Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Wisconsin's recordkeeping regulations are stricter in some cases than the federal. See the national section RECORDKEEPING for more information on federal recordkeeping requirements.
In general, Wisconsin’s recordkeeping requirements for air emissions sources follow the federal rules. However, there is no single set of records that all facilities must keep. A facility’s permit will establish what records it must keep. The permit should explain what records are required for the specific source and the applicable retention time. A permit may also refer to sections of the regulations dealing with specific requirements.
Wisconsin’s Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program has not been approved by the EPA. Therefore, both state and federal UST regulations apply in the state.
See Table 1 for state environmental recordkeeping requirements.
Wisconsin is not a “state plan” state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Therefore, the federal rules govern workplace safety and health in the private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations). The state does have safety and health rules that govern the public sector (government offices and operations) workplace. The state has adopted recordkeeping requirements for employee medical records that mirror federal requirements. The requirement for submitting completed illness and injury report forms is stricter than federal requirements. See Table 2 for state safety recordkeeping requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. The DNR and its various branches and programs are responsible for the administration and enforcement of the environmental ...