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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
Birchwood, Village WI0060003-10 Washburn September 19 reissuance 270KB   630KB
Cleveland, Village WI0030848-9 Manitowoc September 18 reissuance/
270KB 231KB 563KB
Brule Sanitary District No.1 WI0061158-9 Douglas September 18 reissuance 242KB   738KB
Mount Calvary, Village WI0035963-7-1 Fond du Lac September 14 modification 287KB   1MB
La Farge, Village WI0024465-11 Vernon September 13 reissuance 284KB 294KB 197KB
Butte des Morts Consolidated Sanitary District No.1 WI0032492-6 Winnebago September 12 reissuance 286KB   585KB
Algoma, City WI0020745-9-1 Kewaunee September 12 modification 309KB   1.2MB
Essity Professional Hygiene North America LLC WI0037389-9 Winnebago September 7 reissuance/
338KB 498KB 2.2MB
Foremost Farms USA Plover WI0003859-9 Portage September 7 reissuance 262KB   237KB
Robinway Dairy LLC WI0066231-1 Manitowoc September 7 reissuance 313KB   149KB
Town of Holland Sanitary District No.1 WI0028207-7 Brown September 6 reissuance/
818KB 458KB 1.5MB
Roberts, Village WI0028835-10-1 St. Croix September 6 modification 583KB   273KB
Lakeside Foods Inc., Belgium WI0000817-9 Ozaukee August 30 reissuance 297KB   1.8MB
Klemp Industrial LLC WI0055212-8 Waushara August 30 reissuance 245KB   188KB
The Hanor Co. of Wisconsin LLC, Main Farm WI0056260-6 Sauk August 29 reissuance 309KB   312KB
Bonduelle USA Inc., Fairwater WI0002666-9 Fond du Lac August 27 reissuance 322KB   748KB
Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., Tomah WI0056057-7 Monroe August 24 reissuance 259KB   192KB
Waupaca Foundry Plant 4, Marinette WI0043699-8 Marinette August 24 reissuance 195KB   669KB
Wisconsin Veneer & Plywood Inc. WI0047929-5 Shawano August 24 reissuance 220KB   627KB
Graf Creamery WI00001732-9 Shawano August 24 reissuance 276KB   1.1MB
Payne and Dolan Inc., Capitol Sand & Gravel Site 80328 WI0033286-9 Dane August 23 reissuance 194KB   251KB
Grand View Dairy Farm Inc. WI0065030-2 Calumet August 23 reissuance 297KB   222KB
Fish, Crystal, & Mud Lake Rehabilitation District WI0049964-4 Dane August 23 reissuance 217KB   2.9MB
Hillshire Brands Co., New London WI0023094-7 Waupaca August 23 reissuance 271KB 260KB 1.1MB
Belgium, Village WI0023353-9 Ozaukee August 23 reissuance 325KB 464KB 963KB
Daybreak Foods Inc., Lake Mills WI0057550-6 Dane/Jefferson August 23 reissuance 275KB   2.2MB
Birchwood Manufacturing Co. WI0042528-4 Barron August 22 reissuance 211KB   559KB
Lakeland Sanitary District No. 1 WI0061387-10 Barron August 22 reissuance 225KB 394KB 218KB
Burnett Dairy Cooperative WI0039039-9 Burnett August 22 reissuance 298KB   1.5MB
Oshkosh, City WI0025038-9 Winnebago August 22 reissuance/
318KB 205KB 1.8MB
Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District WI0031232-9 Outagamie August 22 reissuance/
358KB 201KB 13.5MB
Edgerton, City WI0020346-9 Rock August 22 reissuance 263KB   742KB
Onion River Wastewater Commission WI0036811-6 Sheboygan August 22 reissuance 277KB 447KB 880KB
Sun Prairie, City WI0020478-10 Dane August 21 reissuance 297KB   771KB
Alma, City WI0022101-10 Buffalo August 16 reissuance/
250KB 385KB 268KB
Potosi - Tennyson Sewage Commission WI0021547-9 Grant August 16 reissuance/
279KB 226KB 506KB
Fontana Walworth Water Pollution Control Commission WI0036021-7 Walworth August 10 reissuance/
312KB 2.2MB 207KB
The Procter & Gamble Paper Products Co. WI0001031-9 Brown August 9 reissuance/
303KB 279KB 358KB
ST Paper LLC WI0000531-8 Oconto August 8 reissuance/
287KB 190KB 1.1MB
Stevens Point, City WI0029572-9 Portage August 7 reissuance/
305KB 198KB 286KB
Cellu Tissue Corporation, Neenah WI0000680-9 Winnebago August 6 reissuance/
249KB 1.8MB 326KB
Mount Horeb, Village WI0020281-8 Dane August 2 reissuance/
298KB 200KB 1MB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Tuesday September 18 2018