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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
Baker Cheese Factory Inc. WI0050521-9-1 Fond du Lac October 7 modification/
water quality
183KB   4.7MB
Jefferson, City WI0024333-9 Jefferson October 7 reissuance/
212KB 296KB 171KB
Maple Grove Cheese Inc. WI0052043-9 Wood September 25 reissuance 70KB   18KB
Krier Foods Inc., Random Lake WI0049204-4 Sheboygan September 24 reissuance 124KB   510KB
Wenzel Hilltop Dairy LLC WI0063274-1 Calumet September 24 issuance 799KB   54KB
Green Valley Dairy LLC WI0061492-4 Brown/
September 23 reissuance 128KB   32KB
Heims Hillcrest Dairy LLC WI0064131-2 Kewaunee September 23 reissuance 145KB   42KB
Wazee Area Wastewater Commission WI0036889-5 Jackson September 23 reissuance 180KB   76KB
Jim Herman Inc. WI0064220-2 Dane September 23 reissuance 147KB   597KB
Blakes Point RE LLC WI0065595-1 Grant September 10 issuance/
265KB   3.4MB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Tuesday October 06 2015