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Emergency Orders

10 V.S.A. Section 8009 authorizes the Secretary to issue an Emergency Administrative Order (EO) when a violation presents an immediate threat of substantial harm to the environment or public health.

An EO may be issued when the following takes place:

  • the EO has been presented to the Environmental Court;
  • all reasonable efforts have been made to notify the respondent of its presentation to the Court (date & time);
  • and the Court has found that the Secretary has made a sufficient showing that grounds for issuance of the order exist.

Links to Final EOs since 1996 can be found below.


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