Just the Facts on Act 250

Just the Facts on Act 250

Act 250 an ‘obstacle’ to economic development? Not really.

Here are the facts from 2007 (a year generally typical of recent years…) :

* Number of applications: 428

* Number denied: four (0.9 percent)

* Percent of Act 250 applications processed as minors or administrative amendments (no public hearing unless requested): 83 percent

* Median processing time at District Commission level: 35 days

* Percentage of permits issued w/in 60 days: 65 percent

* Percentage issued within 120 days: 81 percent

* Estimated percent of Act 250 decisions appealed to the Environmental Court: 1-2 percent Estimated 60 percent of all development in the state does not fall under Act 250

Source: Natural Resources Board 2008 Annual Report