Wisconsin Biennial Report regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Biennial Report: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Annual reports:

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Large quantity generator (LQG) and small quantity generator (SQG) annual report requirements: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 662.040(2) and NR 662.041

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) owner and operator annual report requirements: NR 664.0075 and NR 665.0075 (interim status)

Permanent household and very small quantity generator (VSQG) hazardous waste collection facility annual report requirements: NR 666.903(12) and NR 666.903(13)

Applicability and content for annual reports: NR 662.040(2), NR 662.041, NR 664.0075, NR 665.0075, NR 666.903(12), and NR 666.903(13)

Environmental repair fee information for generators: NR 662.041 and Wisconsin Statutes Annotated (WSA) 289.67(2)

Regulatory Agency

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Management Division Waste & Materials Management Program

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Wisconsin follows the federal biennial report rules for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs) and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). However, the state requires a report to be submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) by March 1 of each year and therefore calls it an annual report. In addition, and unlike the federal rules, Wisconsin requires small quantity generators (SQGs) and permanent household and very small quantity generator (VSQG) collection facilities to submit specific state sections of the Wisconsin annual report.

Administration and enforcement. The DNR's Environmental Management Division administers and enforces Wisconsin's annual reporting requirements and the federal biennial report requirements. See ...


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