Wisconsin TSDF Responsibilities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin TSDF Responsibilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) management rules: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 664.0001 to 670 Appendix II

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Financial responsibility: Wisconsin Statutes Annotated (WSA) 289.41 and regulations at NR 664.0140 to 664.0151, and NR 665.0140 to 665.0148 (interim status)

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Wisconsin's rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include both the federal rules and some more stringent state requirements. The state's more stringent rules cover annual reports, manifests, contingency plans, closure and post-closure standards, financial responsibility, disposal restrictions, licenses and fees, and pollution prevention.

Administration and enforcement. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Bureau of Waste and Materials Management administers and enforces the TSDF requirements in Wisconsin.

State Requirements


In addition to submitting a federal biennial report to DNR by March 1 of every even-numbered year, the TSDF owner or operator must submit an annual activity report to DNR by March 1 each year. Information requested by the state's annual report is similar to the federal biennial report. See the state section BIENNIAL REPORT for more information.


TSDF owners or operators in Wisconsin follow the federal rules regarding ...

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