-step process, a conceptual development phase and a final approval.

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WISPr Water Infrastructure Sponsorship Program

Details: The Water Infrastructure Sponsorship Program (WISPr) is intended to address a limited and under-assisted category of water resource needs in Vermont known as natural resource projects (NRP). The goal of WISPr is to counter the loss of ecological function and biological diversity that jeopardize the health of Vermont’s water resources by

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Lake Champlain | Department of Environmental Conservation

Details: Vermonters love Lake Champlain. We depend on the lake for fishing, swimming, boating, and other recreational pursuits. It provides drinking water. Summer tourism and property values are tied to its health and beauty. The lake attracts businesses with a workforce that appreciates the lake’s natural beauty and Vermont’s working landscape.

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Information for Impacted Communities | Department of

Details: The Vermont Department of Health screening level for maple syrup consumption and PFOA is 290 parts per trillion. Results for t hree samples collected last year were less than 200 parts per trillion, the lowest level for which PFOA can be detected in syrup.

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Lake Champlain Long-term Monitoring Project | Department

Details: The Lake Champlain Long-Term Water Quality and Biological Monitoring Project (LTMP) is designed to measure overall ecosystem health of Lake Champlain based on key ecosystem indicators and to assess long-term effects of management actions and other environmental changes. Lake Champlain is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the United States.

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Chemical Monitoring | Department of Environmental Conservation

Details: The Health Advisory for manganese in drinking water is 0.3 mg/L, established by the Vermont Department of Health. Infants and children up to 1 year old should not be given water containing manganese over 0.3 mg/L because they could have greater difficulty processing manganese than older children and adults.

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Air Monitoring Section | Department of Environmental

Details: The Air Monitoring Section operates the division’s statewide ambient air monitoring network for the measurement of EPA criteria pollutants- ozone, particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide, as well as meteorological parameters such as wind speed and direction, temperature, barometric pressure, precipitation and solar radiation.

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Reducing Diesel Emissions: What Vermont is Doing

Details: Dozens of studies link airborne particulate matter, such as those from diesel exhaust, to increased hospitalizations due to asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease and pneumonia. For more information, click on the links below: Update on Diesel Health Issues and EPA Actions, May 21, 2014.

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Be Idle Free | Department of Environmental Conservation

Details: Health and Environmental Impacts. Exhaust from idling vehicles includes: Greenhouse gases, which contribute to climate change; Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxides (NOx), which combine to form ground level ozone that triggers asthma attacks, damages lung tissue, and damages forests and crops;

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Current Host Organizations | Department of Environmental

Details: Current Host Organizations. ECO members serve all around the state with non-profits and municipalities. Below is a list of our current host organizations, links to their websites, and their missions. Addison County Regional Planning Commission The mission of ACRPC is to provide a forum for municipalities to discuss and resolve mutual concerns

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PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) Information

Details: As required by Act 21 (2019), Section 10(b), the Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources, must publish for public review and comment a plan to collect data for contaminants in drinking water from public community water systems and all non-transient non-community water systems, for which a health advisory has been established, but no

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