Stream Obstruction Regulations (Vermont)

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Place Vermont

Applies to States or Provinces Vermont
Name Stream Obstruction Regulations (Vermont)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small)
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


Vermont law prohibits the installation of a structure, such as a dam, that prevents fish movement, unless an approval has been granted by the Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife. For permits, contact the local Vermont Fish and Wildlife district office closest to the site.

Policy Contact

Department Department of Environmental Conservation
Division Fish and Wildlife Department
Address 1 National Life Drive, Main 2

Place Montpelier
Zip/Postal Code 5620
Phone 802.828.1535


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

Authority 1: 10 V.S.A. §4607