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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
Westfield, Village WI0022250-8 Marquette March 5 reissuance 198KB   280KB
Turtle Lake, Village WI0025631-10-1 Barron March 5 modification 203KB 104KB 42KB
Lynn Dairy / Lynn Protein Inc. WI0051152-7 Clark March 4 reissuance 168KB   141KB
Dorchester, Village WI0021571-8 Clark March 4 reissuance 162KB   195KB
Wild Rose, Village WI0060071-8 Waushara March 4 reissuance 199KB   495KB
Wisconsin Electric Power Co., Paris Generating Station WI0049131-3-1 Kenosha February 27 modification 105KB   42KB
Birlings Bovines LLC WI0064254-2 Outagamie February 24 reissuance 152KB   35KB
Canadian Pacific Railway WI0064351-2 Milwaukee February 20 reissuance 85KB   170KB
WDNR Governor Tommy Thompson Fish Hatchery WI0049191-4-1 Washburn February 19 modification 72KB   89KB
De Soto, Village WI0029793-10 Crawford February 19 reissuance 178KB   166KB
Sugar River Dairy LLC WI0063541-2 Green February 19 reissuance 67KB   20KB
Blanchardville, Village WI0021105-9 Lafayette February 19 reissuance 182KB   210KB
Highland, Village WI0036790-9 Iowa February 19 reissuance 157KB   216KB
High Point Farms LLC WI0065340-1 Lafayette February 19 issuance 130KB   1.2MB
Clinton, Village WI0022039-8 Rock February 19 reissuance 207KB   257KB
Mukwonago, Village WI0020265-9 Waukesha February 18 reissuance 178KB   244KB
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena WI0050725-8 Barron February 18 reissuance 142KB   531KB
Beloit, City WI0023370-9 Rock February 18 reissuance 235KB 159KB 272KB
Luck, Village WI0021482-9 Polk February 18 renotice/
347KB   586KB
Katzman Farms Inc., Hebron WI0065536-1 Jefferson February 18 issuance 142KB   1.8MB
ATI Ladish LLC WI0000728-7 Milwaukee February 17 reissuance 87KB   267KB
Balsam Lake, Village WI0020648-9 Polk February 17 reissuance 156KB   613KB
Amery, City WI0020125-9 Polk February 17 reissuance 144KB   297KB
Sharon, Village WI0022608-9 Walworth February 13 reissuance 207KB   226KB
Fontana-Walworth Water Pollution
Control Commission
WI0036021-6-1 Walworth February 13 modification 149KB   93KB
BelGioioso Cheese Inc., Denmark WI0051128-6 Brown February 13 reissuance/
122KB   348KB
Arkansaw Sanitary District WI0060232-9 Pepin February 12 reissuance 141KB   168KB
AMPI Blair Cheese Plant WI0003760-10 Trempealeau February 12 reissuance 104KB   95KB
Bay City, Village WI0061255-5 Pierce February 11 reissuance 162KB   271KB
Seneca Foods Corp., Clyman WI0002160-7 Dodge February 11 reissuance 273KB   1.1MB
Waldo Wastewater Utility WI0022471-9-1 Sheboygan February 11 modification 97KB  
Tauchen Harmony Valley Inc. WI0059391-4 Shawano February 11 reissuance 127KB   32KB
Neighborhood Dairy LLC WI0062618-3 Outagamie February 6 reissuance 128KB   30KB
Seven Oaks Dairy LLC WI0065447-1 Outagamie February 6 issuance 149KB   36KB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Thursday March 05 2015