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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
Albany, Village WI0021199-9 Green May 21 reissuance 188KB   353KB
Bomaz Farms WI0064505-2 St. Croix May 21 reissuance 130KB   29KB
Van Ryn Dairy WI0062898-3 Trempealeau May 21 reissuance 126KB   29KB
Hanson Sanitation and Excavating WI0059463-4 Shawano May 21 reissuance 62KB   26KB
Markesan, City WI0024619-8 Douglas May 21 reissuance 200KB   351KB
Rohan Dairy Farms LLC WI0064521-2 Outagamie May 21 reissuance 158KB   34KB
New Glarus, Village WI0020061-9 Green May 21 reissuance 204KB   270KB
Reeseville, Village WI0028509-8 Dodge May 21 reissuance 176KB   422KB
Ocooch Dairy WI0065081-2 Vernon May 21 reissuance 148KB   757KB
Five Star Dairy WI0061395-4 Dunn May 20 reissuance 120KB   27KB
Son Bow Farms Inc. WI0062928-3 Pierce May 20 reissuance 120KB   28KB
Daniel J Schultz WI0065633-1 Jackson May 20 issuance 133KB   32KB
Arena Cheese Inc. WI0052035-8 Iowa May 20 reissuance 90KB   21KB
Monroe, City WI0020362-8 Green May 20 reissuance 218KB   359KB
Allenton Sanitary District WI0028053-9 Washington May 20 reissuance 196KB   462KB
Tigerton, Village WI0022349-8 Shawano May 20 reissuance 181KB   208KB
Verhasselt Farms Ltd WI0049034-5 Outagamie May 20 reissuance 134KB   31KB
Luxemburg, Village WI0021911-8 Kewaunee May 20 reissuance 107KB   21KB
Mattoon, Village WI0060160-8 Shawano May 20 reissuance 169KB   807KB
Midwest Energy Resources Co. WI0038946-10 Douglas May 19 reissuance 88KB   1.2MB
Enbridge Energy LP WI0044393-6 Douglas May 19 reissuance 107KB   2.3MB
Emerald Dairy LLC WI0059315-4 St. Croix May 19 reissuance 163KB   29KB
Platte River Pigs LLC WI0065412-1 Grant May 14 issuance 146KB   1.12MB
Hub Rock Sanitary District No.1 WI0049689-4 Richland May 14 reissuance 201KB   460KB
Siren, Village WI0028924-9 Burnett May 13 reissuance 163KB 229KB 461KB
Nagel Dairy Farm LLC WI0063819-2 Langlade May 13 reissuance 36KB   36KB
Blue Royal Valley Dairy WI0064203-2 Manitowoc May 13 reissuance 110KB   35KB
Green Lake, City WI0021776-8 Green Lake May 7 renotice/
196KB   406KB
Osseo, City WI0025046-10 Trempealeau May 7 reissuance 196KB   199KB
Stockbridge, Village WI0021393-8 Calumet May 7 reissuance 180KB   270KB
MHC Arrowhead LLC WI0031909-7 Juneau May 6 reissuance 131KB   187KB
Hortonville Village WI0022896-8 Outagamie May 6 reissuance 179KB   383KB
Foremost Farms USA Coop., Marshfield WI0037982-9 Wood May 6 reissuance 117KB   57KB
Phillips, City WI0021539-8-1 Price April 30 modification 123KB   42KB
Phillips Plating Corporation WI0041149-7-1 Price April 30 modification 120KB   41KB
Radisson, Village WI0060798-9 Sawyer April 29 reissuance 139KB   185KB
Ripps Dairy Valley LLC WI0062529-3 Dane April 28 reissuance 145KB   1.6MB
West Salem, Village WI0020389-9 La Crosse April 24 reissuance 174KB   73KB
Lancaster, City WI0024503-9 Grant April 23 reissuance 213KB 289KB 399KB
BelGioioso Cheese Inc., Sherwood WI0027201-7 Calumet April 22 reissuance 147KB   363KB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Thursday May 21 2015