Details for Proposed State Rules

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PROPOSED STATE RULES

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By law, public notice of proposed rules must be given by publication in newspapers
of record. The purpose of these notices is to give the public a chance to respond to
the proposals. The public notices for administrative rules are now also available
online at https://secure.vermont.gov/SOS/rules/. The law requires an agency to hold
a public hearing on a proposed rule, if requested to do so in writing by 25 persons
or an association having at least 25 members.
To make special arrangements for individuals with disabilities or special needs please
call or write the contact person listed below as soon as possible.
To obtain further information concerning any scheduled hearing(s), obtain copies of
proposed rule(s) or submit comments regarding proposed rule(s), please call or write
the contact person listed below. You may also submit comments in writing to the
Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules, State House, Montpelier, Vermont
05602 (802-828-2231).
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Special Education Finance and Census-Based Funding.
Vermont Proposed Rule: 20P011
AGENCY: Department of Education / Vermont Board of Education
CONCISE SUMMARY: Act 173 of 2018 shifts the funding mechanism of special
education from a reimbursement system to a block grant system by 2025. The new
model aims to simplify administration of funds at both state and local levels and
align with policy priorities around special education service delivery. These rules
establish administrative requirements necessary to shift state special education
funding from a reimbursement to a census-based structure; guide the use of special
education funds consistent with state and federal requirements; prioritize the special
education entitlement conferred by the Individuals with Disabilities Education
Act (IDEA); establish a special education fiscal monitoring process; and outline an
evaluation process designed to assess the achievement of the goals of Act 173
(2018). These rules are written with an effective date of July 1, 2021.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Emily Simmons, Agency of Education,
1 National Life Drive, Davis 5, Montpelier, VT 05602-2501 Tel: 802-828-1518 Fax:
802-828-6430 Email: emily.simmons@vermont.gov URL: https://education.vermont
.gov/state-board-councils/state-board/rulemaking.
FOR COPIES: Judy Cutler, Agency of Education, 1 National Life Drive, Davis 5,
Montpelier, VT 05602-2501 Tel: 802-828-0079 Fax: 802-828-6430 Email: judy.cutler
@vermont.gov.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Special Education Rules, Parts B (Ages 3-22) and C (Birth to Age 3).
Vermont Proposed Rule: 20P012
AGENCY: Department of Education / Vermont Board of Education
CONCISE SUMMARY: Act 173 of 2018 shifts the funding mechanism of special
education from a reimbursement system to a block grant system by 2025. The new
model aims to simplify administration of funds at both state and local levels, and
align with policy priorities around special education service delivery. These rules will
separate special education funding requirements from programmatic and service
delivery requirements. Additionally, this amendment aligns with state and federal
regulations, improves clarity, and makes technical corrections. Substantive revisions
include: revising the definition of “special education services” to correspond with
the federal definition, adding available interpreting services, clarifying and updating
Essential Early Education rules, revising the Initial Evaluation rule for conformity with
Act 173 (2018), and adding a special education monitoring rule. These rules are
written with an effective date of July 1, 2021.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Judy Cutler, Agency of Education,
1 National Life Drive, Davis 5, Montpelier, VT 05602-2501 Tel: 802-828-0079 Fax: 802828-6430 Email: judy.cutler@vermont.gov URL: https://education.vermont.gov/stateboard-councils/state-board/rulemaking.
FOR COPIES: Emily Simmons, Agency of Education, 1 National Life Drive, Davis 5,
Montpelier, VT 05602-2501 Tel: 802-828-1518 Fax: 802-828-6430 Email:
emily.simmons@vermont.gov.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Underground Storage Tank (UST) Rules.
Vermont Proposed Rule: 20P013
AGENCY: Agency of Natural Resources, Environmental Conservation
CONCISE SUMMARY: This is an update of the existing Underground Storage Tank
Rules (effective October 13, 2018). These rules mirror Federal regulations and are a
major factor in EPA’s delegation of the program to the State. The rule regulates the
installation and operation of underground storage tank systems that store gasoline,
diesel fuel, heating oil, kerosene, used oil, and other hazardous materials. These
materials have great potential to affect human health and the environment, and the
rules serve to minimize the potential threat from the underground storage tank
systems. The 2020 changes will not include any new requirements that tank owners
and operators must deal with, but will streamline requirements making it easier for
the regulated community to comply when a facility changes ownership or important
repairs are needed.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Ted Unkles, Agency of Natural Resources,
Department of Environmental Conservation Waste Management & Prevention
Division, 1 National Life Drive, Davis 1, Montpelier VT 05620-3704 Tel: 802-5220488 Fax: 802-828-1011 Email: ted.unkles@vermont.gov URL: https://dec.vermont.
gov/waste-management/storage-tanks.
FOR COPIES: Jaymi Cleland, Agency of Natural Resources, Department of
Environmental Conservation Waste Management & Prevention Division, 1 National
Life Drive, Davis 1, Montpelier VT 05620-3704 Tel: 802-917-1386 Fax: 802-828-1011
Email: jaymi.cleland@vermont.gov.

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