Governing Law and Regulations
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP)
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 has not established any state-specific requirements for federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans or requirements for state spill prevention plans. Facilities in Wisconsin that fall under the federal SPCC plan regulations must prepare SPCC plans, which must be retained at the facility and made available for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inspections. Regulated facilities that experience large or frequent spills must file their SPCC plans with the EPA Region 5 office.
Wisconsin has stricter secondary containment requirements for aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) that store oil and other petroleum products. See the state section ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 5 office administers and enforces SPCC plan requirements in Wisconsin. The DATCP regulates inspections of service stations, bulk plants, and pipeline terminal fuel systems, as well as fuel products marketed to consumers from the systems and tanks.