Wisconsin Chemicals regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Chemicals: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste imports and exports: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 662.050 to 662.060

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Mercury: Wisconsin Act 44, Wisconsin Statutes Annotated (WSA) 299.49

Mercury in schools: WSA 118.07(4)

Phosphates: WSA 281.17(6) and WSA 94.643

Cleaning agents: WSA 281.17(6)

Fertilizers: WSA 94.643

Regulatory Agencies

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

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 follows the federal hazardous materials transportation requirements for the import and export of chemicals. Export licenses may be required for the export of controlled chemicals. See the national sections HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS and IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for a summary of federal requirements. In addition, a security plan may be required by hazardous materials transporters. The plan must include an assessment of possible transportation security risks for hazmat shipments. See the national section SECURITY for more information.

Internationally, a number of countries have developed or are developing laws with restrictions on the import of hazardous substances and electronic equipment that contain certain hazardous chemicals. See the national sections EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE and IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for more information concerning these international directives. In addition, a growing number of states are regulating how products that contain certain hazardous chemicals being imported ...


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