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Contact(s): Tom Nowakowski, DNR, 608-266-8226
October 11, 2016

MADISON - The Department of Natural Resources seeks public input on proposed contract negotiations with Chart Energy & Chemicals, Inc. Located in La Crosse, Chart Energy & Chemicals is seeking participation in Tier 2 of the Green Tier program.

In Tier 2 of Green Tier, participants negotiate customized contracts with DNR. Tier 2 of the program is designed for companies with a fully functional Environmental Management System (EMS) and with a history of superior environmental performance.

The public has an opportunity to help develop the Tier 2 contract by contacting DNR with comments, requests to participate in negotiations or requests for a public informational meeting through November 11, 2016.

Chart Energy & Chemicals incorporated an EMS and received ISO 14001 certification in 2011. This "plan-do-check-act" tool helps a company understand its environmental impacts and set benchmarks to measure future environmental performance. The state Green Tier contracts seek to enable significant environmental improvements and may allow for certain types of regulatory flexibility. Chart Energy & Chemicals is currently not seeking regulatory flexibility.

Chart Energy & Chemicals, a division of Chart Industries, Inc., designs and manufactures cryogenic equipment used in many parts of the liquid gas supply chain. Its products are used in the separation of oxygen, nitrogen and noble gases in the processing of natural gas. In addition, its distribution and storage division produces products that are fundamental to the delivery and end-use of liquid gases in many industrial and energy applications.

Public comments on the contract may be directed to Tom Nowakowski, Wisconsin DNR, OB/7, PO BOX 7921, Madison, WI 53707, by email to or at (608) 266-8226.

More information on the Chart Energy & Chemicals application may be found on the DNR's Green Tier web page.  or by going to the DNR's web site at and searching keywords "Green Tier."

Last Revised: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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