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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
Documents
Supporting
Documents
Hammond, Village WI0024171-9 St. Croix January 12 reissuance 175KB   287KB
F & A Dairy Products Inc WI0054852-7 Polk January 11 reissuance/
informational
hearing
121KB   595KB
Friendshuh Farms LLC WI0066052-1 Polk January 10 issuance/
re-notice
138KB   37KB
Power Packaging Inc. WI0069965-7 Fond du Lac January 6 reissuance 81KB   72KB
Thistle Dairy LLC WI0062758-3 Winnebago December 30 reissuance 138KB   121KB
Oneida County Fiber Cake Composting Facility WI0061479-4 Oneida December 29 reissuance 140KB   8.5MB
Marinette, City WI0026182-9 Marinette December 23 reissuance/
informational
hearing
194KB 168KB 298KB
Wolf Treatment Plant Commission WI0028452-9 Shawano December 23 reissuance/
informational
hearing
185KB 168KB 252KB
Agropur Inc., Weyauwega Plant WI0001449-9 Waupaca December 22 reissuance 173KB   329KB
Bemis Manufacturing Co. Plant D WI0027456-8-1 Sheboygan December 21 modification 105KB   32KB
Landl Farms LLC WI0064777-2 Outagamie December 21 reissuance 150KB   123KB
Kingdom Haven Farm Inc. WI0062391-3 Marathon December 21 reissuance 149KB   32KB
Walter & Son Waste Hauling WI0064653-2 Walworth December 15 reissuance 182KB   74KB
Kenosha, City WI0028703-9-1 Kenosha December 14 modification 172KB   65KB
Dickeyville, Village WI0023817-9 Grant December 7 reissuance/
informational
hearing
185KB 116KB 268KB
Richfield Dairy LLC WI0064815-2 Adams December 7 reissuance/
informational
hearing
148KB   34KB
LSP Whitewater Limited Partnership WI0049069-5 Jefferson November 24 reissuance/
informational
hearing
111KB 170KB 868KB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Thursday January 12 2017