Wisconsin Ag Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Ag Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 200.01 to 203.20

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Animal feeding operations (AFOs): NR 243.01 to 243.26

Livestock permits: NR 243.11

Permit applications: NR 243.12

Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permits for large concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs): NR 243.13

Nutrient management plans (NMPs): NR 243.14

Siting of new facilities: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP) 51

Runoff management: NR 151.01

Erosion: NR 151.02

Manure storage facilities: NR 151.05

Clean water diversion performance standard: NR 151.06

Prohibitions: NR 151.08

Variances: NR 151.097

Regulatory Agencies

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Water Bureau of Watershed Management

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP) Livestock Division

U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

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. Wisconsin is fully authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. NPDES permits regulate point source discharges of pollutants to waters of the state. The state defines "point source" to include concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Wisconsin generally follows the federal rules relating to animal feeding operation (AFO) and CAFO permits. See the ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements