CED home
dec regulations
dec permits
dec grants/loans
dec publications
dec calendar
ced > pr search > press release details
DEC Commissioner's Office
CO Home Page
Contact the CO Staff
DEC Staff News
DEC Mission
Compliance & Enforcement Division
Department of Environmental Conservation
Agency of
Natural Resources
State of Vermont


State of Vermont
Agency of Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Conservation
Compliance & Enforcement Division

Press Release

July 13, 2004
Town of Salisbury

Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Elizabeth McLain today announced that the Enforcement Division has formally settled an environmental violation involving the Town of Salisbury's landfill. The settlement includes a $10,000 supplemental environmental project.

Through the Agency's investigation, it was discovered that the Town of Salisbury, in the course of operating its landfill, exceeded its 1,000 ton per year limit of accepted waste, conducted open burning of prohibited materials, failed to provide adequate daily cover for its landfill, failed to submit an annual evaluation, and failed to submit annual and quarterly reports in violation of its certification in effect at the time.

The matter came to light as a result of a routine Agency inspection of the landfill and related records. After the investigation was completed, the Town of Salisbury was notified of the violations and agreed to settle the matter.

The settlement was reduced to an assurance of discontinuance and was so ordered by the Environmental Court on June 22, 2004. In it, the Town of Salisbury agreed to come into compliance with its landfill certification. It was also agreed that a $10,000 supplemental environmental project will be funded.

Involved Program: Waste Management Division of the Department of Environmental Conservation

For Further Information please contact:
Attorney Catherine Gjessing at 802-241-3820 or email to catherine.gjessing@state.vt.us


Compliance & Enforcement
Division (CED) Links

Report an Environmental Violation







View of Kettle Pond in Groton State Park in north central Vermont

VT DEC Compliance & Enforcement Division 1 National Life Drive, Davis 2    Montpelier, VT 05620-3803  Tele: 802-828-1254

State of Vermont Agencies & Depts.     Access Government 24/7     About Vermont.Gov     Privacy Policy

A Vermont Government Website Copyright 2004 State of Vermont - All rights reserved