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Why we regulate
Learn what types of wastewater discharges are regulated and how
Plan review
The DNR reviews plans for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plant construction
Discharge permits
Wastewater discharges to surface or groundwaters

WPDES Permits on public notice

Public notices are required by law to alert interested members of the public of the DNR's intention to authorize a Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) discharge to a water of the state. The notices are posted here on the DNR website for 30 days and are also published once in the legal notices section of the local newspaper in the vicinity of the facility. The notice identifies the facility by name, indicates where the discharge is located, and briefly describes the facility's activities.

Public comments procedure

The public notice document explains how to get more information or comment on the proposed permit action. A member of the public may submit written comments or request that the Department hold a public informational hearing. For comments or requests to be timely, they must be submitted within 30 days from the date of public notice, unless otherwise indicated in the notice.

Public participation procedures are detailed in NR 203, Wis. Adm. Code [PDF, exit DNR].

Permit issuance process

The process the DNR follows in issuing WPDES wastewater permits is explained in the overview of the WPDES wastewater permit process. Permits are not considered final and issued until they have been signed and dated by appropriate DNR staff. Final copies of WPDES wastewater permits are not available from the DNR website. Please contact the permit drafter indicated in the notice directly to obtain a copy of a final (issued) permit. Copies of permit applications can also be obtained by contacting the permit drafter.

Proposed permit documents

To view a public notice, click on the date of public notice indicated below under the column heading entitled "Notice Publication Date". The proposed permit can be downloaded by clicking on the file size indicated under the column entitled "Permit Draft". Other supporting documents, when available, are also provided. These may include the Fact Sheet, Water Quality Based Effluent Limits (WQBEL) Memo, compliance determination, facility diagram, variance documentation (if applicable) and other documents, depending on the permit action being taken and type of discharge. All documents are in PDF format.

Permittee Permit No. County Notice Publication Date Permit Action Permit Draft Variance
Deans Eggs, Nature Link Farms LLC WI0064416-2 Jefferson July 20 reissuance 122KB   37KB
Suring, Village WI0020877-10 Oconto July 19 reissuance 144KB   690KB
Hixton, Village WI0024236-10 Jackson July 19 reissuance 169KB   355KB
Shiocton, Village WI0028100-9 Outagamie July 19 reissuance 168KB   181KB
Oakfield, Village WI0024988-8 Fond du Lac July 19 reissuance 194KB   181KB
Knut Sons Inc. WI0049492-4 Barron July 19 reissuance 146KB   43KB
Catawba-Kennan Joint Sewage Commission WI0061701-4 Price July 13 reissuance 133KB   342KB
Kerry Inc., Vesper WI0061930-4 Wood July 13 reissuance 80KB   37KB
Iron Mountain Kingsford Joint Sewage Board WI0035807-8 Florence/
July 12 reissuance 93KB   34KB
Hewitt Sanitary District WI0031275-9 Wood July 7 reissuance 180KB   133KB
School District of Superior WI0035866-7 Douglas July 7 reissuance 138KB   300KB
Pine Breeze Dairy LLC WI0066214-1 Waushara July 6 reissuance 140KB   32KB
Luckwaldt Agriculture Inc. WI0064751-2 St. Croix June 29 reissuance 137KB   40KB
Paddock Lake, Village WI0025062-9-1 Kenosha June 29 modification 153KB   111KB
Jackson, Village WI0021806-7 Washington June 29 reissuance 206KB   273KB
Richfield Dairy LLC WI0064815-2 Adams June 28 prehearing
Eagle Lake Sewer Utility WI0031526-8 Racine June 22 prehearing
WI Public Service Corp.,
Weston Generating Station
WI0042765-8 Marathon June 15 reissuance/
145KB 2MB 1.4MB
General Permit for Ballast Water Discharge WI0063835-2 N/A June 6 prehearing
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Friday July 21 2017