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Why we regulate
Learn what types of wastewater discharges are regulated and how
Plan review
The DNR reviews plans for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plant construction
Discharge permits
Wastewater discharges to surface or groundwaters

WPDES Permits on public notice

Public notices are required by law to alert interested members of the public of the DNR's intention to authorize a Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) discharge to a water of the state. The notices are posted here on the DNR website for 30 days and are also published once in the legal notices section of the local newspaper in the vicinity of the facility. The notice identifies the facility by name, indicates where the discharge is located, and briefly describes the facility's activities.

Public comments procedure

The public notice document explains how to get more information or comment on the proposed permit action. A member of the public may submit written comments or request that the Department hold a public informational hearing. For comments or requests to be timely, they must be submitted within 30 days from the date of public notice, unless otherwise indicated in the notice.

Public participation procedures are detailed in NR 203, Wis. Adm. Code [PDF exit DNR].

Permit issuance process

The process the DNR follows in issuing WPDES wastewater permits is explained in the overview of the WPDES wastewater permit process. Permits are not considered final and issued until they have been signed and dated by appropriate DNR staff. Final copies of WPDES wastewater permits are not available from the DNR website. Please contact the permit drafter indicated in the notice directly to obtain a copy of a final (issued) permit. Copies of permit applications can also be obtained by contacting the permit drafter.

Proposed permit documents

To view a public notice, click on the date of public notice indicated in the "Notice Publication Date" column. The proposed permit can be downloaded by clicking on the link in the "Permit Draft" column. Other supporting documents, when available, are also provided. These may include the Fact Sheet, Water Quality Based Effluent Limits (WQBEL) Memo, compliance determination, facility diagram, variance documentation (if applicable) and other documents, depending on the permit action being taken and type of discharge.

All documents are in PDF format.

Permittee Permit No. County Notice Publication Date Permit Action Permit Draft Variance
Tomah, City WI0021318-9 Monroe December 7 reissuance/
302KB 195KB 5.5MB
Gratiot, Village WI0024139-10 Lafayette December 6 reissuance/
276KB 201KB 511KB
Great Lakes Water Institute WI0045942-6 Milwaukee November 26 reissuance 236KB   543KB
Horicon, City WI0020231-9 Dodge November 21 reissuance 289KB 197KB 427KB
Grande Cheese Co., Brownsville WI0050016-8-1 Dodge November 21 modification 296KB   350KB
Dominion Energy Kewaunee Inc. WI0001571-9 Kewaunee November 16 reissuance 223KB   778KB
Lakeside Foods Inc., Manitowoc WI0041475-8 Manitowoc November 16 reissuance 245KB   346KB
Del Monte Foods Inc., Cambria WI0026620-7 Columbia November 16 reissuance 330KB   915KB
Wisconsin Power & Light Columbia Energy Center WI0002780-9 Columbia November 16 reissuance 250KB   826KB
Iron River National Fish Hatchery WI0044334-8 Bayfield November 16 reissuance 242KB   716KB
Plymouth Utilities WI0030031-7 Sheboygan November 16 reissuance 294KB   43MB
Bemis Manufacturing Co., Plant D WI0027456-9 Sheboygan November 16 reissuance 228KB   9.9MB
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Combined WI0036820-4 Milwaukee November 16
November 12
555KB   6MB
Juneau, City WI0021474-9 Dodge November 15 reissuance 219KB   424KB
Zimmerman Cheese Inc., Wiota Dairy WI0053848-7 Lafayette November 15 reissuance 200KB   138KB
Milton, City WI0060453-9 Rock November 15 reissuance 274KB   624KB
Silver Lewis Cheese Coop WI0050385-9 Green November 15 reissuance 236KB   141KB
Ridgeway, Village WI0031348-10 Iowa November 15 reissuance 287KB 170KB 565KB
Brunkow Cheese Co. WI0070394-8 Lafayette November 15 reissuance 217KB   143KB
Kerry Ingredients WI0000027-11 Clark November 14 reissuance 243KB   682KB
North Freedom, Village WI0028011-6 Sauk November 14 reissuance 245KB   550KB
Ho-Chunk Nation WI0049824-4 Sauk November 14 reissuance 270KB   138KB
Bluffview Sanitary District WI0064939-2 Sauk November 14 reissuance 277KB   672KB
Clark County Health Care Center WI0029700-10 Clark November 14 reissuance 252KB 196KB 463KB
Springside Cheese Corp WI0053015-10 Oconto November 14 reissuance 215KB   258KB
Wisconsin Power & Light, Riverside Energy Center WI0061921-3 Rock November 14 reissuance 247KB   9MB
Wisconsin Electric Power Co., Concord Station WI0061441-3 Jefferson November 14 reissuance 222KB   585KB
Barron-Cameron WWTF WI0021687-9 Barron November 14 reissuance 290KB   880KB
Howards Grove, Village WI0021679-9 Sheboygan November 14 reissuance 272KB   431KB
Merrill, City WI0020150-10 Lincoln November 9 reissuance/
268KB 176KB 402KB
Elk Mound, Village WI0023914-9 Dunn November 9 reissuance/
285KB 189KB 358KB
DC Kamps Rockville WI0066443-1 Grant November 8 issuance/
277KB   287KB
Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District WI0024597-9 Dane October 22 reissuance/
420KB 4.7MB Fact Sheet 5.6MB
AM Plan 3.3MB
Oregon, Village WI0020681-9 Dane October 22 reissuance/
283KB   Fact Sheet 1MB
AM Plan 3.3MB
Stoughton, City WI0020338-9 Dane October 22 reissuance/
302KB 191KB Fact Sheet 1MB
AM Plan 3.3MB
WDNR Nevin Fish Hatchery WI0002585-10 Dane October 22 reissuance/
583KB   Fact Sheet 273KB
AM Plan 3.3MB
Roberts, Village WI0028835-10-1 St. Croix October 18 informational
583KB   273KB
Lyons Sanitary District No.2 WI0031941-8 Walworth October 18 pre-hearing
Fonks Home Center Inc.,
Harvest View Estates
WI0030660-8 Racine October 17 pre-hearing
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Monday December 10 2018