Wisconsin Air - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Air - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 51 and 40 CFR 52.2569 to 52.2591

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Attainment status: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 401 and 40 CFR 81.350

Air permits: NR 405 to 410

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): NR 445 to 469

New source performance standards (NSPS): NR 440

Pollutant transport: NR 432, 40 CFR 52.2587, and 40 CFR 52.2588

Regional haze: NR 433

Regulatory Agency

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Air, Waste, and Remediation & Redevelopment Division (AWaRe) Air Management Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Wisconsin's air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP). The SIP is a plan that details basic strategies for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.

Administration and enforcement. DNR's Air Management Program is responsible for administering and enforcing Wisconsin's air pollution rules.

State Requirements



Wisconsin's SIP was officially submitted to EPA in January 1972 and is frequently amended to comply with the 1990 CAA amendments. The SIP focuses on permitting, requirements for nonattainment areas, HAPs, and numerous other air-related programs.

Attainment Status

The areas of the state that do not meet the NAAQS are designated as nonattainment for that particular criteria pollutant. Wisconsin has nonattainment areas for ozone and sulfur dioxide. ...

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