Natural Resources Board
CRITERION 9(B) - PRIMARY AGRICULTURAL SOILS | APPLICATION FORMS
| E-NOTE INDEX
1 AND 10 ACRE TOWN LIST | DISTRICT COMMISSION TRAINING MANUAL | ACT 250 PERMIT PROCESS SURVEY
Criterion 9(L) Guidance
10 V.S.A. Sec. 6086b. -- Downtown Development District Findings
ACT 250 NOTICE; §6086b Downtown Development Findings; APPLICATION #3W1096; The Village at White River Junction and Main Street Renaissance, LLC
Act 250 Submission GuidelinesApplicants must submit 1 paper original and 1 electronic copy of each Act 250 application to the pertinent District Office (with the exception of District 2, which has an entirely paperless application submission process and no paper copies should be submitted in District 2). The electronic copy facilitates on-line access to Act 250 files for applicants, state agency staff, and the general public. The new comprehensive Application Guide contains newly adopted “Electronic Submission Guidelines” to provide applicants with specific instructions for preparing and submitting the electronic and paper versions of the application. The Guide, which is particularly helpful for first-time applicants, also includes contact information for other state agencies.
The Act 250 Application Form is a PDF fillable form automatically adjusts the questions and required information depending on the nature of the project. Schedule G is now a separate form that is downloadable from our website and must be saved to your computer, completed, and submitted, as instructed, to the Statutory Parties List. The new Act 250 Application Form is downloadable from our website and must be saved to your computer, completed, and submitted, as instructed, to the District Office. The PDF form also meets the requirements for the electronic copy of the application required according to the Guide above.
Please note that the PDF forms require Adobe Reader version 8.1 or higher to function properly. You can download the latest version of Reader for your system from Adobe Corporation.
To avoid losing any information you enter into the Act 250 Application and Schedule G forms, always save the forms to your computer before you start filling them in, and remember to save often thereafter while completing them.
You can save the forms to your computer by clicking on the link above and opening the form in your browser, or, if you are using a browser that does not open PDF-fillable forms (e.g., Google Chrome), right-click on the link and choose the option from the drop-down menu that allows you to save the form to your computer. Once saved to your computer, use Adobe Reader to fill in the form.
Communications facilities that meet Act 250 jurisdictional thresholds (see Jurisdictional Summary for Communications Facilities below for more information) must obtain a permit if the facility is not being reviewed by the Public Service Board (Sec. 248). If you are applying to construct such a communications facility, you should use the Communications Facilities Application, also available in two formats: Microsoft Word and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).
The Certificate of Actual Construction Costs must be filed within 1 month after construction has been substantially completed or 2 years from the date of the permit, whichever occurs first.
For permit applications which were complete prior to July 1, 2015, use this Certificate to report actual construction costs: Certificate of Actual Construction Costs (prior to July 1, 2015).
For permit applications which were complete on or after July 1, 2015, use this Certificate to report actual construction costs: Certificate of Actual Construction Costs (July 1, 2015 or after).
Please note that the Certification of Construction Costs form requires Adobe Reader version 8.1 or higher in order to function properly. You can download the latest version of Reader for your system as noted above.
Application Revision History is available here.
Act 250 Application Forms and Resources
Act 250 Application Form (see Application Guide for instructions)
District Statutory Email List (District 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9)
We do not anticipate many parties requesting paper copies, but wish to ensure that all participants continue to have access to application information. When there are requests for aspects of the applications or filings by parties to be printed in paper format, the District Office Technicians will contact applicants/parties.
Party Status Petition (And Hearing Request if Minor Application)Use this template form to prepare a written party status petition or a request for a hearing on a minor application.
Report on Improving Vermont’s Environmental Protection ProcessLegislative Report Prepared Pursuant to JRH.19 (R-264) (December 16, 2011)
Criterion 9(B) - Primary Agricultural Soils InformationThe Natural Resources Board has prepared or revised the following guidance materials to implement Criteria 9(B) and 9(C).
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) links:
District Commission Training ManualThe District Commission Training Manual is a new reference for District Environmental Commissioners, including chapters on each of the 10 criteria as well as legal issues, policies, and procedures. It also serves as a guide for Act 250 participants and others seeking a comprehensive source of information about the law and its implementation.
Please note that pursuant to the provisions of Act 115 (2004), "Prior decisions of the environmental board, water resources board, and waste facilities panel shall be given the same weight and consideration as prior decisions of the environmental court." See 10 V.S.A Sec. 8504(l).
E-NOTE INDEX DOWNLOAD FORMATS
Off-Site Mitigation ReportThe Vermont Department of Agriculture, Food and Markets and the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board have recently published a report entitled Act 250 Off-Site Mitigation Under Criterion 9(B): A Report by the Vermont Department of Agriculture, Food and Markets and the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board. This report examines the impact of off-site mitigation agreements, which have been used since 1991 to protect primary agricultural soils under Criterion 9(B) of Act 250.
General Act 250 InformationHearing Information (PDF)
Jurisdiction Categories (PDF)
ANR/Act 250 Project Review Sheet
Note: The free document viewer Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the Project Review Sheet. If you do not have the Reader you should download the latest version for your system from Adobe Corporation.
Comments? Contact the Webmaster.
A Vermont Government Website
Copyright © 2003 State Of Vermont - All rights reserved