Governing Law and Regulations
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Air and Waste Bureau of Waste and Materials Management Hazardous Waste Prevention and Management Section
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Wisconsin's closure rules for hazardous waste TSDFs include both the federal requirements and the state's additional requirements in connection with notification, the post-closure period, and performance standards for landfills and surface impoundments. Post-closure is referred to in Wisconsin as "long-term care" and Wisconsin follows the federal rules, with the exception of the federal standard that allows the post-closure care period to be shortened.
In addition to complying with the general closure and post-closure standards, owners or operators of the various types of TSDFs have to meet closure and post-closure standards specific to their facility types. Wisconsin follows the federal rules specific to facilities using containers, drip pads, hazardous waste storage tanks, ...