Citation: Historic Preservation (Vermont Stat. Ann. Title 22 Â§7).
Date Enacted: 1975, amended 1979, 1989, 1995
Summary: Vermontâ€™s historic preservation statute requires a coordinated preservation plan and environmental impact assessment before construction, mining, or development in order to protect archaeological and historic sites on state lands. The statute defines a site to include burial grounds; the state does not have a specific reburial or unmarked graves law. The state Advisory Council on Historic Preservation provides guidance to the Division of Historic Preservation but no direction is given requiring Native American participation on the Council. Permits are issued through the Division with the advice of the State Archaeologist. Violations of the law are a misdemeanor with fines up to $1,000 or jail for six months.
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Jurisdiction: State lands.
Statute of Limitations: Not specified.
Areas Covered Under Act: Archaeological and historic sites including burials.
Ownership: Not specified.
Review/Consultation Committee: No specific Native American participation is required on the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
Liable: Anyone who violates the act and disturbs a site without a permit.
Penalties: Violations of the law are a misdemeanor with fines up to $1,000 or jail for six months.
Exemptions: Not specified.
Permitting: Permits are issued by the Division of Historic Preservation.