The Natural Resources Board (NRB) consists of a full-time Chair, four citizen volunteer members, and up to five alternates. The NRB’s primary function is to administer Act 250. This includes supporting the District Environmental Commissions, procedural and substantive rulemaking, and participation in Act 250 appeals and enforcement matters before the Environmental Division of the Superior Court.
There are nine District Environmental Commissions, each composed of a chair, two members, and four alternates. The District Environmental Commissions are responsible for assuring that developments or subdivisions comply with Act 250’s ten criteria.
NRB staff support the NRB and District Environmental Commissions from 5 regional offices. Our offices are open by appointment only. If an in-person visit to one of our offices is necessary, please call the office to set up an appointment. To determine which Act 250 district your project is in, click on the town and county list below: