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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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January 2019

Tuesday, January 22

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for the City of Tomah
Tomah City Hall, 819 Superior Ave., Room: Council Chambers
Tomah, Wisconsin 54660 (Monroe County)
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Contact: Phillip Spranger, 608-273-5969
Detailed information: The Tomah wastewater treatment facility is located at 520 Industrial Avenue. Discharge is to the South Fork of the Lemonweir River (Little Lemonweir Watershed, LR29 - Lower Wisconsin River Basin) in Monroe County. The proposed WPDES permit WI-0021318-09 includes a variance to the water quality standard for mercury.
Hearing notice [PDF]
WPDES public notices

Published: 12/10/2018 12:22:49 PM


Wednesday, January 23

1:00 p.m. to end of agenda
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

CANCELED

Public Hearing on the sale of 0.11 acres of state forest to Gary S. Schaefer
Saint Germain Elementary School, 8234 Hwy 70 West
Saint Germain, Wisconsin 54558 (Vilas County)
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Contact: Niccole Smith, 715-365-8901
Detailed information: This hearing has been rescheduled to Feb. 4 at the same time and location.

Published: 1/11/2019 11:46:33 AM


Monday, January 28

10:00 a.m. to end of agenda
Monday, January 28, 2019
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for the Village of Gratiot
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 Gratiot wastewater treatment facility is located at 10925 Simons Lane. Discharge is to Wolf Creek (Lower Pecatonica River Watershed, SP07 - Sugar-Pecatonica River Basin) in Lafayette County. The proposed WPDES permit WI-0024139-10 includes a variance to the water quality standard for phosphorus.
Hearing notice [PDF]
WPDES public notices

Published: 12/10/2018 12:22:49 PM


4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, January 28, 2019
Public hearing for proposed wetland individual permit extension of Thackeray Trail
Oconomowoc City Council Chambers, 174 E Wisconsin Avenue
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 53066 (Waukesha County)
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Contact: Craig Webster, 262-574-2141
Detailed information: The City of Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, has applied for a permit for wetland fill or disturbance associated with roadway improvements proposed for the area between the current dead end of Thackeray Trail and Silver Lake Street, south of St. Jerome's Church.The proposed project will connect existing Thackeray Trail between Silver Lake Street and the existing dead end of Thackeray Trail south of Oconomowoc High School.
Hearing notice [PDF]

Published: 1/11/2019 11:36:17 AM


Tuesday, January 29

2:00 p.m. to end of agenda
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Public hearing on revisions to chs. NR 20-23 and 25, emergency administrative rule Fh-15-18(E),relating to taking catfish and rough fish with a bow and arrow, crossbow or by hand.
State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster St., Room: 413
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 (Dane County)
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Contact: Meredith Penthorn, 608-316-0080
Detailed information: The Emergency rule order FH-15-18(E) went into effect on December 21, 2018. It establishes bag limits, season dates, equipment restrictions and other regulations.
Public Hearing Notice [PDF]
Emergency administrative rule information

Published: 1/11/2019 11:19:08 AM


5:30 p.m. to end of agenda
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Public Hearing for proposed permit to install riprap on the banks of Milwaukee River
River Hills Village Hall, 7650 Pheasant Lane
River Hills, Wisconsin 53217 (Milwaukee County)
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Contact: Joshua Wied, 262-574-2132
Detailed information: Linda Wright, 1777 West Bradley Road, River Hills, has applied for a permit to install riprap on the banks of Milwaukee River, Village of River Hills, Milwaukee County. The project will consist of the installation of rock riprap along approximately 325 linear feet of shoreline along the Milwaukee River. 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: 1/18/2019 10:13:32 AM


 

February 2019

Monday, February 4

10:00 a.m. to end of agenda
Monday, February 04, 2019
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for the City of Richland Center
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 Richland Center wastewater treatment facility is located at 590 South Orange Street. Discharge is to the West bank of the Pine River, 3,538 ft downstream of the Twin Bluffs Road bridge (Willow Creek Watershed, LW12, Lower Wisconsin River Basin) in Richland County. The proposed WPDES permit WI-0020109-9 includes a variance to the water quality standard for mercury.
Hearing notice [PDF]
WPDES public notices

Published: 12/20/2018 5:16:34 PM


1:00 p.m. to end of agenda
Monday, February 04, 2019
Public Hearing on the sale of 0.11 acres of state forest to Gary S. Schaefer
Saint Germain Elementary School, 8234 Hwy 70 West
Saint Germain, Wisconsin 54558 (Vilas County)
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Contact: Niccole Smith, 715-365-8901
Detailed information: Pursuant s. 28.02(4)(b) 4 and 6., Stats., the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources proposes to sell 0.11 acre of land in the Northern Highland State Forest, Vilas County, Wisconsin to Gary S. Schaefer.Subject parcel of land is located in part of Government Lot 4, Section 10, Township 40 North, Range 8 East, St. Germain Township, Vilas County, Wisconsin.
Hearing notice [PDF]

Published: 1/18/2019 2:02:52 PM


Monday, February 11

1:00 p.m. to end of agenda
Monday, February 11, 2019
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for Wisconsin Electric Power Co. Oak Creek Elm Road facility
Oak Creek Community Center, 8580 S. Howell Ave.
Oak Creek, Wisconsin 53154 (Milwaukee County)
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Contact: Jason Knutson, 608-266-1198
Detailed information: The Oak Creek Power Plant and Elm Road Generating facility consists of six coal fired steam electric power generating units located on the shore of Lake Michigan at 11060 South Chicago Road, Oak Creek in Milwaukee County. The proposed WPDES permit WI-0000914-8 includes variances to the water quality standards for mercury and arsenic.
Hearing notice
WPDES public notices

Published: 1/3/2019 12:00:20 PM


Tuesday, February 12

9:30 a.m. to end of agenda
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed reissuance of the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for Wisconsin Power and Light Co., Columbia Energy Center
Portage Public Library, 253 W Edgewater St.
Portage, Wisconsin 53901 (Columbia County)
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Contact: Emma Lorenzen, 608-267-7643
Detailed information: The Wisconsin Power and Light Co., Columbia Energy Center is located at W8375 Murray Road in Pardeeville. Discharge is to the Wisconsin River and floodplain marsh. Issues to be considered at the hearing for the proposed permit WI-0002780-9 are the removal of Outfall 002 and the associated surface water discharge of bottom ash transport waters.
Hearing notice [PDF]
WPDES public notices

Published: 1/15/2019 1:42:26 PM


3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Public hearing regarding revisions to ch. NR 46, Wisconsin Administrative Code, relating to Forest Tax Programs.
Dane County Courthouse, 215 South Hamilton Street, Room: 351
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 (Dane County)
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Contact: Amanda Koch, 608-576-8146
Detailed information:

The Bureau of Forest Management recommends amending ch. NR 46, Wis. Adm. Code, to become consistent with statutory changes in ch. 77, Wis. Stats. 2015 Wisconsin Act 358 was signed into law on April 14, 2016. This act made a number of changes to the administration of the Forest Tax Programs. Chapter NR 46, Wis. Adm. Code, needs to be amended as a result of Act 358 to reflect current statutory language. Additional changes to ch. NR 46, Wis. Adm. Code, may also be pursued in this proposed rule to incorporate long standing policy into rule as well as to streamline and clarify administration of the MFC and FCL programs.

Published: 1/15/2019 1:42:26 PM


Wednesday, February 13

1:00 p.m. to end of agenda
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Public informational hearing regarding the proposed issuance of a Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit (WI-0066401-1) for Didion Ethanol LLC
Cambria Community Room, 115 W. Edgewater St.
Cambria, Wisconsin 53923 (Columbia County)
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Contact: Brenda Howald, 608-275-3285
Detailed information: Didion Ethanol LLC is proposing new surface water discharges of reverse osmosis retentate at the ethanol plant located at N7088 State Highway 146 in Cambria. Discharges are directed to storm water ponds (one east of the ethanol plant and the other north of Cabbage Road) that overflow to a wetland in the Duck Creek-Wisconsin River Watershed in the Lower Wisconsin River Basin.
Hearing notice [PDF]
WPDES public notices

Published: 1/15/2019 1:42:26 PM


1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Public hearing on revisions to ch. NR 154, permanent administrative rule relating to related to revision to best management practices and cost-share rates for agricultural and urban non-point source cost-share programs.
State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster St.
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 (Dane County)
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Contact: Anne Hirekatur, 608-266-0156
Detailed information: Chapter NR 154, Wisconsin Administrative Code, identifies the agricultural and urban best management practices (BMPs) that can be funded under the Notice of Discharge, Targeted Runoff Management, Urban Construction and Urban Planning grant programs as specified in chs. NR 153 and NR 155, Wis. Adm. Code. In addition, ch. NR 154 identifies cost share conditions for BMPs available for funding and the grant programs identified above.

Published: 1/15/2019 1:42:26 PM


3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Public hearing regarding revisions to ch. NR 46, Wisconsin Administrative Code, relating to Forest Tax Programs
Rhinelander DNR Service Center, 107 Sutliff Ave.
Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501 (Oneida County)
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Contact: Amanda Koch, 608-576-8146
Detailed information: The Bureau of Forest Management recommends amending ch. NR 46, Wis. Adm. Code, to become consistent with statutory changes in ch. 77, Wis. Stats. 2015 Wisconsin Act 358 was signed into law on April 14, 2016. This act made a number of changes to the administration of the Forest Tax Programs. Chapter NR 46, Wis. Adm. Code, needs to be amended as a result of Act 358 to reflect current statutory language. Additional changes to ch. NR 46, Wis. Adm. Code, may also be pursued in this proposed rule to incorporate long standing policy into rule as well as to streamline and clarify administration of the MFC and FCL programs. Another hearing will be held Feb. 12 in Madison.

Published: 1/15/2019 1:42:26 PM


Note: Actual hearing end times may be earlier or later than scheduled. Hearing dates and times are subject to change. Please verify meeting dates and times prior to attendance.

Last revised: Monday, August 27, 2018