- Associated Press - Saturday, October 22, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The state of Vermont has created new rules for protecting water quality during logging operations. The so-called “accepted management practices” stem from a new state water quality law passed in 2015.

Officials say they call for more flexible interpretation, more effective implementation and more access to enforcement when necessary.

A landowner or logger who chooses not to implement the rules may be subject to enforcement action and significant penalties if state waters are harmed by a logging operation.

The rules are available on the website of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.

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