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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
Agropur Inc., Luxemburg WI0050237-8 Kewaunee February 5 reissuance/
138KB   1.2MB
Bloomington, Village WI0023400-9 Grant February 4 reissuance 201KB   391KB
Breezy Point Farms Inc. WI0064491-2 Buffalo February 4 reissuance 119KB   27KB
Fetzer Farms Inc. WI0065803-1 Pierce February 4 reissuance 121KB   28KB
Trinity Farms LLC, Heifer Operation WI0065811-1 Jackson February 3 reissuance 116KB   28KB
Baldwin Dairy LLC WI0059102-4 St. Croix February 2 reissuance 129KB   30KB
McCain Foods USA Inc., Plover WI0054518-8 Portage January 28 reissuance 136KB   99KB
Yorkville Sewer Utility District and Union Grove, Village WI0029831-8, WI0028291-9 Racine January 28 telephone
Twin Lakes, Village WI0021165-9 Kenosha January 28 telephone
Heims Hillcrest Dairy LLC WI0064131-2 Kewaunee January 22 reissuance/
145KB   42KB
Pagels Ponderosa Dairy WI0059374-4 Kewaunee January 22 reissuance/
381KB   43KB
Archer Daniels Midland Co. WI0057592-6 Chippewa January 21 reissuance 95KB   44KB
MAM Farms LLC WI0065781-1 Green Lake January 14 issuance 140KB   33KB
Shiloh Dairy LLC WI0062693-3 Calumet January 14 reissuance 147KB   34KB
Thompsons Gold Dust Dairy WI0058386-5 Brown January 14 reissuance 143KB   29KB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Thursday February 04 2016