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Lake Shoreland Protection Commission public meeting in Newport
August 9, 2013 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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.
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.
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 .