Wisconsin Release Notification regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Release Notification: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Excess air emissions: NR 439.03(4) and NR 445.16

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Hazardous substances: Wisconsin "Spills Law," Wisconsin Statutes Annotated (WSA) 292.11, and Wisconsin Administrative Code (NR) 706.01 to 706.17

Hazardous waste small quantity generators (SQGs): NR 662.192

Hazardous waste transporters: NR 663.30

Regulatory Agencies

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

Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs Division of Emergency Management Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

Local emergency planning committees

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 follows federal release notification requirements, with additional state requirements, including immediate reporting of hazardous substance spills. State notification rules also include requirements for small quantity hazardous waste generators and transporters. Underground storage tank (UST) owners or operators must follow release reporting requirements for hazardous substances. See the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for additional information.

Both state and federal laws apply to release notification, including any additional reporting requirements contained in a facility's operating permit. For federal requirements, see the national section RELEASE NOTIFICATION.

Administration and enforcement. The DNR and the EOC administer Wisconsin's release notification rules. The DNR is responsible for enforcement. County LEPCs are responsible for ...

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Wisconsin Release Notification Resources

Type Title
Checklists CERCLA Release Reporting Checklist
Forms Spill/Release Report Form
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