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Vermont Land Use and Development, Act 250 (Vermont)

Eligibility 
Utility
Fed. Government
Commercial
Agricultural
Investor-Owned Utility
State/Provincial Govt
Industrial
Construction
Municipal/Public Utility
Local Government
Residential
Installer/Contractor
Rural Electric Cooperative
Tribal Government
Low-Income Residential
Schools
Retail Supplier
Institutional
Multi-Family Residential
Systems Integrator
Fuel Distributor
Nonprofit
General Public/Consumer
Transportation
Savings Category 
Fuel Cells
Photovoltaics
Program Info
State 
Vermont
Program Type 
Environmental Regulations
Provider 
Agency of Natural Resources

The Act 250 program provides a public, quasi-judicial process for reviewing and managing the environmental consequences of major developments in Vermont. The program is implemented through 9 district commissions. The district commissions review criteria such as impacts on water and air quality, water availability, soil erosion, transportation impacts, impacts to natural and scenic beauty, and conformance with local and regional plans. The Land Use Panel oversees the activities of the District Environmental Commissions and the enforcement of Act 250 permits, and conducts rule making related to the Act 250 program.