Wisconsin Hazardous Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Hazardous Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste transportation: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 663

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Exemptions: NR 663.10

Licenses: NR 663.13 and NR 670 Appendix II

Manifests: NR 663.20(2)

Release notification: NR 663.30

Regulatory Agency

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Air, Waste, and Remediation & Redevelopment Division (AWaRe)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Wisconsin's rules for transporters of hazardous waste are almost identical to the federal regulations. However, the state has additional state licensing requirements.

Administration and enforcement. DNR administers and enforces the transporter rules in Wisconsin.

State Requirements



NR 663.10

The following are exempt from the Wisconsin hazardous waste transporter requirements:

  • On-site transportation of hazardous waste by generators or owners or operators of facilities with final operating licenses, and
  • Transportation during an explosives or munitions emergency response.

Service License

NR 663.13 and NR 670 Appendix II

A transportation service license has to be obtained from DNR before transporting hazardous waste in Wisconsin (unless specifically exempted). The license is issued for a term of 1 year starting on October 1 of each year. License applications may be obtained from DNR. A fee of $400 must accompany the application. A $150 late fee is assessed for late renewals. The fee(s) and application must be submitted to the DNR regional office where the transportation service is located.

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