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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
Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., Kenosha WI0062561-3 Kenosha October 17 reissuance 67KB   193KB
Cross Plains, Village WI0065242-1 Dane October 16 issuance/
144KB   384KB
Delafield-Hartland Pollution Control Commission WI0032026-8 Waukesha October 16 reissuance 233KB   368KB
Maple Leaf Farms Downy Duck Farm WI0053376-6 Racine October 15 reissuance 123KB   789KB
Baker Cheese Factory Inc. WI0050521-9 Fond du Lac October 15 revocation/
129KB   410KB
Baldwin, Village WI0026891-9 St. Croix October 14 reissuance 182KB   86KB
Berlin, City WI0021229-9 Waushara October 9 reissuance 209KB   296KB
Juneau, City WI0021474-8-1 Dodge October 9 modification 99KB   62KB
Sunrise Dairy LLC WI0059447-3 Oconto October 8 reissuance 126KB   33KB
New Lisbon, City WI0020699-9 Juneau October 8 reissuance 177KB   86KB
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Combined WI0036820-3-1 Milwaukee October 3 modification/
352KB   229KB
Menomonie, City WI0024708-9 Dunn October 1 reissuance 214KB   84KB
Pond Hill Dairy LLC WI0062341-3 Jefferson October 1 reissuance 154KB   9.7MB
Little Rapids Corp., Shawano Specialty Papers WI0001341-9 Shawano October 1 reissuance 121KB   338KB
Tri-Star Dairy Inc. WI0062111-3 Wood September 29 reissuance 133KB   37KB
Soldiers Grove, Village WI0022241-9 Crawford September 25 reissuance 199KB   77KB
Maize N Bacon Inc. WI0049042-3 Sauk September 24 reissuance 128KB   45KB
Niagara, City WI0029467-9 Marinette September 24 reissuance 166KB   354KB
Dodgeville, City WI0026913-7 Iowa September 18 reissuance 214KB   864KB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Monday October 20 2014