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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 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
Wisconsin Electric Power Co., Port Washington Generating Station WI0000922-8 Ozaukee June 25 reissuance 177KB   722KB
Lynn Enterprises WI0062413-1 Marathon June 17 issuance 140KB   35KB
Alfalawn Farms LLC WI0065706-1 Dunn June 17 issuance 126KB   29KB
Richfield Dairy LLC WI0064815-1-1 Adams June 17 modification 145KB   22KB
Augustian Farms LLC WI0063274-1 Kewaunee June 17 issuance/
799KB   54KB
Roth Feeder Pig Inc WI0063878-2 Crawford June 15 reissuance/
125KB   792KB
Flambeau River Papers LLC WI0003212-8 Price June 11 reissuance 251KB   1.9MB
Tidy View Dairy LLC WI0056839-5 Outagamie June 11 reissuance 130KB   30KB
Schuh View Dairy LLC WI0059129-4 Outagamie June 5 reissuance 130KB   31KB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Monday June 29 2015