Governing Law and Regulations
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Wisconsin does not have a property transfer law and generally follows the federal requirements. However, as part of the closure rules for both hazardous and solid waste facilities, owners and operators are required to make deed notations regarding how the property was used. For more information on the federal requirements, see the national section PROPERTY TRANSFER.
The state also has property transfer requirements for the remediation of sites that have been contaminated with petroleum products.
• Administration and enforcement. The DNR administers and enforces the hazardous waste facility closure rules in Wisconsin. The DSPS has responsibility for administering and enforcing regulations for petroleum-contaminated sites.
NR 664.0012 and NR 670.040
Wisconsin requires that the owner of property on which a disposal facility is located record a notation on the deed to the facility property. The notation will forever notify a purchaser that the land was used to manage hazardous wastes. Such notation must appear if:
- Hazardous waste was intentionally placed into or on the ...