Wisconsin TSDF Permits regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin TSDF Permits: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facility (TSDF) rules: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 670.001 to NR 670 Appendix II

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Operating license: NR 670.001, NR 670.079, NR 670.068, and NR 670.427

Application process:

Overview: NR 670.010

Initial site report: NR 670.007(2)

Part A of the application: NR 670.010(4)

Feasibility and plan of operation report: NR 670.002(7) and NR 670.014 to 670.027

Construction certification: NR 664.0025

Public hearings and notice: NR 670.410 to 670.417, NR 670.431, and NR 670.432


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

Application fees: NR 670 Appendix II

Operating license fee: NR 670 Appendix II

Permit modification fees: NR 670 Appendix II

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 refers to "permits" for hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facilities (TSDFs) as "licenses." Although Wisconsin has adopted most of the federal hazardous waste TSDF permit application and modification rules, the state's TSDF license regulations still require an extensive application process.

Wisconsin's rules are different from the federal regulations in several areas. The state rules prohibit underground injection wells and land treatment facilities to be used for hazardous waste treatment or disposal. The state has not adopted the federal provisions ...

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