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Wisconsin Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste contingency plan rules: Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 662.034(1)(d), NR 664.0050 to 664.0056, and NR 665.0050 to 665.0056 (interim status)

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Notification: NR 664.0056(4)(b) and NR 664.0056(9)

Regulatory Agency

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Air and Waste Bureau of Waste and Materials Management Hazardous Waste Prevention and Management Section

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Wisconsin's contingency plan requirements for hazardous waste generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) are the same as the federal requirements, but there are two additional state notification requirements.

Administration and enforcement. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Bureau of Waste and Materials Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste contingency plan requirements in Wisconsin.

State Requirements

PLAN IMPLEMENTATION

NR 664.0056(4)(b)

The Wisconsin Division of Emergency Government must be notified at 800-943-0003 when the contingency plan is implemented.

NOTIFICATION BEFORE RESUMING OPERATIONS

NR 664.0056(9)

Although the federal rules have deleted this requirement, Wisconsin requires notification to the DNR and other appropriate state and local authorities that the facility is in compliance with NR 664.0056(8) (regarding cleaned emergency equipment and completed cleanup procedures) before resuming operations in the affected areas of the facility.

Additional Guidance

COMMON CONTINGENCY PLAN VIOLATIONS

The following violations of contingency plan rules are among ...


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