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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 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 Date Permit Action Permit Draft Variance Documents Supporting Documents
Prescott, City WI0022403-9 Pierce July 17 reissuance 160KB   166KB
Omro, City WI0025011-8 Winnebago July 17 reissuance 177KB   262KB
Cranberry Creek Dairy LLC WI0063274-1 Dunn July 16 reissuance 799KB   54KB
Maple Ridge Dairy Business LLC WI0061832-3 Marathon July 16 reissuance 151KB   56KB
Cuba City, City WI0022217-9 Grant July 3 reissuance 200KB   469KB
Dachel Hog Farm WI0063762-2 Chippewa July 3 reissuance 116KB   27KB
Casco, Village WI0023566-7 Kewaunee July 3 reissuance 205KB   573KB
Eagle River, City WI0022004-9 Vilas July 2 reissuance 163KB   278KB
Pepin, Village WI0022811-9 Pepin June 26 reissuance 157KB   51KB
Dells Boat Tours LLC, Cold Water Canyon WI0060674-8 Adams June 25 reissuance 132KB   18KB
Dells Boat Tours LLC, Witches Gulch WI0060682-8 Adams June 25 reissuance 129KB   17KB
Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., Babcock WI0039071-9 Wood June 25 reissuance 105KB   56KB
Clarks Mills Dairy Farm LLP WI0065137-1 Manitowoc June 25 issuance 128KB   33KB
Clarks Mills Sanitary District WI0036030-5 Manitowoc June 25 reissuance 164KB   267KB
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District WI0032263-3 Douglas June 24 reissuance 16KB   25KB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Thursday July 17 2014