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If you have any questions about public notices for energy and utility regulations and policies, contact:
Dave Siebert
Environmental Analysis and Sustainability program

Public notices: Energy and utility regulations and policies

Public hearing, meeting and comment information related to energy and utility regulations and policies is available on this web page.

Utility general permit public comment period

Pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 281.36(3g)(a)3, 30.12, 30.20, 30.29, and 30.123, Wis. Stats., the Department of Natural Resources intends to reissue a statewide general permit for waterway impacts and wetland discharges that are associated with routine utility projects. The proposed statewide general permit (WDNR-GP3-2018), once in place, is valid for 5 years and allows applicants constructing or maintaining utility facilities to apply for coverage under the permit for: 1) the discharges of dredged or fill material into a wetland, 2) waterway dredging, 3) miscellaneous structures, 4) temporary clear span bridges, and 5) driving on the bed, if the impact meets all of the eligibility criteria and conditions of the general permit.

The draft statewide general permit [PDF] is available for public review. A public informational hearing will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018, from 10:30am – 12:30pm, and will be held at 101 S. Webster Street, Room G09, Madison. For more information on the draft general permit, contact Benjamin Callan at 608-266-3524. Written comments on the draft general permit can be submitted through U.S. mail to Benjamin Callan at P.O. Box 7921, (OE/7), Madison, WI 53707-7921, or via email to: Comments must be submitted by Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

Dated this 30th day of April, 2018
Benjamin Callan
Integration Services Chief
Department of Natural Resources

Change to publishing procedures

2011 Wisconsin Act 167 [exit DNR] went into effect on August 1, 2012. This act requires the DNR to post hearing and permit notices on the department's website, in addition to newspapers. The date of posting on the DNR website now determines when the public comment periods end.

Last revised: Tuesday July 17 2018