• Officials to send lake cleanup plan
    April 01,2014
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    lake cleanup plan

    Vermont officials will be sending off a plan to reduce storm-water runoff into Lake Champlain to avoid costly federal intervention.

    The implementation plan was due to be sent to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday.

    Environmental Conservation Commissioner David Mears says the goal was to send the plan Monday and they will post the plan on their website today.

    The plan includes enhancing water quality rules for agriculture, requiring additional storm-water treatment for developed areas, building green infrastructure, funneling drainage from roads and improving rules for managing floodplains.

    If the plans do not meet EPA expectations, Vermont could face expensive regulations on sewage plants. Gov. Peter Shumlin is expected to sign a letter committing the state to the plans by the end of April.
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