Wetlands hearing in Bridport set for Nov. 20

BRIDPORT — The Legislative Study Committee on Wetlands will hold a public hearing on the regulation of wetlands in Vermont on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Bridport. The hearing will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bridport Community/Masonic Hall at 52 Crown Point Road.

The committee was charged by Act No. 64 of 2019 to recommend to the General Assembly updates and clarifications to the requirements for the regulation of wetlands. The committee is reviewing wetlands permitting standards, exemptions from wetlands permits, permit fees, and other issues related to wetlands regulation. Interested parties and members of the public are invited to testify at the hearing. Testimony from the public will begin at 10 a.m.

If you would like to testify at the hearing, contact Linda Leehman at lleehman@leg.state.vt.us or signup to speak at the hearing beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Community/Masonic Hall. The time for each witness to testify may be limited depending on the number who sign up.

If you plan to attend and need accommodations to participate, contact Linda Leehman by Nov. 18 so arrangements can be made in advance.

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