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Procedures on uploading documents for the Bureau of Water Quality, the Runoff Management Program and the Waterways Program. Procedures outlined in formal memo by Bureau Directors and updated in 2017.

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Review of Water Treatment Additives Under the New NR 106 (Barbieur memo to IWW)
Wisconsins Wetland Water Quality Standards - Draconian Regulation or a Template for Reasoned Environmental Planning? (Michael Cain)
Approved Best Management Practices for scrap recyclers covered under the WPDES WI-S059145 storm water permit.
Approved Best Management Practices for scrap recyclers covered under the WPDES WI-S058831 storm water permit.
Milking center wastewater management
Milk house wastewater soil absorption system
Assessment guide for milking center waste discharges
Guidance on disposal of contaminated milk
Regulation of milkhouse waste
Guidance for permitting of concentrated animal feeding operations - Addressing phosphorus loadings to impaired, outstanding, and exceptional resource waters
Municipal Wastewater Facility Plan - Report Outline
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Filtration preservation study of groundwater samples
In general, antidegradation needs to be evaluated using ch. NR 207 for new discharges or existing discharges where limits are increasing. However, there are several exemptions from antidegradation reviews that are applicable to ammonia.
While not common in Wisconsin, there are a small number of sites where there are multiple dischargers in close proximity to one another. In such cases care must be taken to ensue that the receiving water is not over allocated. This guidance focuses on allocations for a group of dischargers in a particular reach of river.
The approach for determining when limits are to be included in permits depends on whether a facility has limits in an existing permit and what is done for new facilities as part of facility planning.
Table 4B of ch. NR 105 lists chronic toxicity criteria for ammonia that vary based on the presence or absence of early life stages of fish.
Procedures for determining if ammonia limits are needed based on s. NR 106.33. Two exceptions in s. NR 106.33 include if the calculated limits are greater than 20 mg/L summer and 40 mg/L in winter then limits are not required for municipal discharges and if the discharger can demonstrate that their influent total nitrogen is less than the calculated ammonia limits then ammonia limits are not required.
This document is intended to provide guidance on when and how to set ammonia limits to protect downstream resources. The factors that impact whether downstream uses will control the ammonia limits are the ammonia decay rate, travel time to the downstream water and the available dilution in the downstream water.
Chronic ammonia criteria and the associated limits vary with different factors, including the receiving water classification, the receiving water pH, background ammonia concentration, and temperature, the presence of the fish early life stages (ELS), and the amount of available dilution.
Report of the 10/10 Committee
Appendix to the 2022 Wisconsin Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (WisCALM) document. Updated from the 2022 WisCALM document with more complete information. This document outlines procedural steps for acquiring, storing, and assessing the TSI of Wisconsin's lakes.
Appendix to the 2022 Wisconsin Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (WisCALM) document. Updated from the 2022 WisCALM document with more complete information. This document outlines procedural steps for acquiring, storing, and assessing the temperature in streams and rivers.
Appendix to the 2022 Wisconsin Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (WisCALM) document. Updated from the 2022 WisCALM document with more complete information. This document outlines procedural steps for acquiring, storing, and assessing Chloride in Wisconsin's waters.
Appendix to the 2022 Wisconsin Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (WisCALM) document. Updated from the 2022 WisCALM document with more complete information. This document outlines procedural steps for acquiring, storing, and assessing E. coli in Wisconsin's waters.
The purpose of this document is to advise point sources and their consultants as well as other interested entities about adaptive management, when to consider adaptive management, and how to develop a successful adaptive management plan.
The purpose of this document is to inform DNR staff and others about water quality trading, with an emphasis on trading protocols and implementing trading in WPDES permits.
Abandonment of Treatment Facilities
The goal of these procedural instructions is to create an efficient and consistent standard for auditing septage businesses. This document includes standardized checklists for preparing and inspecting septage businesses. It also includes template language that can be used to populate an audit summary letter, summarize potential compliance issues identified while investigating septage landspreading complaints, or draft Environmental Enforcement request (NOV).
The document provides information to internals and externals of the mutual expectations when following this guidance when applying for a variance associated with replacing an Operator-in-Charge due to an untimely death or incapacitation.
The document provides descriptions of work experience to meet requirements for obtaining a Master Operator Certification for Septage Servicing. In addition, the document provides alternative work experience and a listing of substitute equivalency hours. Further, an example of calculating alternative hours is provided. The document was created to assist externals with the department’s expectations as well as to provide department staff with tools to make appropriate evaluations.
This document explains how to format guidance, obtain approvals and sign-offs for guidance and other documents, and provide the information necessary for entry into the Electronic Guidance and Document (EGAD) Database. Storage in EGAD allows guidance and other documents to be housed in one place, sorted by type as noted above, and linked to from internet and intranet pages. Following these procedures is expected to improve consistency in how guidance, other documents, and publications are developed, approved, and stored.
This technical guidance establishes the method for staff in the water quality program to calculate the concentration of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) group of 10 compounds for determining compliance in WPDES permits that regulate contaminants from petroleum products.
National Rivers and Streams Assessments - Wisconsin Fact Sheet 2019
Carbon Dioxide-Carp will be infused into navigational locks or approach channels to reduce the risk of non-native fishes moving upstream during vessel passage. The presence of invasive fish such as Asian Carp species necessitates an effort to reduce their spread. Introducing Carbon Dioxide-Carp into water creates an unfavorable environment for fish. Fish will avoid water with Carbon Dioxide-Carp and seek sources of fresh water.
Carfentrazone-ethyl is used for the control of floating and emergent aquatic plants such as duckweeds (Lemna spp.), watermeals (Wolffia spp.), water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes), water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), and salvinia (Salvinia spp.). Carfentrazone-ethyl can also be used to control submersed plants such as Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum). The herbicide controls plants through the process of membrane disruption which is initiated by the inhibition of the enzyme protoporphyrinogen oxidase, which interferes with the chlorophyll biosynthetic pathway.
Final version of the 2020 WisCALM guidance document.
This manual provides homeowners and landscape professionals with the information needed to design and build rain guards on residential lots, and treating roof runoff from commercial and industrial sites.
Non-Channel Erosion Control Mat Technical Standard 1052 for Construction Storm Water Management
Aquatic Plant Management Handbook CHAPTER 10 PERMITTING THE USE OF DYES IN PUBLIC WATERWAYS
These procedural instructions outline the landspreading management plan (LMP) requirements for WPDES industrial waste generators (industrial liquid wastes, industrial sludges, and by-product solids). These procedural instructions include a checklist for reviewing LMPs as well as a template approval letter. Internal DNR Use Only.
These procedural instructions define the steps of the land application site review process. This document outlines how to catalog sites in the System for Wastewater Applications, Monitoring, and Permits (SWAMP), review site suitability in the Land Application Geodatabase (LAG), and generate approval forms and maps for the permittee or septage business.
Florpyrauxifen-benzyl is broken down quickly in the water by light (i.e., photolysis) and is also subject to microbial breakdown and hydrolysis. It has a half-life (the time it takes for half of the active ingredient to degrade) ranging from 1 – 6 days. Shallow clear-water lakes will lead to faster degradation than turbid, shaded, or deep lakes.
Animal waste enforcement guidance (revised)
This standard establishes the design criteria for tracking control options where construction traffic is likely to transport sediment off site. (Formerly named and replaces Stone Tracking Pad and Tire Washing 3800-2004-04.)
Appendix to the 2018 Wisconsin Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (WisCALM) document. Updated from the 2018 WisCALM document with more complete information. This document outlines procedural steps for acquiring, storing, and assessing the specific parameter(s).
Appendix to the 2018 Wisconsin Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (WisCALM) document. Updated from the 2018 WisCALM document with more complete information. This document outlines procedural steps for acquiring, storing, and assessing the specific parameter(s).
Safety Procedures SOP 5 Monitoring During Ice Cover 3200-2017-40
Safety Procedures SOP 1 Basic Personal Safety
Safety Procedures SOP 15 Volunteer Participant Requirements 3200-2018-33
Safety Procedures SOP 4 Monitoring During Open Water Season 3200-2018-23
Safety Procedures SOP 2 –Working Alone or in Hazardous or Remote Areas 3200-2015-17
Safety Procedures SOP 3 Site Safety Plan/Emergency Contact Form
Safety Procedures SOP 6 Operating and Sampling from Boats 3200-2018-24
This guidance explains how municipalities can include leaf management efforts for credit in TMDL modeling plans.
This standard establishes the design criteria for ditch checks for reducing flow velocity and reducing channel erosion.
Appendix to the 2018 Wisconsin Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (WisCALM) document. Updated from the 2018 WisCALM document with more complete information. This document outlines procedural steps for acquiring, storing, and assessing the specific parameter(s).
Appendix to the 2018 Wisconsin Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (WisCALM) document. Updated from the 2018 WisCALM document with more complete information. This document outlines procedural steps for acquiring, storing, and assessing the specific parameter(s).
Appendix to the 2018 Wisconsin Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (WisCALM) document. Updated from the 2018 WisCALM document with more complete information. This document outlines procedural steps for acquiring, storing, and assessing the specific parameter(s).
Appendix to the 2018 Wisconsin Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (WisCALM) document. Updated from the 2018 WisCALM document with more complete information. This document outlines procedural steps for acquiring, storing, and assessing the specific parameter(s).
Appendix to the 2018 Wisconsin Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (WisCALM) document. Updated from the 2018 WisCALM document with more complete information. This document outlines procedural steps for acquiring, storing, and assessing the specific parameter(s).
Appendix to the 2018 Wisconsin Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (WisCALM) document. Updated from the 2018 WisCALM document with more complete information. This document outlines procedural steps for acquiring, storing, and assessing the specific parameter(s).
Appendix to the 2018 Wisconsin Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (WisCALM) document. Updated from the 2018 WisCALM document with more complete information. This document outlines procedural steps for acquiring, storing, and assessing the specific parameter(s).
Appendix to the 2018 Wisconsin Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (WisCALM) document. Updated from the 2018 WisCALM document with more complete information. This document outlines procedural steps for acquiring, storing, and assessing the specific parameter(s).
Appendix to the 2018 Wisconsin Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (WisCALM) document. Updated from the 2018 WisCALM document with more complete information. This document outlines procedural steps for acquiring, storing, and assessing the specific parameter(s).
This document has been updated by simplifying the procedures for permit document routing. This document will become outdated in 2018 when hard copy legal files are no longer required.
Diquat Chemical Fact Sheet, January 2018 EGAD # 3200-2018-18
Wastewater Operations Handbook - Chapter 11 Permit Issuance and Reissuance Procedures, Replaces Chapter 11 (1993)
Chapter 10 of the Wastewater Operations Handbook provides information on Wisconsin authority to implement the WPDES permit program.
Guidance Document Flow Chart Process
ELT v3 general instructions for mapping tool Users
SWIMS Methods and How to Use
Safety Procedures SOP 7 Electrofishing 3200-2018-25
Safety Procedures SOP 16 Agricultural Compliance Inspections & Complaint Response for Manure and Process Wastewater
Safety Procedures SOP 13 Investigation of Water Quality Complaints 3200-2015-28
Safety Procedures SOP 11 Disinfection 3200-2015-26
Safety Procedures SOP 10 Sediment Sampling 3200-2015-25
Safety Procedures SOP 9 Pesticide Application Training 3200-2015-24
Safety Procedures SOP 8 Diving and Snorkeling 3200-2015-23
This standard establishes the criteria for locating the optimal areas for infiltration and properly sizing infiltration devices.
Starkweather Creek Toxicity Study
Dissolved reactive phosphorus sample collection and preservation methods comparison
This guidance establishes a procedure that can be used to verfiy compliance with the sediment performance standard for construction sites per NR 151.11. This is the associated spreadsheet.
This guidance establishes a procedure that can be used to verfiy compliance with the sediment performance standard for construction sites per NR 151.11.
Wolf Creek TWA WQM Plan 2017 [GB13] Presentation
Overview of Water Resources Programs WQM Planning 2017
Determining Significant Discharges for Compliance with Agricultural Performance Standards and Prohibitions
Compost Technical Standard S100 for Post-Construction Storm Water Management
Approval process for pipes and other similar structures over streams, sloughs, bayous, or marsh outlets (riparian wetlands) that are navigable in fact under s. 30.10(2), Wis. Stats.
Design Considerations for Post-Construction Performance Standards for Public Trails
Wisconsins Nutrient Reduction Strategy Implementation Progress 2015-16 [2017]
Outlines WQ procedures for requesting legal opinion or legal review of documents.
This document provides recommended methods for Wastewater staff to use in planning and conducting inspections, properly documenting inspections, evaluating compliance, and providing compliance assistance to WPDES permit holders.
Tips for using the Fisheries Tablet in the Field 2017
Guidance for Implementing Wisconsin’s Multi-Discharger Variance for Phosphorus
Wadeable Streams Tend Network Monitoring Program: 2010-2014
Feed Storage Area Runoff Controls for CAFOs
The purpose of this chapter is to aid in the selection of appropriate receiving waters for use in dilution ratios, IWC calculations, and dilution waters.
The Vegetated Swale Technical Standard 1005 (previously “Vegetated Infiltration Swale Interim Technical Standard 1005”) provides technical specifications for the design, modeling, construction, implementation, and maintenance of new vegetated swales for purposes of compliance with storm water post-construction performance standards in Ch. NR 151, Wis. Adm. Code
This guidance clarifies whether an updated urbanized area will result in the need for a permitted municipal storm sewer system (MS4) to update its developed urban area modeling to show compliance with the 20% total suspended solids reduction performance standard.
This standard establishes the conditions where storm drain inlet protection is applicable in order to protect conveyance system structures from construction site runoff.
Waterway/Wetland, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) and Storm Water Management Program Wetland Screening and Delineation Procedures
The macroinvertebrate Observed/Expected Taxa Loss model (O/E) is a measure of biologic health that quantifies the ratio of taxa lost at a specific stream. The O/E index can be used to inform DNR staff and the public about the overall health of a wadeable stream through a measure of macroinvertebrate taxonomic completeness. While not used for impaired waters assessments, the O/E index may be used to provide additional insight and clarity on ecosystem health.
The minimum material requirements for compost intended to be used in accordance with the WDNR Technical Standards.
Guidance on implementation of MS4 TMDL wasteload allocation requirements in ch. NR 216 MS4 permits.
Photocopying Agreement
DRAFT Lake Shoreland & Shallows Habitat Monitoring Field Protocol Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources January 8, 2016
This chapter supplements the "Implementation Plan for the Chloride Rule" (1/00), providing guidance for making demonstrations that chloride is causing effluent toxicity.
The purpose of this chapter is to describe the differences between WET and chemicalspecific applications, and to discuss reasons why they may be used separately or in place of one another.
This chapter defines and discusses the Lethal Concentration (LC50), Inhibition Concentration (IC25), and Toxic Unit (TUa or rTUc) toxicity test endpoints.
This chapter is intended to help staff make decisions regarding appropriate time frames and requirements for WET limit compliance schedules in WPDES permits.
The purpose of this chapter is to give example WET enforcement situations and to discuss appropriate responses to violations.
The Department promulgated new water quality standards for ammonia in s. NR 106.36, Wis. Adm. Code, on March 1, 2004, which adjusts WET requirements in certain situations. Part One: The first part of this chapter provides guidance for Department staff, WET labs and permittees, regarding requirements in s. NR 106.36(2), which allows effluent samples used in chronic fathead minnow WET tests to be modified to remove ammonia prior to testing when early life stage (ELS) - absent ammonia criteria are in effect. Part Two: The second part of this chapter gives guidance for staff, to support s. NR 106.36(3), which states that pond systems that have been granted a variance pursuant to s. NR 106.38, Wis. Adm. Code, should not perform WET tests during months when they are not effectively treating ammonia.
This chapter includes guidance regarding the use of WET data & facility-specific information to make decisions regarding WET monitoring and limitations, including how to use the WET Checklist.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide staff with guidance regarding sample type and location to be specified in WPDES permits and to provide guidance to permittees, consultants, and others taking WET samples. Permittees must follow permit requirements when taking WET samples.
The WET Guidance Document is intended to help DNR staff, permittees, and others when making decisions regarding whole effluent toxicity (WET) program issues. The chapters included cover numerous topics, from correct sampling procedures to finding a good WET lab, WET enforcement, and others.
WET Guidance Document – Chapter 1.14 – Standard WET Permit Language
Procedures for the review of additives for potential toxicity.
Procedures for the review of additives for potential toxicity.
This guidance establishes a procedure that can be used to verfiy compliance with the sediment performance standard for construction sites per NR 151.11. This is the associated spreadsheet.
Conducting inspections for small, medium and large farms and crop producers for compliance with agricultural performance standards and prohibitions, notices of discharge, and/or WPDES permit conditions. This may include pre and post grant implementation checks, permit compliance inspections, new permit walk-overs, construction checks, complaint response, and other site inspection purposes.
The Targeted Watershed Site Selection Tool (TWSST) is a watershed scale classification system that groups stream reaches according to a variety of stream channel and landscape-level physical characteristics. The TWSST tool is available for use as a web based mapping application via the Water Condition Viewer.
Safety Procedures SOP 14 Incident Reporting and Near Misses
Safety Procedures SOP 12 –Hazard Communications 3200-2018-30
WCWRPC The amendment would update the sewer service area by eliminating environmentally sensitive areas with slopes greater than 20% from portions of a 8.49 acre site. Site is the Hillcrest Greens Development, located south of US Highway 12 in the City of Altoona.
This guidance establishes a procedure that can be used to verfiy compliance with the sediment performance standard for construction sites per NR 151.11.
The document defines EPA’s 9 Key Elements for watershed protection or restoration plans, compares the elements to County Land and Water Resource Management Plan requirements and provides some key talking points about the two plan types and gives some ideas and reasons for counties to incorporate 9 Key Elements into their Land and Water plans.
This guidance describes the procedures for deriving secondary acute and chronic values for an additive, which can be converted to an allowable usage rate or effluent limit for the given application.
Developed to clarify how to model post-construction storm water management treatment to comply with the post-construction performance standards of subchs. III (Non-Agricultural) and IV (Transportation) of ch. NR 151, Wis. Adm. Code.
Final Report for the 2015-2017 TSR. This report includes the list of topics that will be addressed by the Water Quality Standards Program over the next three years.
This guidance provides local governments with two model ordinances which contain the performance standards in NR 151, as applicable for construction site erosion and sediment control and post-construction storm water management.
Pursuant to s. NR 217.19, Wis. Adm. Code, information collected on this form is required to determine if the Department may grant a variance. An owner of an existing WPDES permitted wastewater treatment system consisting primarily of a stabilization pond or other treatment lagoon may apply for a variance to phosphorus water quality based effluent limits (WQBEL).
This guidance provides a procedure to address blending when a facility has the capability to blend but the design has not been specifically approved to operate with blending.
Diatom Collections for Calculation of the Diatom Nutrient Index (DNI), WQ Monitoring 2015 (version 1)
10/10 Committee Recommendations (Kopecky/Baker memo to Wible)
This standard defines the design criteria of using a bioretention device as an infiltration device as a structural storm water management practice system.
Guidance on implementation of MS4 TMDL wasteload allocation requirements in ch. NR 216 MS4 permits.
Guidance on implementation of MS4 TMDL wasteload allocation requirements in ch. NR 216 MS4 permits.
This guidance establishes how the Department will implement the changes of Act 20. These changes includeuniform statewide standards for local and state regulation of construction site erosion control and post-construction storm water management activities.
This standard establishes the design criteria for sediment traps.
The purpose of this document is to inform Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) staff and others about watershed permitting, with an emphasis on the potential use of this process to facilitate implementation of total maximum daily loads (TMDLs), water quality trading, adaptive management, or other large-scale projects. This document relies on case studies, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidance, and other reference material to highlight the pros and cons of watershed permitting and provides advice on how to successfully implement various watershed permitting types in Wisconsin.
Recommendations for writing Pollutant Minimization Program plans and Source Reduction Measures required with a variance from WQS
Form used by municipal permittee with a stabilization pond or lagoon when applying for an individual phosphorus variance.
Lake Sampling Procedures LTT Water Quality, REVISED 07/03/2014
Delayed implementation date of Jan. 1, 2017 for meeting the highway reconstruction total suspended solids performance standard for municipalities.
This application must be completed by the owner or operator of a CAFO to request approval for adding fields to their NMPs.
In December of 2008, revisions to federal regulations for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) went into effect requiring public notification of substantial modifications to CAFO nutrient management plans (NMP). This document is intended to provide guidance to DNR staff working with CAFO NMPs to identify changes to an NMP that may require public notice and comment.
Whole effluent toxicity (WET) test variability is the result of a number of factors. The primary purposes of this chapter are to discuss potential sources of variability and to present ways for addressing and reducing that variability.
This guidance addresses topics related to the implementation of state and federally approved TMDLs in wastewater permits.
This checklist is meant to be a tool to help Water Quality-Based Effluent Limitation (WQBEL) calculators analyze dissipative cooling (DC) requests made by publicly operated treatment works (POTWs) under ss. NR 106.59(4) or (6), Wis. Adm. Code.
This guidance document is intended to be used by WDNR staff when implementing the new requirements adopted as Wisconsin Administrative Code under Order WT-23-11. Most of the rule content establishes requirements for municipal owners of sewage collection systems including prohibitions on sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). Elements of the rule package also cover operations of sewage treatment facilities, industrial wastewater treatment facilities and private sewage treatment works.
The intent of this document is to provide guidance to WDNR staff, WPDES permittees and their associates on how to implement the procedures in Chapters NR 102 and NR 106, Wis. Adm. Code, to ensure the protection of the surface waters receiving effluent discharges of heated water.
EVALUATION OF THE WISCONSIN PRIORITY WATERSHED PROGRAM FOR IMPROVING STREAM HABITAT AND FISH COMMUNITIES
TMDL Development and Implementation Guidance: Integrating the WPDES and Impaired Waters Programs
Clean Water Fund Program (CWFP) Department of Natural Resources Plan of Operation Certification Checklist Bureau of Community Financial Assistance Form 8700-293 Rev. 10-01
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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources P.O. Box 7921 Madison, WI 53707-7921 Miscellaneous Publication
Guidance for Total Nitrogen Monitoring in WPDES Permit
Guidance for Determining Completeness of WPDES Permit Applications
Please use this suggested format when developing the Operational Evaluation Report that may be contained in a Phosphorus Water Quality Based Effluent Limit compliance schedule of a Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) Discharge Permit.
This standard defines the design criteria for an infiltration trench as a storm water management practice.
Wisconsin Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (WisCALM) applicable to waters last assessed in 2012.
Pursuant to s. NR 217.19, Wis. Adm. Code, information collected on this form is required to determine if the Department may grant a variance. An owner or operator of a WPDES permitted wastewater treatment system consisting primarily of a stabilization pond or lagoon may apply for a variance to phosphorus water quality based effluent limits (WQBEL).
Pursuant to ss. NR 106.59(4) and (6), Wis. Adm. Code, this application must be completed for dissipative cooling (DC) evaluation of a publicly operated treatment works (POTW) discharge as related to weekly average temperature limits.
Request Adaptive Management for WPDES permit compliance
Wastewater Records Retention/Disposition Authorities (RDAs)
Post-construction and Evaluations for Large CAFO Reviewable Facilities and Systems
Non-Wadeable Macroinvertebrate Field Data Report Form 3200-136 (R 10/11)
Instructions for Completing the WPDES Municipal Wastewater Discharge Permit Application
Extension of Groundwater Permit Letter to Permittee (Template)
Check Sheet for Permit Review Procedures for Groundwater Discharges
This guidance is obsolete and has been replaced by the 2013 version of "Guidance for Implementation of Wisconsin's Thermal Water Quality Standards."
Wisconsin assessment and listing methodology (WisCALM) for Clean Water Act reporting is a systematic process by which water condition is assessed and management options evaluated. WisCALM provides guidance for conducting general and impaired water determinations.
Implementation plan for the chloride rule
Annual Rivers Monitoring Sites 2010 Map
Watershed Management Program Information Technology Strategic Plan
Watershed Planning Guidance Document 2009
This guidance clarifies the 20% and 40% reduction in total suspended solids performance standard in runoff for municipalities subject to storm water permit requirements, internally drained areas
Guidance for Evaluating Intake Structures Using Best Professional Judgment (BPJ)
The purpose of this Technical Support Document (TSD) is to support the thermal rule revisions in Chapters NR 102 and NR 106 by providing relevant background information, including an explanation of why individual revisions are being proposed, and explaining how the revisions were developed.
Disinfection Requirements for Discharges to Streams Designated for Recreational Use
Operation and Needs Reviews (ONR) Review Procedures
Establishes consistent procedures for public notification with WPDES Permit drafting, responding to comments, complying with NR 203, etc.
This chapter provides guidance to aid dischargers and their consultants when conducting a TRE. Included is a description of the basic steps usually included in a TRE and the reports usually submitted to the Department.
This chapter is designed to help calculate use restrictions and determine WET monitoring frequencies when additives are used. This guidance is intended to apply to discharges of noncontact cooling water, contact cooling water, boiler blowdown, or cooling tower blowdown that contain water quality additives.
This chapter describes the WET test review process generally followed by the Biomonitoring Coordinator. This chapter is provided for staff, permittees, and others who want to understand why review decisions were made; it also discusses common data patterns and provides guidance on dose-response, confidence intervals, and other information.
Wastewater Vision Final 2007_Dec 27.doc
This standard establishes criteria for ponds to detain storm water runoff in urban areas where storm water runoff pollution due to particulate solids loading and attached pollutants is a concern.
The main focus of this paper is to evaluate land application of industrial wastes and to present short and longer term recommendation for improvements to the Department’s oversight and regulation of this activity. Special emphasis was placed on land application contractors that land apply large volumes of primarily a mixture of industrial wastes. Land application of other wastes and other methods of handling high strength wastes were evaluated to gain insight for developing recommendations.
Mercury Pollutant Mininimization Program Guidance
This standard determines the appropriate methods to remove sediment from water generated during dewatering activities.
Effluent Limitations for Phosphorus Addendum #4 Staff Roles and Responsibilities
Effluent Limitations for Phosphorus Addendum #3 (Includes Application of NR 217 to Impaired Waters
The intent of this guidance is to outline the response roles and interaction of WPDES and Remediation and Redevelopment staff when a spill or discharge is reported. This guidance describes the reporting requirements for each program and recommends a coordinated communication strategy and regulatory approach for staff in each program.
Permit dates and administrative issues for WPDES Permits, 3400-2007-04
Municipal Wastewater Guidance
Determining Reasonable Potential for Narrative Standards
Municipal Wastewater Guidance
Until NR 151.003, Wis. Adm. Code, can be revised, regional ponds for new development requiring a ch. 30 permit must be constructed prior to October 1, 2002, in order to be used for TSS reduction credit will not be enforced, provided the pond received all required DNR permits or approvals by that date.
WDNR Program Guidance for Septage Considerations in Municipal Wastewater Facility Planning and for Application of Zero Percent Clean Water Fund Loans
Wastewater Systems Security Vandalism Prevention Design Checklist
Determining Mercury Limits in Wisconsin Surface Waters
This standard establishes the design criteria for a construction site diversion for the purpose of diverting runoff.
This standard establishes the design criteria for ditch checks for the purpose of reducing flow velocity and reducing channel erosion.
Testing of P-source Materials for Water Extractable Phosphorus
ELG Appendix M (meat processor): IWW Guidance for determining permit parameters and sampling frequency
Non-point discharges from silviculture activities are exempt under s. NR 216.42(3), Wis. Adm. Code. Memo lists when exception does not apply as well.
Coordination of activities regarding sewer overflows
This guidance establishes the means of when a permit can be terminated by the Department when the owner/operator fails to submit a Notice of Termination.
On the Use of the Grubbs Statistical Outlier Test in the WT Program
Municipal Treatment Works Design Flow
This standard establishes the design criteria for a turbidity barrier in order to provide sediment containment while construction activities are occuring in or directly adjacent to a waterway or waterbody.
This standard establishes the design criteria for a silt curtain in order to provide sediment containment while construction activities are occuring in or directly adjacent to a waterway or waterbody.
This manual provides homeowners and landscape professionals with the information needed to design and build rain guards on residential lots, and treating roof runoff from commerial and industrial sites.
This standard applies where runoff chennelizes in intermittent flow and vegetation is to be established.
This standard applies to erosion mat selection for use on erodible slopes in regards to non-channel erosion.
Fecal Coliform Reporting Draft guidance
reissuance of permits with comments by MEA
Clean Water Fund Eligibility for Security Related Components of Wastewater Projects
Aerobic Bench-scale Test
Comparison of Calculation Methods for the Extended Aeration Bench Test
Summary memo - MOU Between DATCP and DNR Concerning Hazardous Substances
MOU Between DATCP and DNR Concerning Hazardous Substances
Risk Characterization, Assessment, and Management of Organic Pollutants in Beneficially Used Residual Products
This chapter provides guidance regarding alternate dilution series for WET tests.
The purpose of this chapter is to address the use of receiving waters as diluent and controls in WET tests, discuss some problems that have been noted with receiving water controls in the past, and discuss how the DNR may interpret a WET test when a dilution water has not met test acceptability criteria.
The purpose of this chapter is to explain why the WDNR may require WET testing at facilities that use lagoons for wastewater treatment, even if WET test species are already present (and aybe even raised for bait) in the systems.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide some guidance and answers to frequently asked questions for permittees who are selecting a new WET lab.
The purpose of this chapter is to describe a screening tool developed by the UW State Laboratory of Hygiene's Biomonitoring Lab for use when assessing multiple effluent or receiving water samples for toxicity.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide some explanation of the reasoning behind the CO2 entrapment method required by the Methods Manual, and how it controls pH and eliminates artifactual ammonia toxicity.
pH monitoring guidance
This standard defines the design criteria for an infiltration basin as a structural storm water management practice system.
Permit drafting guidance for implementing the new ammonia rules (NR 106)
Environmental Enforcement Handbook for Wastewatrer
This standard describes the practices used to reduce or prevent the surface and air transport of dust during construction
This standard establishes the design criteria for a silt fence as a storm water management practice.
This standard establishes the conditions in which mulching should be applied to in order to protect the soil surface from rainfall and runoff.
This standard describes the temporary grading practices that may be employed for erosion control.
This standard establishes the design criteria for a sediment bale barrier as a storm water management practice.
This standard establishes design, installation, and performance requirements for an area of dense vegetation intended to slow runoff and trap sediment.
This standard establishes the design criteria for a stone or tire washing station where construction traffic is likely to transport sediment off site. Revised version 3800-2018-04 has replaced this version.
This standard establishes the conditions in which seeding should be applied in order to reduce runoff and erosion.
Recommendations for pH monitoring at pond and lagoon systems
Lagoon Calculator
EPA Equilibrium Sediment Benchmark Approach to Address Mixtures of PAHs for Protecting Benthic Macroinvertebrates
Continuous Monitoring and Compliance Guidance
Guidance on the use of drop-out language (removal of a limit)
An information guide for DNR staff, community class public water system owners, and their consultants, for explaining and applying HFS 157 wastewater disposal criteria for wastewater containing naturally occurring radionuclides removed from well water that will be discharged to a sanitary sewer, directly to a POTW, or to a surface water body.
This guidance provides clarification for when a prospective landowner applies for construction site storm water permit coverage.
Biosecurity measures for Agricultural Runoff Management Staff
Land Treatment of Municipal and Domestic Wastewater - References
Wisconsin DNR effects-based sediment quality guidelines for commonly found in-place contaminants to serve as benchmark values for making comparisons to the concentrations of contaminant levels in sediments at sites under evaluation.
In 1992 the 10/10 committee recommended the so-called "5/10 Policy", which raised two issues of note: there was uncertainty over whether permit limits between 5 - 10 mg/L BOD5 would significantly impact water quality when the calculated limit was < 5 mg/L and that technologies to meet 5 vs. 10 mg/L were the same. In the intervening 11 years field data from Central Wisconsin streams and technology developments have provided an opportunity to reevaluate the 5/10 guidance in this portion of Wisconsin.
Reporting polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs)
Reporting of low-level concentrations of BOD and total suspended solids
Wastewater Facility Plan Review Checklist and Summary
Mercury rule implementation guidance (for DNR staff)
Guildance for Determining Permit Parameters, Limits and Sampling Frequency for surface Water Discharge - COW Water
This standard establishes the design criteria for a sediment basin intended to allow sufficient time for the majority of the sediment to settle out.
Total mercury monitoring procedures for meeting WPDES permit requirements ( for permittees)
Permit procedures for sludge and waste hauled to another facility
This document contains supporting information developed by the Ammonia Advisory Committee (AC) and Department of Natural Resources Staff. It is generally organized by AC Subgroup.
Total residual halogens, alternative approach
Documentation of an amended process and delegation of responsibilities for water quality standards variances
Procedure for handling requests for variances from water quality standards under section 283.15, stats.
Reduced Monitoring Guidance
Standard Language Requirements Printed Publications 2013 WY
WPDES permit document routing procedures FYI:
Total residual halogens
Chloride variance information and worksheet
Water intake discharges
Sewer and Lift Station Calculator
Discount Factors for Discrete Compounding
Guidelines for Evaluating Habitat of Wadeable Streams Revised June 2002
Interim guidance for when a permittee may not be in substantial compliance
Alternative Phosphorus Effluent Limitation Information Request
Guidance for issuing NOC-NOV for sewer overflow events
Wastewater Facility Plan Review Procedures
Addendum to the total residual chlorine reporting level guidance
Basis guidance for applying for a copper variance
Replicate values reporting - guidance
Summary of ch. NR 150 Action Type Determinations Applicable to Sewerage System Project Plan Reviews
The purpose of this chapter is to give guidance to WDNR staff when determining the appropriateness of applying WET tests to future WPDES permit reissuances.
This chapter is intended to help staff collect samples and make arrangements for toxicity testing at the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene (SLH) in response to a spill.
BOD holding time requirement
Permits and approvals for new power plants
WDNR guidance for effluent limit requests for wastewater facility planning studies
Environmental review procedures guidance for sludge and septage storage facilities
Disinfection determinations for municipal treatment plants
Modified from Simonson and Lyons 1993. Evaluation of the Wisconsin Priority Watershed Program for Improving Stream Fish Communities
Guidance for addressing compliance issues related to the industry-specific industrial storm water permits for facilities that are regulated under the WI-S059145 (vehicle parts permit) and WI-S058831 (scrap permit).
Ed L. Avery, Bureau of Integrated Science Services, Waupaca, WI
Information relating to water discharges from electric generating plants
Assessment of Reed Bed Biosolids Drying Technology and Use of Phragmites in Wisconsin
This guidance clarifies when the Department may allow or require the use of a storm water treatment system and whether a review of that system is required.
Guidance for Plans and Specifications Submittals for the Construction of Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Systems Discharging to Publicly Owned Treatment Works
Wadeable Stream Fish Community Evaluation Form 3600-230 (R 7/00)
Form 3200-081 (R 6/00) This form has been replaced with an update from 2007.
DMR reporting of chlorine residual mass discharge
Calculation of dissolved metals translator using site-specific data
Dissolved-based special monitoring requirements in permits
Appropriate use of department guidance
Policy development process for the WPDES permit program
The purpose of this chapter is to address sample collection and retesting issues for intermittent dischargers (including "fill & draw" types) for WDNR staff when determining permit requirements and for permittee use when conducting whole effluent toxicity (WET) tests.
This manual provides guidance on the design of storm water management practices to achieve water quality.
This manual provides information on ways to reduce pollution from urban storm water runoff.
This manual provides guidance on the design of storm water management practices to achieve water quality.
Guidance for the animal waste management program: Environmental analysis and review
specific oxygen uptake rate test worksheet
Department of Natural Resources Wetland Directory
Mixing Zones
WQ RIP Ch. 10 Compliance Schedule Guidance
Guidance for dealing with discharges to disappearing streams
Clarification of Storm Water Discharge Permit Fee Assessments for the Non-Metallic Mining Industry - Spread Coverage Storm Water Discharge Permitting Staff
Storage Pile BMP (1996) Guidance. Each chapter deals with a specific material and describes pollutants associated with the pile, how the pollutants are carried to surface waters, and suggested management practices to reduce storm water pollutants associated with that type of material.
An evaluation of criteria for classifying water bodies as both Outstanding and Exceptional Resources.
This memo clarifies what to constitute as vehicle maintenance at airports and permit coverage
Evaluating potential source areas of storm water contamination from roof vent emissions.
A single WPDES Storm Water Discharge Permit coverage will be issued to a contiguous site that is shared by one or more businesses under· common control.
The opening of a new gravel pit is regulated under the industrial storm water discharge program, not the construction site storm water program.
This memo describes the circumstances in which mill and crush operations are not considered "land disturbing construction activity", and not subject to NR 216 Subchapter III.
Sanitary Sewer Extension Submittal - Form 3400-059
This manual reflects the requirements for preparing a Storm Water Pollution Prevention plan per s. NR 216.27, Wis. Adm. Code.
Sulfite Liquor, Landspreading Plan of Operation
This manual is for Tier 1 type facilities that discharge storm water associated with industrial activities and assists in meeting storm water sampling requirements.
Changes to Public Notice Procedures for nonsubstantive WPDES permit modifications
Stream Classifications in Admininstrative Rules Relating to New or Modified Permit Limits for Point Sources (memo from Baker, Kopecky)
Wastewater Permit Drafting Manual-Chapter 14
Wastewater Permit Drafting Manual-Chapter 18
Wastewater Permit Drafting Manual-Chapter 12
Wastewater Permit Drafting Manual-Chapter 13
Water Quality Standards for Wetlands - A Guide to NR 103
Mixing Zone Guidance For Chronic Toxicity and Zones of Initial Dilution
1992_Lyons_Warmwater_F-IBI Protocols
Limits for Zones of Initial Dilution
A position paper of Wisconsin State Agencies: The mixing of animal wastes with domestic or sanitary waste
The mixing of animal waste with domestic or sanitary waste
Becker, George C. Fishes of Wisconsin University of Wisconsin Press, 1983 xii, 1052 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm.
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, Madison, Wisconsin • 1967
Dingeii-Johnson Project F-1 0-R) WISCONSIN CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT Madison 1, Wisconsin