Wisconsin Financial Responsibility regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Wisconsin Statutes Annotated (WSA) 289.41 and regulations at Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 664.0140 to 664.0151 and NR 665.0140 to 665.0148 (interim status)

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Solid waste incinerators: WSA 289.41, NR 502.04, and NR 502.13

Solid waste facilities: NR 520.05 to 520.10

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (ATCP) 93.700 to 93.755

Underground storage tanks (USTs): ATCP 93.700 to 93.755

Wetlands mitigation: NR 350.01 to 350.14

Solid waste transporters: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Transportation (Trans) 269.13

Regulatory Agencies

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Division of Consumer Protection Bureau of Weights and Measures

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Wisconsin generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements, with additional requirements for solid waste facilities and transporters and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). See the state section TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES for state rules.

The state's rules for aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) and underground storage tanks (USTs) follow the federal requirements, with some additional requirements for certain financial responsibility mechanisms. See the state sections ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS and UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for additional information.

Administration and enforcement. The Wisconsin Department of Natural ...


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