Lake Shoreland Protection Commission holds public meeting in Newport

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 1, 2013
Contact: Katie Pickens, Gabrielle Malina
Phone: 802 828 2231
Fax: 802 828 2424
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Lake Shoreland Protection Commission–Northeast Kingdom Meeting
Newport, Vermont–The Lake Shoreland Protection Commission will conduct a public meeting on Friday, August 9, 2013, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the East Side Restaurant in Newport, Vermont. The Vermont General Assembly established the Lake Shoreland Protection Commission in Section E.126.1 of Act 50 of 2013 in order to:
 Provide information to the public regarding the current health of waters of the State, including the results of the 2012 Agency of Natural Resources’ State Water Quality Remediation, Implementation, and Funding Report;
 Inform the public regarding the regulation of State waters, including requirements the State may need to meet in implementing the cleanup plan for Lake Champlain;
 Summarize for the public the status of efforts to address and improve the quality of all State waters, and how regulation of shoreland activity impacts water quality; and
 Take public input regarding the regulation of disturbance, clearing, and creation of impervious surfaces in the shorelands of lakes.
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At the meeting, the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) will provide an overview of the health, value and regulation of lake shorelands in Vermont. After the ANR presentation, the public will be invited to provide input during a moderated question and answer period. Public participants may be asked to limit their statements or questions in order to allow participation by all interested persons.

Lake Shoreland Protection Commission AGENDA
East Side Restaurant, 47 Landing Street, Newport, VT
*The Lake Shoreland Protection Commission meeting will follow the annual meeting of the Memphremagog Watershed Association

Lake Shoreland Protection Commission; Introduction and Overview
Commission members
Overview of State Policy for Regulation of Water Quality of all State Waters
Justin Johnson, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Overview of Lake Science and Quality of Vermont Lakes
Susan Warren, Section Chief of Lakes & Ponds Management, Department of Environmental Conservation
Commission Presentation on Health, Value and Regulation of Lake Shorelands in Vermont
Public Input – Moderated Questions and Answers Conclusion

Additional information and documents can be accessed on the Lake Shoreland Protection Commission website at: https://leg2.vermont.gov/sites/legislature/LSP/default.aspx. Please contact Katie Pickens, Gabrielle Malina, or Michael O’Grady by phone or email (828- 2231 or [email protected] or [email protected]) with any questions regarding scheduling or document. For any other questions, please contact Senator Robert Hartwell, Chair, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy at [email protected], 802-345-1552 .

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