Wisconsin Leak Detection regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Leak Detection: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air emissions: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 420.05(4)

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Animal feeding operations (AFOs): NR 243.19

Containers: NR 664.0173 to 664.0175

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (ATCP) 93.420

Underground storage tanks (USTs): ATCP 93.510 and ATCP 93.515

Regulatory Agencies

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Air, Waste, and Remediation and Redevelopment Division

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Wisconsin's rules include the federal leak detection rules and several more stringent state requirements for aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) and underground storage tanks (USTs), air emissions, containers, landfills, and surface impoundments. See the national section LEAK DETECTION for a discussion of federal leak detection requirements. In addition, refer to the state section RELEASE NOTIFICATION to review Wisconsin's leak response and reporting requirements.

Wisconsin follows the federal hazardous waste container rules, including the requirement that containers holding hazardous waste must be inspected For information on container containment system requirements, see the national section CONTAINERS.

All hazardous waste landfills and surface impoundments must have a leak detection system as part of their liner system. At present, Wisconsin has no commercial surface impoundments that accept hazardous waste. See the national section SURFACE IMPOUNDMENTS for additional guidance.

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