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DNR seeks public comment on Forest County Potawatomi request for Clean Water Act authorization

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Published: April 16, 2014 by the Central Office

Contact(s): Brian Weigel, 608-266-9277

MADISON - The Forest County Potawatomi Community has applied to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for authorization to administer water quality standards under the federal Clean Water Act.

Under sections 303(c), 401 and 518(e) of the act, the approval would allow the tribe to adopt, review and revise water quality standards and to certify that discharges comply with the tribe's standards for surface water on reservation lands within Forest County.

The EPA is reviewing the application and has asked for public comment through the Department of Natural Resources. Comments should be received via email or postmarked by May 9, 2014.

Comments can be emailed to Written comments may be mailed to Brian Weigel, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 101 S. Webster St., P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707.

Copies of the application are available on EPA's website at the following link,, or by contacting David Horak, 312-353-4306.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Weigel, 608-266-9277

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Last Revised: Wednesday, April 16, 2014