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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 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 Date Permit Action Permit Draft Variance Documents Supporting Documents
Chippewa Falls, City WI0023604-9 Chippewa April 10 reissuance 214KB 162KB 87KB
Allens Inc., Pulaski WI0045080-5 Brown April 9 reissuance 159KB   616KB
Wisconsin Public Service Corp.,Pulliam Plant WI0000965-9-1 Brown April 8 modification/
confidential status request
119KB   1.4MB
Stoughton, City WI0020338-8 Dane April 3 reissuance 210KB 160KB 246KB
Oregon, Village WI0020681-8 Dane April 3 reissuance 211KB 159KB 388KB
UW Madison Charter Street
Heating Plant
WI0038296-8 Dane April 3 reissuance 66KB   75KB
Cedar Grove, Village WI0020711-8 Sheboygan April 3 reissuance 170KB 49KB 211KB
Lakeland College WI0029335-7 Sheboygan April 3 reissuance 149KB   126KB
Crystal Lake Sanitary District WI0035114-6 Barron April 2 reissuance 152KB   265KB
Land O'Lakes Sanitary District No.1 WI0029386-9 Vilas April 2 reissuance 152KB   692KB
Spooner, City WI0021067-9-1 Washburn March 27 modification 90KB   56KB
Readstown, Village WI0021661-9 Vernon March 27 reissuance 177KB   65KB
Lomira, Village WI0020532-8 Dodge March 27 reissuance 157KB 102KB 481KB
Brownsville, Village WI0021601-7 Dodge March 27 reissuance 235KB 103KB 103KB
Arcadia, City WI0023230-9 Trempealeau March 27 reissuance 207KB   198KB
Ripon, City WI0021032-8 Fond du Lac March 27 reissuance 220KB 284KB 633KB
W C C Flats Inc. WI0058866-2 Sauk March 27 reissuance 143KB   448KB
Lebanon Sanitary District No.1 WI0031364-7 Dodge March 26 reissuance 207KB 154KB 169KB
United Meadows Dairy LLC WI0064106-2 Brown March 26 reissuance 205KB   31KB
Schairer Farms WI0062383-2 Marathon March 26 reissuance 145KB   38KB
Burr Oak Heifers LLC WI0061824-3 Adams March 12 informational
151KB   36KB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Wednesday April 16 2014