Governing Law and Regulations
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Air and Waste Bureau of Air Management
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Applicable sources in Wisconsin must follow the federal new source performance standards and the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants, which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions. In addition, DNR has developed its own regulations for the control of fugitive particulate matter and VOC emissions, as well as visible emissions and odor.
• Administration and enforcement. DNR's Bureau of Air Management is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's fugitive emissions regulations.
FUGITIVE PARTICULATE MATTER EMISSIONS
Wisconsin requires anyone handling any material to take precautions to prevent particulate matter from becoming airborne. Precautions that Wisconsin recommends include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Demolition dust. Use of water or chemicals, where possible, for the control of dust in the demolition of existing buildings or structures or construction operations.
- Dirt roads, stockpiles. Application of asphalt, ...