Blaming fed pressure, State of Vermont to enforce 3-acre runoff rule - VT Digger

The EPA is happy and won’t find the State of Vermont “out of compliance.” But the state decision to enforce the three-acre runoff rule will mean financial disaster for any business with a big parking lot, critics warn.

"The department will offer technical and financial aid to landowners to support the engineering design and installation of the projects. It plans to pair resources from the Clean Water Fund and the State Revolving Fund to offer cost-share to landowners, with up to $2 million available for the current fiscal year. “We understand that this is an incredibly heavy lift for landowners in this moment of economic uncertainty,” Walke said. “We’re very conscious of that, and we want to help people be able to comply and get the phosphorus reductions they need.”."

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