Thursday , 29 September 2016

DNR WANTS TO EXPAND PROJECTS THAT DON’T REQUIRE ANALYSIS

The state Department of Natural Resources wants to permanently expand the list of projects and activities that don’t require an environmental analysis. The DNR plans to ask its board next month for permission to expand its list of so-called minor actions that don’t require analysis. The move is angering environmental groups, who fear the exemptions could lead to long-lasting damage to Wisconsin’s air and water. The list includes issuing a construction or renewal permit for minor air pollution sources; decisions related to existing factory facilities; issuing licenses or registrations for well drillers; temporary dam drawdowns and dam repairs; and approval of construction plans for wastewater facilities. The board is set to vote on the changes at a meeting in Horicon on Aug. 12. http://journaltimes.com/news/state-and-regional/dnr-wants-to-expand-projects-that-don-t-require-analysis/article_b63de4bc-ec16-5414-b536-39288f718bd5.html

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