Wisconsin Surface Impoundments regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Surface Impoundments: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Surface impoundment rules: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 664.0220 to 664.0232 and NR 665.0220 to 665.0231 (interim status)

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Organic air emissions standards: NR 664.1050 to 664.1090 and NR 665.1050 to 665.1090 (interim status)

Liner construction quality assurance plan: NR 664.0019 and NR 665.0019 (interim status)

Response action plan: NR 664.0304 and NR 665.0303 (interim status)

Licensing process: NR 670 and NR 670 Appendix II

Land disposal facility fees: Wisconsin Statutes Annotated (WSA) 289.62, WSA 291.33, WSA 289.67 and WSA 289.63

Regulatory Agency

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's hazardous waste surface impoundment requirements include the federal rules and several more stringent state standards. The state's standards cover licensing procedures, fees, and closure. The federal organic air emissions standards for surface impoundments are in effect in Wisconsin.

Note: At present, Wisconsin has no commercial surface impoundments that accept hazardous waste.

Administration and enforcement. DNR's Bureau of Waste and Materials Management administers and enforces the surface impoundment rules in Wisconsin, including the organic air emissions standards.

State Requirements


NR 670 and NR 670 Appendix II

Wisconsin refers to "permits" as "licenses." The hazardous waste surface impoundment licensing process is quite involved in ...

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