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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
Dodgeville, City WI0026913-7 Iowa September 18 reissuance 214KB   864KB
Sunset Farms Inc. WI0058971-4 Washington September 17 reissuance 138KB   35KB
Kieler Farms Inc WI0063126-1 Grant September 17 issuance 156KB   3MB
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System - Sheboygan, City WIS049867-3 Sheboygan September 17 reissuance 271KB   27KB
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System - Sheboygan, Town WIS064050-2 Sheboygan September 17 reissuance 275KB   27KB
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System - Sheboygan Falls, City WIS049948-3 Sheboygan September 17 reissuance 276KB   27KB
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System - Wilson, Village WIS064068-2 Sheboygan September 17 reissuance 298KB   69KB
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System - Kohler, Village WIS064076-2 Sheboygan September 17 reissuance 274KB   27KB
Hilltop Dairy LLC WI0063983-2 Green Lake September 11 reissuance 139KB   33KB
Dallmann East River Dairy LLC WI0063681-2 Calumet September 11 reissuance 128KB   33KB
Seneca Foods Corp., Ripon WI0001163-9 Fond du Lac September 11 reissuance 120KB   54KB
Antigo, City WI0022144-9 Langlade September 10 reissuance 206KB 160KB 662KB
Cedar Grove, Village WI0020711-8 Sheboygan September 10 renotice/
170KB   222KB
Country Aire Farms LLC WI0059200-4 Brown September 10 reissuance 133KB   37KB
Ferryville, Village WI0020974-9 Crawford August 28 reissuance 147KB   165KB
Racine Wastewater Utility WI0025194-8 Racine August 28 reissuance 218KB   658KB
Lake Holcombe Sanitary District 1 WI0028339-10 Chippewa August 28 reissuance 148KB   158KB
General Permit: Short Duration Discharge WI0059137-4 Statewide August 28 reissuance 36KB   27KB
Ho-Chunk Nation, Crocketts Resort WI0061263-6 Juneau August 27 reissuance 148KB   62KB
Double P Dairy LLC WI0062031-3 Marathon August 27 reissuance 128KB   42KB
Ostrowski Farms Inc. WI0062367-3 Marathon August 25 reissuance 133KB   45KB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Monday September 22 2014