Wisconsin Fugitive Emissions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Fugitive particulate matter emission: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 415.04

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Source-specific standards: NR 415.075 and NR 415.076

Visible emissions:

Existing sources: NR 431.04

New sources: NR 431.05.

Nonattainment areas: NR 415.04(2)(c)(2)

Fugitive volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from petroleum refineries: NR 420.05(4)

Odor: NR 429.03

Regulatory Agency

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Air and Waste Bureau of Air Management

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Applicable sources in Wisconsin must follow the federal new source performance standards and the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants, which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions. In addition, DNR has developed its own regulations for the control of fugitive particulate matter and VOC emissions, as well as visible emissions and odor.

Administration and enforcement. DNR's Bureau of Air Management is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's fugitive emissions regulations.

State Requirements


NR 415.04

Wisconsin requires anyone handling any material to take precautions to prevent particulate matter from becoming airborne. Precautions that Wisconsin recommends include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Demolition dust. Use of water or chemicals, where possible, for the control of dust in the demolition of existing buildings or structures or construction operations.
  • Dirt roads, stockpiles. Application of asphalt, ...

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