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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
Grand View Sanitary District WI0035131-6 Bayfield July 30 reissuance 142KB   760KB
Port Edwards, Village WI0020451-9 Wood July 29 reissuance 184KB   75KB
Trillium Hill Farms Inc. WI0063274-1 Green Lake July 23 issuance 799KB   54KB
Nekoosa, City WI0020613-8 Wood July 22 reissuance 174KB   89KB
Pukall Lumber Co., Inc. WI0063011-3 Vilas July 10 reissuance 123KB   25KB
Conrath, Village WI0032522-6 Rusk July 9 reissuance 149KB   186KB
Three Lakes Sanitary District No.1 WI0022853-9 Oneida July 8 reissuance 166KB 106KB 298KB
Western Racine County Sewerage District WI0028754-9 Racine July 3 reissuance 208KB 164KB 473KB
Enbridge Energy LP WI0044393-6 Douglas July 3 informational
107KB   2.3MB
Hewitt Sanitary District WI0031275-9 Wood July 2 reissuance 182KB 120KB 116KB
Augustian Farms LLC WI0063274-1 Kewaunee June 17 issuance/
799KB   54KB
Roth Feeder Pig Inc WI0063878-2 Crawford June 15 reissuance/
125KB   792KB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Wednesday July 29 2015