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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
Rockland Sanitary District No.1 WI0022802-8 Manitowoc July 29 reissuance/
145KB 183KB 37KB
Lehmann Farms LLC WI0065463-1 Vernon July 28 issuance 165KB   3MB
J C Maurer & Sons Inc WI0064726-2 Sheboygan July 28 reissuance 145KB   37KB
Golden E Dairy LLC WI0064602-2 Washington July 28 reissuance 138KB   35KB
General Permit: Stormwater Associated with Land Disturbing Construction Activity WIS067831-5 statewide July 22 reissuance 318KB   256KB
WI Electric Power Co., Valley Power Plant WI0000931-5-1 Milwaukee July 19 modification 180KB   4MB
Woldt Farms LLC WI0065951-1 Calumet July 14 issuance 142KB   31KB
Expera Specialty Solutions LLC, Rhinelander WI0003026-9 Oneida July 14 reissuance 300KB   252KB
Expera Specialty Solutions LLC, Thilmany Mill WI0000825-9 Outagamie July 8 reissuance/
252KB 781KB 165KB
Schneider Farms Inc WI0065978-1 Calumet July 7 reissuance 149KB   35KB
Verso Quinnesec LLC WI0059480-4 Florence and
July 6 reissuance 65KB   74KB
Lakeview Dairy LLC WI0065668-1 Dodge July 1 issuance/
145KB   34KB
Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP, Day St. WI0001261-8-1 Brown July 1 modification 169KB   15KB
Green Bay Packaging Inc., Mill Division WI0000973-9 Brown June 28 reissuance/
208KB 310KB 464KB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Thursday July 28 2016