Wednesday , 28 September 2016

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD AUTHORIZES HEARINGS FOR UPDATED WPDES PERMIT RULES

The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Wednesday authorized a public hearing for two rule packages that modify the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit program. The proposed rule revisions provide a path forward to address differences between federal and state requirements that date back prior to 2011 when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency identified 75 potential issues with Wisconsin’s statutory and regulatory authority. The rules that will now move forward seek to address 21 of the technical issues by – among other items — establishing new regulations to cover pollutant discharges when pollutants are present in intake water and methods to calculate effluent limits. http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3761

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