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Governor Phil Scott announced organizational changes to modernize the State’s public safety and select permitting and regulatory functions to better serve Vermonters, increase efficiency and improve these systems. 

  • Executive Order 01-21 creates the Agency of Public Safety, though the order is structured as a framework for the agency with a gradual implementation. This approach allows for discussion and input from the Vermont Legislature, which has contemplated this move in previous years.
  • Executive Order 02-21 modernizes the Natural Resources Board and its district commissions. The existing board was developed under Act 250, which has operated under similar administrative structures for over 50 years. This move is the culmination of numerous studies, reports, and bills that have all recommended similar action dating back as far as 1974.

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