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District Commission Training Manual

      
  1. Statute and Rules
    1. 10 V.S.A. Chapter 151 (Act 250 Statute) (July 1, 2015)
    2. Act 250 Rules (December 4, 2015)
  2. Act 250 Criteria
    1. Criterion 1(Air)
    2. Criterion 1(Water)
    3. Criterion 1(Headwaters)
    4. Criterion 1(B)(Waste Disposal)
    5. Criterion 1(C)(Water Conservation)
    6. Criterion 1(D)(Floodways)
    7. Criterion 1(E)(Streams)
    8. Criterion1(F)(Shorelines)
    9. Criterion 1(G)(Wetlands)
    10. Criterion 2(Water supply)
    11. Criterion 3(Impact on water supply)
    12. Criterion 4(Erosion and capacity of soil to hold water)
    13. Criterion 5(Transportation)
    14. Criterion 6(Educational services)
    15. Criterion 7(Municipal services)
    16. Criterion 8(Aesthetics, scenic and natural beauty)
    17. Criterion 8(Historic sites)
    18. Criterion 8(Historic sites - archeology)
    19. Criterion 8(Rare and irreplaceable natural areas)
    20. Criterion 8(A)(Necessary wildlife habitat)
    21. Criterion 9(A)(Impact of Growth)
    22. Criterion 9(B)(Primary Agricultural Soils)
    23. Criterion 9(C)(Productive Forest Soils)
    24. Criterion 9(D)(Earth Resources)
    25. Criterion 9(E)(Extraction of Earth Resources)
    26. Criterion 9(F)(Energy conservation)
    27. Criterion 9(G)(Private utility services)
    28. Criterion 9(H)(Costs of scattered development)
    29. Criterion 9(J)(Public utility services)
    30. Criterion 9(K)(Public investments)
    31. Criterion 9(L)(Settlement patterns) UNDER REVISION
    32. Criterion 10(Local and Regional Plan)
  3. Legal Issues, Procedures, and Guidance
    1. Evidence in Act 250 Proceedings (August 9, 2005) (Privileged and Confidential)
    2. Party Status: Participation in Act 250 Proceedings (December 2012)
    3. District Commission Decisions: Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law (August 9, 2005)
    4. Overview of Ethical Considerations for Commission Members (September 26, 2008)
    5. Ethics Disclosure Checklist (Sept. 8, 2004)
    6. Stonybrook
    7. Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA)
  4. Policies, Procedures, and Publications
    1. Hearing Information
    2. Jurisdiction Categories
    3. Performance Standards (Nov. 6, 2002)
    4. District Commission Hearing Procedure
    5. Sample Hearing Script
    6. Criterion 9(B)(Primary agricultural soils)
      1. Guidance Document: Criterion 9(B) of Title 10: Protection of Primary Agricultural Soils (Effective July 1, 2006)
      2. Flow Chart
    7. Rule 51 Procedure (June 23, 2004)
    8. Act 250 Brochure

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