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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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February 2018

Tuesday, February 20

CONNECTCONNECT
9:30 a.m. to end of agenda
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Prehearing conference in the matter of wetland individual permit issued to Meteor Timber LLC, for wetland fill or disturbance near Rudd Creek, in the Town of Grant, Monroe County
Division of Hearings and Appeals, 5005 University Ave., Room: Suite 201
Madison, Wisconsin 53705 (Dane County)
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Contact: Division of Hearings and Appeals, 608-266-3865
Detailed information: The Department of Natural Resources issued a preliminary permit decision, pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 281.36, granting Meteor Timber's permit application to fill 16.25 acres of wetlands for the purposes of constructing a dry plant processing facility and an associated transload facility for the shipment of industrial sand.On June 19, 2017, Clean Wisconsin submitted a petition for a contested case hearing to review the decision and, on July 19, 2017, the DNR granted the request for a hearing.
Prehearing conference and contested case hearing notice [PDF]

Published: 1/5/2018 12:27:19 PM


CONNECTCONNECT
6:00 p.m. to end of agenda
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Dunn County

Dunn County Fish and Game Club, 1600 Pine Ave.
Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751

Jackson County

Black River Falls DNR Service Center, 910 Highway 54 E
Black River Falls, Wisconsin 54615

Price County

Park Falls Public Library, 121 N. 4th Ave., Room: Auditorium
Park Falls, Wisconsin 54552

Public hearing on WM-15-17, relating to elk management
Contact: Meredith Penthorn, 608-267-2948
Detailed information: The proposed rule addresses elk management in Wisconsin. It revises the requirements for initiating an elk hunting season and allows the department to determine elk harvest quotas and permit levels based on scientific elk herd metrics. This rule modifies Ch. NR 10 as it pertains to the population size required for a hunting season and requirements for quota and permit issuance for elk.An additional hearing will be held Feb. 5 in Madison.
Public hearing notice [PDF]

Published: 1/29/2018 2:07:53 PM


Wednesday, February 21

CONNECTCONNECT
10:00 a.m. to end of agenda
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit WI-0061999-04 to Stahl Bros Dairy LLC, located at N7518 Tonet Road, Town of Red River, Kewaunee County.
Kewaunee County Fairgrounds Expo Hall, 625 Third St.
Luxemburg, Wisconsin 54217 (Kewaunee County)
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Contact: Ben Uvaas, 920-303-5433
Detailed information:

Stahl Bros Dairy LLC is an existing Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) with 2,175 animal units and is proposing to expand to 3,500 animal units by 2023. Discharge is to surface water and groundwater within the Kewaunee River Watershed, Lake Michigan Basin.

Hearing notice

WPDES public notices

Published: 1/26/2018 10:14:20 AM


Monday, February 26

CONNECTCONNECT
9:00 a.m. to end of agenda
Monday, February 26, 2018
Contested case hearing in the matter of wetland individual permit issued to Meteor Timber LLC, for wetland fill or disturbance near Rudd Creek, in the Town of Grant, Monroe County
F&M Bank, 1001 Superior Ave.
Tomah, Wisconsin 54660 (Monroe County)
View map of location
Contact: Division of Hearings and Appeals, 608-266-3865
Detailed information: The Department of Natural Resources issued a preliminary permit decision, pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 281.36, granting Meteor Timber's permit application to fill 16.25 acres of wetlands for the purposes of constructing a dry plant processing facility and an associated transload facility for the shipment of industrial sand.On June 19, 2017, Clean Wisconsin submitted a petition for a contested case hearing to review the decision and, on July 19, 2017, the DNR granted the request for a hearing.  The contested case hearing will run through March 2, 2018
Prehearing conference and contested case hearing notice [PDF]

Published: 1/5/2018 12:27:19 PM


 

March 2018

Wednesday, March 7

CONNECTCONNECT
1:00 p.m. to end of agenda
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Public informational hearing on a application from OmniTRAX Logistics Services LLC for a permit for wetland fill or disturbance near Halls Creek for a rail load-out facility to ship industrial sand
Best Western Arrowhead Lodge and Suites, 600 Oasis Road, Room: Timberland Room
Black River Falls, Wisconsin 54615 (Jackson County)
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Contact: Brad Johnson, 715-359-2872
Detailed information: James Samuelsen, OmniTRAX Logistics Services LLC, 252 Clayton St., Denver, Colorado 80206 has applied for a permit for wetland fill or disturbance near Halls Creek for a rail loadout facility to ship industrial sand in the Town of Adams, Jackson County. OmniTRAX intends to process, wash, and dry sand at their mine site, then transport the sand via an overland conveyor to a rail load-out facility located east of the Union Pacific Rail Road mainline where the sand product will be loaded onto rail cars and shipped from the property. The Department has made a tentative determination that it will issue the permit or contract for the proposed activity.
Public hearing notice [PDF]


Published: 2/19/2018 2:49:10 PM


CONNECTCONNECT
6:00 p.m. to end of agenda
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Public hearing on the city of Racine application to divert Great Lakes water to the Mississippi River basin portion of the village of Mount Pleasant.
SC Johnson iMET Center, 2320 Renaissance Blvd.
Sturtevant, Wisconsin 53177 (Racine County)
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Contact: Adam Freihoefer, 608-267-7638
Detailed information: The city of Racine, a public water supply system, has applied to DNR for permission to divert Lake Michigan water. The city is requesting to divert an average of 7.0 million gallons per day to areas within the village of Mount Pleasant outside of the Great Lakes basin. All wastewater, less an allowance for consumptive use, would be treated and returned to the Lake Michigan via Racine's wastewater treatment facility. Applications for diversions of Great Lakes water are regulated under the Great Lakes Compact, Wis. Stat. § 281.346.
City of Racine water diversion application webpage
Public hearing notice [PDF]

Published: 1/31/2018 12:33:24 PM


Tuesday, March 20

CONNECTCONNECT
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed issuance of Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit WI-0065889-1 to Springfield Clean Water LLC and the proposed reissuance of WPDES permit WI-0065099-2 to GL Dairy Biogas LLC in Dane County
Fitchburg DNR Service Center, 3911 Fish Hatchery Road, Room: Glacier’s Edge Conference Room
Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53711 (Dane County)
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Contact: Brenda Howald 608-275-3285
Detailed information: Springfield Clean Water LLC, located at 7167 Schneider Road in the Town of Springfield, will process centrate from the centrifuge at GL Dairy Biogas to remove water. Discharge is to Pheasant Branch Creek in the Pheasant Branch watershed, Lower Rock River Basin. GL Dairy Biogas LLC, located at 7167 Schneider Road in the Town of Middleton, is an existing manure digester facility. Discharge is to the Yahara River watersheds.
Hearing notice for Springfield Clean Water LLC
Hearing notice for GL Dairy Biogas LLC
WPDES public notices

Published: 2/16/2018 12:55:03 PM


Monday, March 26

CONNECTCONNECT
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday, March 26, 2018
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit WI-0021709-9 to the Village of Orfordville Wastewater Treatment Facility, located at 702 West Brodhead Street, Orfordville.
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 proposed permit includes a variance to the water quality standard for phosphorus. Discharge is to an unnamed effluent channel tributary of Swan Creek, Sugar-Pecatonica River Basin, in Rock County.
Hearing notice
WPDES public notices

Published: 2/6/2018 5:20:45 PM


 

April 2018

Wednesday, April 11

CONNECTCONNECT
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit WI-0041149-8 to Phillips Plating Corporation, located at 984 N Lake Avenue, Phillips
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 includes a variance to the water quality standard for phosphorus. Discharge is to Elk Lake within the Elk River watershed, Upper Chippewa River drainage basin in Price County.
Hearing notice
WPDES public notices

Published: 2/16/2018 12:55:03 PM


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