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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 below under the column heading entitled "Notice Publication Date". The proposed permit can be downloaded by clicking on the file size indicated under the column entitled "Permit Draft". 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
Documents
Supporting
Documents
Fountain City WI0024040-10 Buffalo June 21 reissuance 273KB 1.1MB 171KB
Stoddard, Village WI0028304-10 Vernon June 15 reissuance 259KB 954KB 188KB
General Permit - Nuisance or Invasive Aquatic Plants, Algae and Pathogens WI0064556-2-1 statewide June 15 modification 360KB   74KB
LignoTech USA Inc. WI0003450-8 Marathon June 13 reissuance/
informational
hearing
243KB 196KB 713KB
Augustine Dairy Farm WI0065498-1 Taylor June 7 issuance 294KB   140KB
Spring Valley, Village WI0022373-10 Pierce June 7 reissuance 258KB 202KB 230KB
Highway Dairy Farms LLC WI0066222-1 Lafayette May 31 issuance 306KB   305KB
Foremost Farms USA, Lancaster WI0062308-3-1 Grant May 31 modification 281KB   457KB
Ledgeview Farms LLC WI0065421-1 Brown May 30 issuance/
informational
hearing
325KB   756KB
Denmark, Village WI0021741-8 Brown May 25 reissuance/
informational
hearing
302KB 197KB 547KB
Joy Global Surface Mining Inc. WI0025321-8 Milwaukee May 25 reissuance/
informational
hearing
245KB 189KB 510KB
General Permit - Storage of Domestic Septage WI0066435-1 statewide May 25 issuance 434KB   303KB
Lake Geneva, City WI0021130-9 Walworth May 24 reissuance 279KB   638KB
Campbellsport, Village WI0020818-9 Fond du Lac May 24 reissuance 298KB   624KB
Wittenberg, Village WI0028444-10 Shawano May 24 reissuance 292KB   389KB
Avoca, Village WI0060151-9 Iowa May 24 reissuance/
informational
hearing
229KB 325KB 458KB
Grande Cheese Co, Juda WI0063207-3 Green May 24 revocation/
reissuance
758KB 172KB 1.4MB
GLK Foods LLC WI0050407-7 Outagamie May 24 reissuance 294KB   726KB
Foremost Farms USA, Chilton WI0027618-8 Calumet May 24 reissuance 290KB 613KB 1.2MB
Owen, City WI0020940-9 Clark May 23 reissuance 267KB 203KB 230KB
Little Suamico Sanitary District No.1 WI0031968-7 Oconto May 23 reissuance 265KB   452KB
Neillsville, City WI0021202-9 Clark May 23 reissuance 279KB 771KB 182KB
Hartford Water Pollution Control WI0020192-9 Washington May 17 reissuance/
informational
hearing
289KB 201KB 643KB
Domtar A.W. LLC, Nekoosa WI0003620-8 Wood May 16 reissuance/
informational
hearing
412KB 405KB 1.7MB
Gordondale Farms Inc. WI0062359-3 Portage May 9 reissuance/
informational
hearing
291KB   145KB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Wednesday June 20 2018