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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
West Salem, Village WI0020389-9 La Crosse April 24 reissuance 174KB   73KB
Lancaster, City WI0024503-9 Grant April 23 reissuance 213KB 289KB 399KB
BelGioioso Cheese Inc., Sherwood WI0027201-7 Calumet April 22 reissuance 147KB   363KB
Saukville, Village Water Utility WI0021555-9 Ozaukee April 16 reissuance 205KB   240KB
Grafton, Village Water & Wastewater Utility WI0020184-9 Ozaukee April 16 reissuance 190KB   429KB
Kimberly, Village WI0065358-1 Outagamie April 15 issuance 65KB   42KB
Little Chute, Village WI0065366-1 Outagamie April 15 issuance 64KB   240KB
Brodhead, City WI0021903-8-1 Green April 15 modification 108KB   21KB
Gays Mills, Village WI0022268-9 Crawford April 9 reissuance 182KB   65KB
Genoa, Village WI0022284-9 Vernon April 9 reissuance 155KB   159KB
Brickstead Dairy LLC WI0064378-2 Brown April 9 reissuance 142KB   33KB
Lyndon Station, Village WI0060488-9 Juneau April 8 reissuance 183KB   191KB
Stratford, Village WI0025569-8 Marathon April 8 reissuance 199KB   191KB
Cross Farms LLC WI0059226-4 Winnebago April 8 reissuance 135KB   30KB
Wilson, Village WI0032140-8 St. Croix April 2 reissuance 146KB   161KB
Goodman Sanitary District No.1 WI0060844-7 Marinette April 1 reissuance 177KB   180KB
River Falls Municipal Utility WI0029394-9 Pierce March 26 reissuance 177KB   88KB
Amherst, Village WI0023213-8 Portage March 25 reissuance 162KB   122KB
Williams Bedrock Bovines Inc. WI0063177-2 Green March 25 reissuance 138KB   947KB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Thursday April 23 2015