Governing Law and Regulations
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Air and Waste Remediation and Redevelopment Program
| To report a spill, contact DNR's Spill Reporting Hotline at 800-943-0003 (available 24 hours) |
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Wisconsin has promulgated state regulations that address hazardous spills, including oil spills.
• Administration and enforcement. DNR's Remediation and Redevelopment Program administers the state requirements for oil spills and subsequent remediation in Wisconsin.
Unless an exemption applies, persons who cause a discharge of a hazardous substance to the environment or who possess control of a hazardous substance that is discharged to the environment must immediately notify DNR of the discharge by telephone, facsimile, or by visiting a DNR office during normal business hours. After normal business hours, responsible persons should call DNR's 24-hour hotline telephone number. Nonemergency spills may be reported by e-mailing or faxing a completed copy of the Notification Form for Hazardous Substance Discharge, a copy of which can be accessed in Forms in this section.
The following information is required in a spill notification:
- Name, address, and telephone number of the person reporting the discharge
- Name, address, and telephone number of the discharger, or owner and operator of the underground storage tank (UST), and ...