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Vermont Secretary of Natural Resources
|Vermont Secretary of Natural Resources|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2010 FY Budget:||$3,830,378|
|Length of term:||Serves at the pleasure of the governor|
|Authority:||Vermont State Code, Title 3, Chapter 51, Section 2802|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by Governor|
|Assumed office:||January 2011|
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|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Auditor • Superintendent of Education • Agriculture Commissioner • Insurance Commissioner • Natural Resources Commissioner • Labor Commissioner • Public Service Board|
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is established in Title 3, Chapter 51, Section 2802 of the Vermont State Code.
3 V.S.A. § 2802:
|(a) An agency of natural resources is created...|
There are no specific qualifications for this office.
The secretary heads the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, which is responsible "for protecting Vermont's environment, natural resources and wildlife and for maintaining Vermont's forests and state parks." The specific duties of the secretary are outlined in Title 3, Chapter 51, Section 2825 of the Vermont State Code:
- coordinate the activities of the various departments and divisions of the agency for the proper development, management and preservation of Vermont's natural resources
- develop policies for the proper and beneficial development, management, and preservation of resources in harmony with the state comprehensive planning program
- promote the effective application of these policies by the departments and divisions affected
- may direct the commissioner of finance and management to pay monies from the outdoor recreation land and water conservation fund to state agencies or to a municipality for recreational projects in accordance with the conditions of Public Law 88-578
- may enter into contracts and agreements with agencies of the United States and furnish to the agencies reports and information necessary to enable their officials to perform their duties under Public Law 88-578, and amendments thereto
- may delegate authorities and duties assigned to him or her by statute
- Air Pollution Control
- Compliance and Enforcement
- Dam Safety
- Facilities Engineering
- State Lands
- Waste Management
- Wastewater Management
- Water Supply
- Water Quality
The budget for the Department of Natural Resources (administration only) in Fiscal Year 2010 was $5,361,444.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
In 2012, the Vermont Secretary of Natural Resources was paid an estimated $115,606 according to the Council of State Governments.
Agency of Natural Resources
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-0301
- Phone: (802) 241-3600
- Fax: (802) 244-1102
- Anr.state.VT.us, "Secretary Markowitz's biography," accessed November 28, 2011
- Vermont Statutes Online, "Title 3, Chapter 51, Section 2821," accessed November 28, 2011
- Vermont Statutes Online, "Title 3, Chapter 51, Section 2823," accessed November 28, 2011
- Vermont Statutes Online, "3 V.S.A. § 2825. Duties of the secretary," accessed November 29, 2011
- Vermont Department of Finance and Management, "FY10 Appropriations Act (2009, Act 1 special session," accessed April 5, 2013
- The Council of State Governments,"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved April 23, 2011