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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
Wayside Dairy LLC WI0061948-3 Brown December 3 reissuance 1174KB   30KB
PPG Industries Inc. WI0029149-6 Milwaukee December 3 reissuance 98KB   289KB
Cottonwood Dairy LLC WI0059021-3 Lafayette November 27 reissuance 151KB   1.1MB
Alma Center, Village WI0021385-9 Jackson November 26 reissuance 174KB   302KB
AMPI Jim Falls Division WI0003476-9 Chippewa November 26 reissuance/
197KB   557KB
Lodi Canning Co. WI0002658-8 Columbia November 26 reissuance 152KB   426KB
Sextonville Sanitary District No.1 WI0060038-8 Richland November 20 reissuance 178KB   253KB
Wilton,Village WI0022462-9 Monroe November 20 reissuance 182KB   182KB
Foremost Farms USA Coop, Lancaster WI0062308-3 Grant November 20 reissuance 205KB   792KB
Johnson Hill Farm LLC WI0065111-1 Manitowoc November 20 issuance 138KB   35KB
Dairymen's Inc. WI0058343-5 Vilas November 19 reissuance 19KB   60KB
Madison Gas & Electric Compensatory Recharge WI0063088-2-1 Dane November 19 modification 76KB   22KB
Johnson Creek, Village WI0022161-9 Jefferson November 19 reissuance 208KB   395KB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Thursday December 18 2014