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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 groundwater.
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Program

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 link in the "Public Notice Date" column. The proposed permit can be downloaded by clicking on the link in the "Permit Number" 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 Number [PDF] County Public Notice Date [PDF] Permit Action Supporting Documents [PDF]
Racine Wastewater Utility WI-0025194-09-0 Racine November 15 reissuance Fact Sheet
Compliance Determination
WQBEL Memo
Village of Genoa City WI-0021083-09-0 Walworth November 14 reissuance Fact Sheet
WQBEL Memo
Village of Lone Rock WI-0060763-09-0 Richland November 14 reissuance Fact Sheet
Village of Edgar WI-0021784-10-0 Marathon November 13 reissuance Fact Sheet
Variance Application
Variance Checklist
Variance Approval
WQBEL Memo
Village of Browntown WI-0032051-07-0 Green November 13 reissuance and informational hearing Fact Sheet
Compliance Determination
Variance Data Sheet
Antidegradation Review Information
WQBEL Memo
Village of Friesland WI-0031780-08-0 Dodge November 11 reissuance Fact Sheet
Compliance Determination
WQBEL Memo
City of Kewaunee WI-0020176-09-0 Kewaunee November 7 reissuance Fact Sheet
Compliance Determination
WQBEL Memo
Back Road Beef LLC WI-0056294-07-0 Jefferson November 7 reissuance Fact Sheet
Pittsville WI-0020494-10-0 Wood November 7 reissuance Fact Sheet
WQBEL Memo
Variance Application
Variance Checklist
Variance Approval
Elroy WI-0023931-08-0 Juneau November 7 reissuance Fact Sheet
WQBEL Memo
Village of Weyerhaeuser WI-0020761-10-0 Rusk November 7 reissuance Fact Sheet
WQBEL Memo
Facility Diagram
WQTP
WQTP Approval
Ho Chunk Nation WI-0061263-07-0 Juneau and Crawford November 7 reissuance Fact Sheet
WQBEL Memo
City of Cedarburg WI-0020222-09-1 Ozaukee November 7 modification Fact Sheet
WQBEL Memo
Village of Cochrane WI-0020214-10-0 Buffalo November 7 reissuance Fact Sheet
Groundwater Evaluation Report
Hillsboro WI-0020583-10-0 Vernon November 6 reissuance Fact Sheet
WQBEL Memo
Variance Application
Variance Checklist
Variance Approval
Alma Center WI-0021385-10-0 Jackson November 6 reissuance Fact Sheet
Groundwater Evaluation Report
City of Eagle River WI-0022004-10-0 Vilas November 6 reissuance Facility Diagram
WQBEL Memo
Lake Wapogasset Bear Trap Lake S.D. WI-0060313-11-0 Polk November 5 reissuance Fact Sheet
Facility Diagram Groundwater Evaluation Summary
City of Sparta WI-0020737-10-0 Monroe November 4 reissuance & informational hearing Fact Sheet
Compliance Determination
WQBEL Memo
WQBEL Copper Addition
AMP Conditional Approval Letter
City of Berlin WI-0021229-10-0 Waushara October 31 reissuance Fact Sheet
WQBEL Memo
Compliance Determination
Village of Rockland WI-0028967-10-0 La Crosse October 31 reissuance Fact Sheet
WQBEL Memo
City of Niagara WI-0029467-10-0 Marinette October 31 reissuance Fact Sheet
WQBEL Memo
Compliance Determination
Village of Bowler WI-0021237-09-0 Shawano October 30 reissuance Fact Sheet
WQBEL Memo
Compliance Determination
Village of Baldwin WI-0026891-10-0 St. Croix October 25 reissuance Fact Sheet
WQBEL Memo
City of Whitehall WI-0030970-09-0 Trempleau October 23 reissuance Fact Sheet
WQBEL Memo
Variance Application
Variance Checklist
Variance Approval
City of Mellen WI-0020311-10-0 Ashland October 23 reissuance & informational hearing Fact Sheet
Variance
WQBEL Memo
Facility Diagram
Village of Osceola WI-0025020-10-0 Polk October 23 reissuance Fact Sheet
WQBEL Memo
Statz Brothers Inc. WI-0056791-05-0 Dane October 23 reissuance Fact Sheet
Sartori Company - West Main Building WI-0041904-08-1 Sheboygan October 23 modification Fact Sheet
Rickert Bros LLC WI-0063975-03-0 Fond du Lac October 23 reissuance Fact Sheet
Compliance Determination
Superior Refining Co. WI-0003085-09-0 Douglas October 22 reissuance Fact Sheet
WQBEL Memo
Compliance Determination
B&D Dairy Farm LLC WI-0061794-04-1 Marinette October 21 modification Fact Sheet
Cedar Grove, Village of WI-0020711-09-0 Sheboygan October 18 reissuance & informational hearing Fact Sheet
WQBEL Memo
Variance Application
Compliance Determination Variance
Poplar, Village of WI-0049760-05-0 Douglas September 10 reissuance & informational hearing Fact Sheet
Facility Diagram
WQBEL Memo
Variance
Last revised: Friday November 15 2019