10 V.S.A. Section 8007 authorizes the Secretary to accept an Assurance of Discontinuance (AOD) from a respondent for a violation as an alternative to administrative or judicial proceedings. An AOD is a written settlement agreement, signed by the Secretary and the respondent.
When an AOD is filed, the Environmental Court will sign the AOD if it is sufficient to carry out the purposes of 10 V.S.A. Chapter 201. When signed by the Environmental Court, an AOD becomes a Judicial Order.
Links to Final AODs since 1996 are below.
Final AODs issued by the Vermont Natural Resources Board can be found here.