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Storm water management

Generally, the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) is granted erosion control authority over commerial building (Wis. Stats. Chapter 283 [PDF exit DNR]). Federal and state law requires that your business obtain permit coverage before initial land disturbing activity occurs if the project will result in one or more acres of land disturbance (once acre = approx 210 feet by 210 feet of land area).

NOTE: If your proposed facility is near surface waters or wetlands you may also need a DNR Waterway and Wetlands permit. Please refer to Waterway protection for more information. If your development proposes a large scale parking area or parking structure, an indirect source air permit may be required priot to construction. Please refer to the Indirect source permit for more information.

To determine what permits and approvals may be required, please contact a Department of Safety and Professional Services staffperson(s) [exit DNR]. After you visit the Department of Safety and Professional Services web site, please select the appropriate button (below) to determine if you need an operational storm water permit.

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Last Revised: Tuesday June 17 2014