Outcome
The Agency of Natural Resources protects the health of Vermontís people through its full range of programs, particularly those focused on water, air, waste, wildlife, and emergency prevention and response (for events such as toxic material spills and natural disasters).STRATEGIES:
  • Implement a comprehensive program to determine the nature and magnitude of fine particle air pollution in Vermont. Develop a management plan with the involvement of all interest groups, the public, and other agencies to control those sources which contribute to it. 
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  • Delineate and assess groundwater and surface water sources used by public water supply systems in Vermont with regard to their quality and capacity. 
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  • Produce maps of all known sources and locations of groundwater contamination, and provide town and regional officials, well drillers, and the general public with access to them. 
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  • Evaluate public water systems and assist their owners to assure they have the financial, managerial, and technical capability to operate in compliance with all state and federal requirements. 
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  • Develop Toxic Action Plans for chemicals which exceed Hazardous Ambient Air Quality Standards. 
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  • Develop procedures for resolving life- and health-threatening conflicts between wildlife and human activity. Provide training on these procedures for Agency personnel. 
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  • Develop and implement appropriate training for Agency personnel on emergency planning, preparedness, and response. Provide Agency staff with Internet and other communication technologies to make them proficient in responding to the full range of emergencies. Define areas of greatest geologic hazard (floods, landslides, rockslides, and earthquakes), and provide information to Vermonters on steps needed to reduce risks. 
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  • Improve the Dam Safety Program. Implement a dam grant and/or low-interest loan program to fund removal, reconstruction, and repair of dams. 
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  • Develop and implement a system to measure and improve the overall compliance with environmental requirements administered by the Agency. 
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Outcome
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources protects and improves the health of Vermont's ecosystems through the full range of its planning, management, assistance, and coordinating activities with individual citizens, businesses, communities, and other agencies.STRATEGIES:
  • Assess, monitor, and report on the health of Vermont's natural resources. Promote efficient coordination of multi-disciplinary environmental monitoring and research among federal, state, and private entities. 
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  • Enhance, maintain, and monitor the quality of waters within each of Vermont's watersheds. Determine the level of treatment needed to restore the quality of waters identified by the Agency as "impaired." Develop and implement management plans for all river basins in Vermont with involvement of interest groups, regional planning commissions, the public, and other state agencies. 
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  • Reduce phosphorus discharges and run-off through continued upgrades to wastewater treatment plants and application of phosphorus controls on developed properties, farmland, and working forests, and by encouraging towns to adopt water quality protection measures. 
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  • Implement stream channel restoration projects that include public education to reduce conflicts between human investments (such as buildings, bridges, and culverts) and river dynamics. 
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  • Provide leadership in the Lake Champlain Basin Program through involvement of the Agency Secretary's Management Team, by sharing responsibility in chairing the program's Executive Committee, and by coordinating with external partners and within the Agency. 
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  • Provide coordinated testimony regarding the health of Vermonters and the state's ecosystems in Act 250 development review proceedings and in all other relevant regulatory processes. 
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