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
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Wisconsin's hazardous waste surface impoundment requirements include the federal rules and several more stringent state standards. The state's standards cover licensing procedures, fees, and closure. The federal organic air emissions standards for surface impoundments are in effect in Wisconsin.
Note: At present, Wisconsin has no commercial surface impoundments that accept hazardous waste.
• Administration and enforcement. DNR's Bureau of Waste and Materials Management administers and enforces the surface impoundment rules in Wisconsin, including the organic air emissions standards.
NR 670 and NR 670 Appendix II
Wisconsin refers to "permits" as "licenses." The hazardous waste surface impoundment licensing process is quite involved in ...