Wisconsin PCB Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin PCB Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) waste management requirements: Wisconsin Statutes Annotated 299.45 and Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 157

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Definitions: NR 157.02

Generators: NR 157.03

Transporters: NR 157.04

Full-service contractors: NR 157.05

Service facilities: NR 157.06

Disposal facilities: NR 157.07

Testing methods: NR 157.20

Regulatory Agencies

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Air, Waste, and Remediation & Redevelopment Division Waste and Materials 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. In addition to the federal regulations, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has established procedures for the storage, collection, transportation, processing, and final disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and products containing PCBs taken out of service for disposal. PCB wastes must be accompanied by a waste tracking form. See the state section MANIFESTS for more information.

Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 5 office and DNR's Air, Waste, and Remediation & Redevelopment Division combine to administer and enforce PCB management requirements in Wisconsin.

State Requirements


NR 157.02

"Full-service contractor" is defined as any person who accepts ownership and responsibility from a generator for delivery of PCBs or products containing PCBs for disposal to a service, incineration, or landfill facility and who meets the requirements of NR 157.05(1).

"PCBs" is defined as the class of organic compounds generally ...

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