Governing Law and Regulations
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Air and Waste Bureau of Waste and Materials Management Hazardous Waste Prevention and Management Section
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Wisconsin has adopted the federal rules for hazardous waste generators with several additions that make the state's rules more stringent. The state's more stringent rules apply to:
—On-site storage of wastes
Note: The federal class of conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs) (persons generating less than 100 kilograms (kg) of hazardous waste and no more than 1 kg of acutely hazardous waste per month) is called very small quantity generators (VSQGs) in Wisconsin.
• Administration and enforcement. DNR's Bureau of Waste and Materials Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste generator rules in Wisconsin.
ON-SITE STORAGE OF WASTES
Although Wisconsin follows the federal rules for the time periods during which generators may accumulate ...