Vermont Land Use and Development, Act 250 (Vermont)

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Place Vermont

Applies to States or Provinces Vermont
Name Vermont Land Use and Development, Act 250 (Vermont)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Vermont Natural Resources Board
Primary Website

Information Source,


The Act 250 program provides a public, quasi-judicial process for reviewing and managing the environmental consequences of major developments in Vermont. The program is implemented through 9 district commissions. The district commissions review criteria such as impacts on water and air quality, water availability, soil erosion, transportation impacts, impacts to natural and scenic beauty, and conformance with local and regional plans. The Land Use Panel oversees the activities of the District Environmental Commissions and the enforcement of Act 250 permits, and conducts rule making related to the Act 250 program.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Louis Borie
Department Agency of Natural Resources
Division Natural resources Board
Address National Life Crecords Center Building
Address 2 National Life Drive
Place Montpelier
Zip/Postal Code 5620
Phone 802.828.5778


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 10 V.S.A. Chapter 151