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Groundwater Reclassification


The VT Groundwater Protection Rule and Strategy is currently under revision.  When a new draft is available for public comment, it will be posted here. The purpose of this Rule and Strategy is 1) to establish a) classes of groundwater; b) a process for groundwater reclassification and c) standards for groundwater quality protection and 2) to ensure that DEC regulatory programs protect groundwater resources.  The current Rule and Strategy is also available at the link below.

Groundwater Protection Rule & Strategy
Chapter 12 - Groundwater Protection Rule and Strategy - effective February 1, 2005

Interim Groundwater Quality Standards - effective March 18, 2015



Procedure for Class IV Groundwater Reclassification

Procedure for Class I and II Groundwater Reclassification

Fact Sheet: Class IV Groundwater  NEW

Brandon FD #1: Findings of Fact & Reclassification Order Report

Public Notices

General Electric 210 Columbian Avenue Facility- Groundwater Reclassification - Rutland

Natural Resource Atlas




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