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Act 250 is Vermont's Land Use and Development Act. The law passed in 1970 by the Vermont legislature is designed to mitigate the effects of development through an application process that addresses the environmental and community impacts of projects that exceed a threshold in size.
We review all applications for conformance with the Ruland Regional Plan and provide comments to the Act 250 District Commission.
Section 248 is similar to Act 250 except only used for electric generation and telecommunication facilities. A Certificate of Public Good issued by the Public Utility Commission is required be a project begins.
We review all applications for conformance with the Ruland Regional Plan and provide comments to the Public Utility Commission.
Regional planning commissions have a duty to provide comment on regionally significant projects, that because of size, location, or type of development require an Act 250 (land use), § 248 (energy generation), or § 248a (communications facility) permit.24 V.S.A. Section 4345a. We review all applications brought before us and bring them before the Regional Committee for consideration.