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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Wisconsin's requirements concerning security for air toxics are covered in the state's accidental release prevention program, which follows the federal program. See the national sections RISK MANAGEMENT and SECURITY for more information.
As is required by the federal rules for municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills, owners and operators of solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills must prevent unauthorized access to the facility and comply with specific state requirements in connection with signage at the facility's entrance. Wisconsin restricts access to vehicles that transport MSW ash.
Wisconsin follows the federal rules for vulnerability assessment requirements for public water suppliers. In addition, Wisconsin has security requirements for sewage treatment lagoons.
• Administration and enforcement. The Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Air, Waste, and Remediation & Redevelopment Division administers and enforces the security rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills and solid waste transporters in Wisconsin.
DNR's Bureau of Drinking Water and Groundwater is responsible for vulnerability assessments for public water suppliers in Wisconsin. Security rules for wastewater treatment facilities are administered and enforced by DNR's Bureau of Watershed Management.