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Public hearings calendar

Public hearings are meetings in which the public is invited to speak on the record about an issue. If you are unable to attend a hearing in person, you can also submit written comments on most public hearing issues.

Note: Beginning Sept. 1, 2016 comments on proposed administrative rules will be accepted through the Wisconsin Legislature’s website at docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code. All submitted comments will be sent to the appropriate agency rules coordinators. It is necessary to include contact information in your submitted comments if you wish to receive a response. The previous administrative rules website "health.wisconsin.gov/admrules/public/Home" was decommissioned on Sept. 1.

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August 2018

Monday, August 20

10:00 a.m. to end of agenda
Monday, August 20, 2018
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit to the Village of Cassville Wastewater Treatment Facility
Dodgeville DNR Satellite Center, 1500 N. Johns St.
Dodgeville, Wisconsin 53533 (Iowa County)
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Contact: Jennifer Jerich, 920-387-7886
Detailed information: The Cassville WWTF is located at 1022 Jack Oak Road, Cassville. Discharge is to the Jack Oak Slough on the Mississippi River (Mississippi River Watershed, GP07 - Grant-Platte River Basin) in Grant County. Proposed WPDES permit WI-0021423-09 includes a variance to the water quality standard for phosphorus.
Hearing notice [PDF]
WPDES public notices

Published: 6/28/2018 11:39:34 AM


Wednesday, August 22

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit to the Village of Clayton Wastewater Treatment Facility
Spooner DNR Service Center, 810 W. Maple St.
Spooner, Wisconsin 54801 (Washburn County)
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Contact: Sheri Snowbank, 715-635-4131
Detailed information: The proposed permit WI-0036706-10 includes a variance to the water quality standard for phosphorus. The Clayton WWTF is located at North Prentice Street.  Discharge is to the Clayton Branch within the Beaver Brook Watershed in the St. Croix River drainage basin in Polk County.
Hearing notice [PDF]
WPDES public notices

Published: 7/5/2018 12:13:48 PM


1:00 p.m. to end of agenda
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Public hearing on an application from the Town of Gibraltar to construct an unconnected pond within five hundred feet of Fish Creek
Gibraltar Town Hall, 4097 STH 42
Fish Creek, Wisconsin 54212 (Door County)
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Contact: Carrie Webb, 920-662-5453
Detailed information: The Town of Gibraltar, 4097 Highway 42, PO Box 850, Fish Creek, applied to the Department of Natural Resources for a permit to construct an unconnected pond within five hundred feet of Fish Creek. The applicant proposes to construct a pond to collect runoff from new parking lots at 4081 and 4085 Main St. (STH 42). The Department scheduled a public hearing on this activity or project because the Department received a request for a public hearing. The hearing will be a public informational hearing where members of the public can learn more about the proposed activity and submit written or oral comments about the waterway and project in light of the legal standards above.
Public hearing notice [PDF]

Published: 8/10/2018 12:30:44 PM


2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Informational Hearing for Wisconsin River Basin Total Maximum Daily Load Study
Portage County Annex, 1462 Strongs Ave.
Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481 (Portage County)
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Contact: Kevin Kirsch, 608-266-7019
Detailed information: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is conducting a public informational hearing to receive comments on the "Total Maximum Daily Loads for Total Phosphorus in the Wisconsin River Basin" (TMDL Study).The TMDL Study covers the Wisconsin River Basin north of Lake Wisconsin encompassing or touching portions of 21 counties. A copy of the public hearing version of the TMDL Study and supporting material will be posted on the website on August 20, 2018.The public hearing version of the TMDL Study incorporates input and comments received during the March listening sessions and comment period. The public informational hearing will include a presentation outlining the modifications made. Written comments will be accepted through Sept. 19, 2018.Written comments can be submitted via e-mail:DNRWisconsinRiverTMDL@wisconsin.gov or by U.S. mail to Wisconsin DNR Attn: Kevin Kirsch, PO Box 7921 Madison, WI 53707-7921
News release.

Published: 8/8/2018 1:31:24 PM


Friday, August 24

10:00 a.m. to end of agenda
Friday, August 24, 2018
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit to the Village of Arpin Wastewater Treatment Facility
Wisconsin Rapids DNR Satellite Center, 473 Griffith Ave., Room: Conference Rooms Hovde A & B
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494 (Wood County)
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Contact: Jennifer Jerich, 920-387-7886
Detailed information: The proposed WPDES permit WI-0031267-07 includes a variance to the water quality standard for phosphorus. The Arpin WWTF, located at 6190 Main Street, discharges to the West Branch of Hemlock Creek (Arpin Branch) in Wood County.
Hearing notice [PDF]
WPDES public notices

Published: 7/5/2018 12:13:48 PM


Monday, August 27

10:00 a.m. to end of agenda
Monday, August 27, 2018
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit to the City of Augusta
Eau Claire DNR Service Center, 1300 W. Clairemont Ave.,
Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701 (Eau Claire County)
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Contact: Angela Parkhurst, 715-839-3836
Detailed information: The Augusta Wastewater Treatment Facility is located at 800 STH 27 N Side Bridge Creek, Augusta. Discharge is to Bridge Creek, in the Lower Eau Claire Watershed of the Lower Chippewa River Basin, Eau Claire County. The proposed WPDES permit includes a variance to the water quality standard for phosphorus.
Hearing notice [PDF]
WPDES public notices

Published: 7/12/2018 11:06:00 AM


1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday, August 27, 2018
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit to the City of Wausau
Portage County Public Library, 1001 Main St.
Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481 (Portage County)
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Contact: Phillip Spranger, 608-273-5969
Detailed information: The Wausau Water Works Wastewater Treatment Facility is located at 435 Adrian Street, Wausau. Discharge is to the Wisconsin River located in the Lower Eau Claire River Watershed of the Central Wisconsin River Basin (NW , NW , Section 1, T28N, R7E, City of Wausau, Marathon County. The proposed WPDES permit includes a variance to the water quality standard for mercury.
Hearing notice [PDF]
WPDES public notices

Published: 7/12/2018 11:06:00 AM


1:30 p.m. to end of agenda
Monday, August 27, 2018
Prehearing conference WPDES Permit No. WI-0059536-04-0, reissued to Kinnard Farms Inc.
Division of Hearings and Appeals, 819 N. 6th St., Room: Hearing Room 98, Suite 92
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203 (Milwaukee County)
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Contact: Division of Hearings and Appeals, 608-266-3865
Detailed information: On January 28, 2018, the Department of Natural Resources issued a Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) Permit, No. WI-0059536-04-0, to Kinnard Farms, Inc. The permit was reissued to regulate the discharge from two facilities located at E2675 County Road S, Casco, Wisconsin, and E2669 County Road S, Casco, which would both discharge into unnamed tributaries to Casco Creek within the Kewaunee River Watershed, and the groundwaters of the state. On March 30, 2018, Laura Hammer, Jodi Parins, Erik Sundqvist, Suzie Vania, and Sandra Winnemueller filed a Petition for a Contested Case Hearing with the DNR to review the decision. DNR granted the request for contested case hearing on June 1, 2018.
Notice of Prehearing Conference and Order for Publication [PDF]

Published: 7/6/2018 11:16:41 AM


Wednesday, August 29

9:00 a.m. to end of agenda
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit to the City of Brookfield
Waukesha DNR Service Center, Lee Sherman Dreyfus State Office Building, Room: Room 163 (West building), 141 NW Barstow St.
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188 (Waukesha County)
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Contact: Laura Dietrich, 262-574-2159
Detailed information: The Fox River Water Pollution Control Commission operates a wastewater treatment facility located at 21225 Enterprise Avenue, Brookfield. Discharge is to the Fox (IL) River (Upper Fox (IL) River Watershed, Upper Fox (IL) River Basin) in Waukesha County. The proposed WPDES permit includes a variance to the water quality standard for chloride.
Hearing notice [PDF]
WPDES public notices

Published: 7/12/2018 11:06:00 AM


 

September 2018

Thursday, September 6

1:00 p.m. to end of agenda
Thursday, September 06, 2018
Public hearing on the proposed sale of approximately 1 acre of land located in the Flambeau River State Forest
Sawyer County Courthouse, 10610 Main St., Room: Assembly Room
Hayward, Wisconsin 54843 (Sawyer County)
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Contact: Rhonda Kenyon, 715-822-2685
Detailed information: The DNR will hold a hearing on the proposed sale of approximately 1 acre of land located in the Flambeau River State Forest. The purpose of the meeting is to answer questions and collect feedback regarding the proposal.
Public hearing notice [PDF]

Published: 8/14/2018 2:11:51 PM


Monday, September 10

10:00 a.m. to end of agenda
Monday, September 10, 2018
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit to the Village of Montfort
Fitchburg DNR Service Center, 3911 Fish Hatchery Road, Room: Gathering Waters Conference Room
Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53711 (Dane County)
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Contact: Jennifer Jerich, 920-387-7886
Detailed information: The Montfort Wastewater Treatment Facility, located at 360 Route 66, discharges to the Blue River (Blue River Watershed, LW09 - Lower Wisconsin River Basin) in Grant County. The proposed WPDES permit WI-0024821-08 includes a variance to the water quality standard for phosphorus.
Hearing notice [PDF]
WPDES public notices

Published: 7/20/2018 11:13:37 AM


11:00 a.m. to end of agenda
Monday, September 10, 2018
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for the Village of Ontario
La Crosse DNR Service Center, 3550 Mormon Coulee Road
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 (La Crosse County)
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Contact: Jennifer Jerich, 920-387-7886
Detailed information: The Village of Ontario wastewater treatment facility is located at 205 State Street. Discharge is to Brush Creek in the Middle Kickapoo River Watershed in Vernon County. The proposed WPDES permit WI-0020753-10 includes a variance to the water quality standard for phosphorus.
Hearing notice [PDF]
WPDES public notices

Published: 7/27/2018 10:42:15 AM


11:00 a.m. to end of agenda
Monday, September 10, 2018
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for the Village of Rockdale
Fitchburg DNR Service Center, 3911 Fish Hatchery Road, Room: Gathering Waters Conference Room
Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53711 (Dane County)
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Contact: Jennifer Jerich, 920-387-7886
Detailed information: The Village of Rockdale wastewater treatment facility is located at County Highway B. Discharge is to Koshkonong Creek (Lower Koshkonong Creek Watershed, Lower Rock River Basin) 0.3 miles south of CTH B on the West bank of Koshkonong Creek in Dane County. The proposed WPDES permit WI-0026352-9 includes a variance to the water quality standard for phosphorus.
Hearing notice [PDF]
WPDES public notices

Published: 7/27/2018 10:42:15 AM


1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday, September 10, 2018
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for Rib Mountain Metropolitan Sewerage District
Portage County Public Library, 1001 Main St.
Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481 (Portage County)
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Contact: Phillip Spranger, 608-273-5969
Detailed information: The Rib Mountain wastewater treatment facility is located at 2001 Aster Road, Town of Rib Mountain. Discharge is to the Wisconsin River in the Mosinee Flowage Watershed of the Central Wisconsin Basin in Marathon County. The proposed WPDES permit WI-0035581-07 includes a variance to the water quality standard for mercury.
Hearing notice [PDF]
WPDES public notices

Published: 7/24/2018 4:57:10 PM


Wednesday, September 12

10:00 a.m. to end of agenda
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Prehearing conference in the matter of the DNR issuance of an approval of the City of Racine's application to begin a diversion of Great Lakes water to an area outside the Great Lakes Basin.
Division of Hearings and Appeals, 4822 Madison Yards Way, Room: S148
Madison, Wisconsin 53705 (Dane County)
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Contact: Division of Hearings and Appeals, 608-266-3865
Detailed information: On Jan. 26, 2018, the City of Racine submitted an application to the DNR requesting approval to begin a diversion of 7,000,000 gallons of water from Lake Michigan.On April 25, 2018, the DNR issued an Approval of the application pursuant to Wis. Stat. ss. 281.343(4n)(a) and 281.346(4)(c). On May 25, 2018, Attorney Jimmy Para on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, and River Alliance of Wisconsin (collectively "Petitioners"), submitted a petition for a contested case hearing to review the approval, and on June 13, 2018, the DNR granted the request for a hearing.
Prehearing conference notice. [PDF]

Published: 8/8/2018 1:31:24 PM


Friday, September 14

10:00 a.m. to end of agenda
Friday, September 14, 2018
A public hearing on a proposed permanent rule relating to research, development and demonstration plans at municipal solid waste landfills.
State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S Webster St., Room: G27
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 (Dane County)
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Contact: Kate Strom Hiorns, 608-261-8449
Detailed information: Ch. NR 514.10 allows landfills to voluntarily propose a research, development and demonstration project. The proposed rules increase the maximum term for projects from 12 to 21 years, to be consistent with federal regulations. The proposed rules also make other minor changes to ch. NR 514.

Published: 8/3/2018 11:32:36 AM


Monday, September 17

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday, September 17, 2018
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for the Village of Mount Horeb
Fitchburg DNR Service Center, 3911 Fish Hatchery Road, Room: Gathering Waters Conference Room
Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53711 (Dane County)
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Contact: Phillip Spranger, 608-273-5969
Detailed information: The Village of Mount Horeb wastewater treatment facility is located at 2447 Sand Rock Road. Discharge is to the West Branch Sugar River (West Branch Sugar River/Mount Vernon Creek Watershed, SP16 - Sugar-Pecatonica River Basin) in Dane County.  The proposed WPDES permit WI-0020281-08 includes a variance to the water quality standard for chloride.
Hearing notice [PDF]
WPDES public notices

Published: 8/3/2018 11:32:36 AM


Wednesday, September 19

1:30 p.m. to end of agenda
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Prehearing Conference in the matter of Individual Permit IP-SE-2016-65-04257 Issued to Club Unique Improvement Corporation to place a pier on the bed of Geneva Lake, in the Village of Fontana on Geneva Lake, Walworth County
Division of Hearings and Appeals, 819 N. 6th St., Room: Hearing Room 98, Suite 92
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203 (Milwaukee County)
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Contact: Division of Hearings and Appeals, 608-266-3865
Detailed information: Club Unique Improvement Corporation c/o Mike Leiser filed an application for a permit to expand a pier (Pier 479) on the bed of Geneva Lake in the Village of Fontana. On Sept. 29, 2017, the DNR approved the application and issued a permit to place a pier, subject to a number of conditions. On Oct. 27, 2017, the department received a petition from Joint Petitioners Fontana Trust and the George H. and Elizabeth S. Kiefer Trust for a contested case hearing and administrative review under Wis. Stat. ss. 30.209(2) and 227.42. On Nov. 27, 2017, the department granted a contested case hearing.
Prehearing Conference Notice [PDF]

Published: 8/8/2018 1:31:24 PM


Friday, September 21

10:00 a.m. to end of agenda
Friday, September 21, 2018
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for Cellu Tissue Corporation Neenah
Oshkosh DNR Service Center, 625 E. County Road Y, Suite 700
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901 (Winnebago County)
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Contact: Ian Hansen, 608-266-9239
Detailed information: Cellu Tissue Corporation, located at 249 N Lake Street in Neenah, discharges to the Lower Fox River at Little Lake Butte des Morts in Winnebago County. The proposed WPDES permit WI-0000680-9 includes a variance to the water quality standard for mercury.
Hearing notice
WPDES public notices

Published: 8/7/2018 1:51:54 PM


1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday, September 21, 2018
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for the City of Stevens Point
Portage County Public Library, 1001 Main St.
Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481 (Portage County)
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Contact: Phillip Spranger, 608-273-5969
Detailed information: The City of Stevens Point wastewater treatment plant is located at 301 Bliss Avenue. Discharge is to the Wisconsin River in the Little Plover/Plover River Watershed of the Upper Wisconsin River Central Sub-Basin in Portage County. The proposed WPDES permit WI-0029572-9 includes a variance to the water quality standard for mercury.
Hearing notice
WPDES public notices

Published: 8/7/2018 1:51:54 PM


Monday, September 24

9:00 a.m. to end of agenda
Monday, September 24, 2018
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for the Fontana-Walworth Water Pollution Control Commission
Waukesha DNR Service Center, Lee Sherman Dreyfus State Office Building, Room: Room 163 (West building), 141 NW Barstow St.
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188 (Waukesha County)
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Contact: Bryan Hartsook, 414-263-8512
Detailed information: The Fontana-Walworth Water Pollution Control Commission wastewater treatment facility is located at N840 Chilson Road, Walworth. Discharge is to Piscasaw Creek (Piscasaw Creek Watershed, Kishwaukee River Basin) in Walworth County. The proposed WPDES permit WI-0036021 includes a variance to the water quality standard for chloride.
Hearing notice [PDF]
WPDES public notices

Published: 8/10/2018 12:30:44 PM


11:00 a.m. to end of agenda
Monday, September 24, 2018
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for The Procter & Gamble Paper Products Co.
Green Bay DNR Service Center, 2984 Shawano Ave., Room: Lake Michigan Room
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54313 (Brown County)
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Contact: Nate Willis, 608-266-3221
Detailed information: The Procter & Gamble Paper Products Co. is located at 501 Eastman Avenue, Green Bay. Discharge is to the Fox River (East River Watershed, Lower Fox River Basin) in Brown County. The proposed WPDES permit WI-0001031-9 includes a variance to the water quality standard for mercury.
Hearing notice [PDF]
WPDES public notices

Published: 8/9/2018 12:47:40 PM


1:00 p.m. to end of agenda
Monday, September 24, 2018
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for ST Paper LLC
Green Bay DNR Service Center, 2984 Shawano Ave., Room: Lake Michigan Room
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54313 (Brown County)
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Contact: Emma Lorenzen, 608-267-7643
Detailed information: ST Paper, LLC is located at 106 E Central Ave, Oconto Falls. Discharge is to the West bank of the Oconto River at the foot of the hydro dam at the ST Paper Mill in Oconto County.  The proposed WPDES permit WI-0000531-8 includes a variance to the water quality standard for mercury.
Hearing notice [PDF]
WPDES public notices

Published: 8/9/2018 12:47:40 PM


 

November 2018

Monday, November 12

9:00 a.m. to end of agenda
Monday, November 12, 2018
Class 1 Contested Case Hearing on in the matter of Individual Permit IP-SE-2016-65-04257 Issued to Club Unique Improvement Corporation to place a pier on the bed of Geneva Lake, in the Village of Fontana on Geneva Lake, Walworth County
Village of Fontana-on-Geneva Lake Village Hall, 175 Valley View Dr.
Fontana, Wisconsin 53125 (Walworth County)
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Contact: Division of Hearings and Appeals, 608-266-3865
Detailed information: Club Unique Improvement Corporation c/o Mike Leiser filed an application for a permit to expand a pier (Pier 479) on the bed of Geneva Lake in the Village of Fontana. On Sept. 29, 2017, the DNR approved the application and issued a permit to place a pier, subject to a number of conditions. On Oct. 27, 2017, the department received a petition from Joint Petitioners Fontana Trust and the George H. and Elizabeth S. Kiefer Trust for a contested case hearing and administrative review under Wis. Stat. ss. 30.209(2) and 227.42. On Nov. 27, 2017, the department granted a contested case hearing. Hearing will run through Nov. 16 beginning at 9 a.m. daily except 11 a.m. on Nov. 16.
Hearing Notice [PDF]

Published: 8/8/2018 1:31:24 PM


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Last revised: Friday, September 23, 2016