Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-0401
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The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) along with the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, and the Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation, is part of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.

The DEC manages water and air quality; regulates solid and hazardous wastes; and administers a number of voluntary pollution and waste reduction programs. Among other responsibilities, department staff members collect data; conduct research; run volunteer programs; develop educational and outreach materials and programs; administer grants; and work with conservation organizations and state and federal agencies to examine critical environmental issues.