Rules on Aesthetic Mitigation and Decommissioning

Proposed Rules on Aesthetic Mitigation and Decommissioning

Act 174 requires the Board to file proposed rules on maintenance of aesthetic mitigation measures and decommissioning. 

As prescribed in Act 174, the Department of Public Service filed a petition and draft rules with the Board on November 1, 2016. The Board solicited comments on the Department of Public Service draft rules on November 9, 2016. Based on the comments received, the Board filed proposed rules with the Secretary of State on December 15, 2016.   

The three proposed rules filed by the Board:

Proposed rule on the installation and maintenance of aesthetic mitigation measures

Proposed rule on the decommissioning of electric generation, electric transmission, and natural gas facilities

Proposed Amendments to Board Rule 5.400 (conforming amendments necessary to implement the proposed rule on decommissioning.

Remaining Steps

As described in the memorandum announcing the filing of the proposed rules, the Board is inviting comment on the proposed rules consistent with the schedule outlined below:

March 9, 2017 at 9:30 A.M.: Workshop with Board staff.  (Transcript)

March 31, 2017: Final Comment deadline. 

Initial Comments on Rules

On March 2, 2017, the Department of Public Service filed its initial comments on the proposed rules.  The Department's comments are available here:

Department comments on aesthetic mitigation rule.

Department comments on decommissioning rule.

On March 13, 2017, the Two-Rivers Ottaquechee Regional Commission submitted comments on the rule, available here:

Two-Rivers Ottaquechee comments.

Contact Information

Judith C. Whitney
Clerk of the Board
112 State Street
Montpelier, VT  05620-2701
(802) 828-2358
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