Governing Law and Regulations
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Department of Military Affairs Wisconsin Emergency Management
Emergencies Operations Center (EOC)
Local fire and police departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Wisconsin has adopted the federal community right-to-know requirements for emergency planning and response. These rules establish the emergency planning and response rules for facilities that must comply with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). See the national sections COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW and EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE for a discussion of the federal rules.
Large quantity hazardous waste generators are required to prepare an emergency preparedness plan, and in addition, they are required to have an emergency response coordinator. Small quantity generators are not required to have an emergency preparedness plan but are required to designate an emergency response coordinator. For additional information on generator responsibilities for emergency planning and response, see the national section GENERATORS.
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