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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
Brakebush Brothers Inc. WI0051527-9 Marquette May 26 reissuance 129KB   1.4MB
Grantsburg, Village WI0060429-9 Burnett May 25 reissuance 174KB   412KB
Selwood Farm POA WI0061654-3 Columbia May 25 reissuance 160KB   172KB
NextEra Energy Point Beach WI0000975-8 Manitowoc May 23 re-notice/
733KB   1.9MB
Wyocena, Village WI0060950-8 Columbia May 20 reissuance 174KB   518KB
Morrison Sanitary District No.1 WI0036773-5 Brown May 20 reissuance 178KB   518KB
Whitelaw, Village WI0022047-9 Manitowoc May 20 reissuance 178KB   486KB
Brokaw, Village WI0022136-9 Marathon May 20 reissuance 174KB   71KB
Francis Creek, Village WI0021377-8 Manitowoc May 20 reissuance 159KB   4.8MB
Wheatland Estates MHP WI0031011-9 Kenosha May 19 reissuance 174KB   303KB
Crivitz, Village WI0060372-8 Marinette May 19 reissuance 163KB   550KB
Sullivan Sanitary District No.1 WI0031844-7 Jefferson May 18 reissuance 207KB   271KB
Fredonia, Village WI0020800-9 Ozaukee May 18 reissuance 205KB   303KB
Goetz Companies Inc., Portage Petro Travel Plaza WI0035998-6 Columbia May 18 reissuance 190KB   251KB
Schreiber Foods Inc., Merlin G Bush Plant WI0004499-8 Brown May 18 reissuance 59KB   58KB
Loganville, Village WI0029114-9 Sauk May 18 reissuance 60KB   365KB
East Troy, Village WI0020397-9 Walworth May 11 reissuance/
211KB 127KB 388KB
Birnamwood, Village WI0022691-9 Shawano May 5 reissuance 180KB   574KB
Ron Ziegler Farm WI0065919-1 Columbia May 5 issuance 137KB   1.5MB
Dairyland Power Cooperative, Alma WI0040223-8 Buffalo May 5 reissuance/
131KB 220KB 469KB
Northern Door Cherry Corporation WI0055131-7 Door April 30 reissuance 88KB   68KB
Ashland Sewage Utility WI0030767-9 Ashland April 27 reissuance 209KB   412KB
Kelly Lake Sanitary District No.1 WI0060224-8 Oconto April 27 reissuance 150KB   123KB
Glacier Rock Enterprises Inc. WI0058581-5 Manitowoc April 27 reissuance 62KB   18KB
Portage, City WI0020427-10 Columbia April 8 reissuance/
196KB 165KB 371KB
Wisconsin Power & Light Company,
Nelson Dewey Generating Station
WI0002381-7 Grant April 7 reissuance/
144KB 277KB 861KB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Wednesday May 25 2016