Lake Champlain Restoration / TMDL

Vermont Proposal for a Clean Lake Champlain


The State of Vermont and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are in the process of developing and implementing a new restoration plan for Lake Champlain and its tributaries. The State of Vermont and EPA are seeking public involvement throughout in this process, to help the state formulate the solutions and implement the plan when completed. Please see the Timeline that outlines the process and note the opportunities for public engagement. As illustrated in the timetable, EPA is expected to approve the final restoration plan in September 2015.

Public input was sought on a range of policy options (PDF), which are being considered to achieve this reduction.

Vermont Shoreland Protection Act


The Shoreland Protection Act (Chapter 49A of Title 10, §1441 et seq.), passed by the Vermont General Assembly in May of 2014, establishes new state regulations that guide shoreland development. The law is intended to protect water quality, preserve habitat and natural shoreline stability, and protect the economic and recreation benefits of lakes and their shorelines.

Related Resources

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