Wisconsin Land Disposal Restrictions regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Land Disposal Restrictions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations
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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 land disposal restrictions (LDRs) with the exception of the 2005 provision at 40 CFR 268.20 regarding waste-specific prohibitions for dye and/or pigment production wastes. However, because this rule was adopted under the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) to RCRA, it is in effect in Wisconsin. Although Wisconsin has adopted the following federal LDRs, the state is not authorized to implement them because EPA has not delegated authority to states to implement these rules:

—Case-by-case extensions (40 CFR 268.5)

—No-migration variances (40 CFR 268.6)

—Equivalent method variances (40 CFR 268.42(b))

—Variances from treatment standards (40 CFR 268.44)

See LDR Exceptions in the national section LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS/LAND BAN for more information about these extensions and variances.

Administration and enforcement. DNR's Bureau of Waste and Materials Management administers and enforces the LDRs in Wisconsin. However, when new LDRs are issued under HSWA, as was 40 CFR 268.20 regarding Hazardous Waste K181, EPA will administer these new regulations until the time that an equivalent or more stringent rule is adopted in Wisconsin.


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Wisconsin Land Disposal Restrictions Resources

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