Wisconsin Universal Wastes regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Universal Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agency
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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Air, Waste, and Remediation & Redevelopment Division Waste and Materials Management Program

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Wisconsin has adopted the federal regulations for universal wastes with the exception of the EPA regulations for mercury-containing equipment (MCE), which were added in August 2005. Check with DNR to see if it has adopted those provisions, which it intends to do at some point. DNR, pursuant to the memorandum discussed in this section, allows MCE and used antifreeze to be managed as universal wastes. Check with DNR to verify that it is still allowing MCE and used antifreeze to be managed as universal wastes, despite the absence of Wisconsin regulations authorizing such management.

Administration and enforcement. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Waste and Materials Management Program administers and enforces the universal wastes rule in Wisconsin.

Additional Guidance

Although the state has not yet adopted the federal MCE rules, the DNR "exercises discretion" in managing MCE and used antifreeze pursuant to a DNR Memorandum of November 11, 2008, Management of Universal Wastes in Wisconsin.

Guidance Documents
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More on this topic:

Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agency
Comparison: State vs. Federal
Additional Guidance
Guidance Documents
Checklists